Thursday, April 24, 2008

One more fantastic giveaway...

Take look at this GIVE AWAY...!!!
Check out Camille Roskelley at Simplify...its unbeliveable...she is giving away a beautiful quilt!!
So please check it out and tell her that I sent you..this will of course give me some extra chances...cause this quilt...ohhh...its beautiful...How many times did I say beautiful...;D
Good luck...to you too!!

Been sewing...;D

...but sorry can NOT show you a thing...they are all secrets...;D... would love to ...but...I think the ladies who will receive this...would like it to be a surprise...Yes I´m talking about my PIFs...
And ladies...THEY ARE NOT finished...so you will have to wait for a bit longer...;D

Please check out these blogs...first JulieK...she has a wonderful giveaway...probably stupid to send you there...giving me less chance to win... ;D ..but you all deserve that...

And this new blog I resently found at My Favourite Things... she has a giveaway too...ohh she has the most beautiful things made up...Love it...I would be glad if you mentioned that Kviltstina sent them there...
This is a quilt I made last year...ohhhh..was it a year ago..or is it two...time flies so fast I lost track... Me and Marica took a trip to Louise for some serious sewing...;D...and Marica was the one who started this one...she started to sew hers...I wanted to do one and Louise did as well...So poor DH of Louise had to jump between quilts laid all over the floor at her house...*LOL*...ohhh we had a blast!
So this is my version...of "Gammal Kärlek" in pink, browns and beige... Marica made hers in black, burgundy and beige and Louise in pastelblues and pink...
Maybe Marica show you hers if you ask her nicely...;D...and she is having a PIF at her place...join her!!

No...better stop blogging now... its time to bake (dont like this...;D) some cakes for a tennis tournament this weekend...
Have a really nice time out there...and please..

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Not a mess anymore...yet...;D

I haven´t sewed at all the last couple of days... after I had visited Julianns blog the other day I had to face it...I had to go upstairs and make some serious cleanup!!! Ohhh how in the world is it possible to have such a mess... (infact it was more messy before I took the pictures...had started to pick up from the floor...;D) So I started to some organizing...throwing old ...very old patterns and stitcheries from who knows when...;D... and finally there was s ome space for the new ones...*LOL*...


...And finally...no clutter ...no paper and patters or fabrics everywhere...
...and it feels so calming now...might even enjoy myself here now...
...still had to leave some racingcars for my son...so he will have something to do when I sew...










...found a place for my new PINK magazine holders...
...maybe I will have to finish that wallhanging...I think it has been on that wall for over a year now...;D...
This old filing cabinet I got from my mother-in-law...for almost 9 years ago...and it´s the best ...
...for storing my fabrics in...perfect compartments for my folded fabrics...
...and yes I have fabrics in other places tooo..*LOL*...
Hardly uses the fabrics from the lower part...kind of bright for me at the moment..;D
Almost finished with the the sewingroom...I have one thing left...and that is...
...WASH all my new fabrics...Pheeewww...
I´ve done it again...*LOL*...hope I will learn someday...to wash them right away!!!

Hope you all will have a very nice weekend ...with family, friends or whatever you want to...maybe some sewing or gardening for them who can do that...;D
Today it´s SATURDAY...and its candy day...so we will enjoy some Japanese and American bubblegum today...*LOL*

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I got more in the mail...

...:o)))...
...beautiful pink homespun fabrics...
and this time it was an ANGEL in Norway ...May Kristin...who heard my call for help to find pink homespun...soo she helped me to find theese... Thankyou...and thats not enough...
...she added theese lovely pink fabrics as a gift...
...and look at the notepad...I love them all... thankyou...thankyou...
I´m so touched for all the kindness....TACK!
Quilters are really something special!

Today i finished my Thursdayblock...
...in my ...Prim Shabbychic Week...from a pattern from Cheri Saffiote Payne..."A Country Week"...
And you know what...Yesterday I started to clean up my mess in my sewingroom...wow...thank heavens that I didn´t know what I was setting about...papers and old magazines...and started projects...and fabrics all over the place... Was up way too long last night...but it´s getting to look a bit better...I think... Will soon find my sewingtable...;D
Have a really nice day ...

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Happy Birthday....

...to my sunshine... ...Petra...20 years ...!!!
Time flies really quck...just recently little and lovely dressed in pink...and now....dressed in black , tattoos ...and...you know what...;D...
Love you...and a big Happy Birthday to you...behave and hope your homemade birthday cake will be a success...

Monday, April 14, 2008

Thankyou....:o)

Todays mail was a very interesting package from Japan...from Lea...
and look what I got!!! She just wanted to say thankyou for my 50th post gift...and wow...look at this...how in the world am I going to say thankyou for this... Japanese and American sweets...which my son already declared that it was a very long time until Saturday (the day he is allowed to eat candy)...-It smells sooo good...he said ...;D
Lovely magazines...now she will have to translate the Japanese one for me...*LOL*...
...and a lovely ribbon...with Little Red Riding Hood" I think...and a pattern from Primitive Pieces By Lynda...how in the world could she know I love her work...;D
I´m ever so thankful...Thankyou Lea...from the bottom of my heart!!

Been at my optician today...needed new eyeglasses...ladies I´m beginning to get old...can´t focus on near sight...so the eyeglasses are always up on the head nowadays...;D..and I guess thats not the place for them...*LOL*
I haven´t sewed anything this wekend and hardly anything since Thursday last week...been a bit low on energy...have to retreive some energy!
And I need to clean up my sewingroom!!! It looks like a bomb has exploded in there...maybe thats why I can´t sew...*LOL* Maybe tomorrow I will have some energy for that..I hope! And wash some fabrics...pheeeww....
Please send ENERGY!! ...;D
Thanks again Lea...love your presents...

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

And today it´s Wednesday...

Wednesday block finished...ohhh...this is so fun...On this one I used buttons from my grandmother...so now I have a little piece from her in this quilt...
Have to show you what I got yesterday from my friend Åsa... We have been trying to meet ever since my birthday...and finally we made it...!! Look at this...
...aint the presents beautiful wrapped... I could hardly open them...



















...and the cards...soooo...beautiful... isn´t theese old cards really something!! I just love them...
And the saying on the other card...that sure is right!! We had a lovely time...catching up on the past...We have to meet soon...!!! She wants to learn how to quilt..and I have promised her to learn...so what are we waiting for...;D










And what was in the presents... Lovely vintage boots made by her and
the cutest bear in lovely spring colours...and a beautiful saying....
Thankyou Åsa for you lovely gifts...






Today we have a perfect weather some sewing, stitching or reading ...the wind blows...snow is whirling around the house... Spring seems to be ...I don´t know...not in the north of Sweden anyway...



Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Tuesday Lady...

It´s Tuesday today......finally got this block ready...it has been on tour...first to Arjeplog and had it with me this weekend to Finland...so it has travelled around a bit...
I loved to sew on this one...I love to add things to all my stitcherys and quilts...have to stop myself from time to time...otherwise it will be full of small details all over...maybe some more frenchknots...and perhaps some grass...and maybe ...No ...I won´t add any more...I think...;D

Have to say that I´m a bit envious of my dear friend Louise who is going to Chicago tomorrow on this big (!) International Quilt Festival this wekend...
Hope someday it will be my turn to go...;D Wish you all the luck and take a LOT of photos and bring a HUGE amount of ideas with you home...I will sit and wait by the phone...*LOL*
Have a really wonderful time...love you...and take care...
Hope you all are well out there in blogland and are having a really creative week...
Good luck with whatever you are working on...

Monday, April 7, 2008

Black and White week and some tennis...

This have been a VERY tough week for me... why then...???
Early this year my quiltinggroup "Kviltarna" decided to exchange blocks with each other every month...take a look here and you will see my blocks... I have finished Kristinas blocks and have sent them to the next person...recieved Cicis...and they are black and white...whhoaaa...do I have this kind of fabrics??!!...Oh no...and yes I did find some...orderd some and a little help from Marica I finished them...struggled slowly but they are finished!!! Why was that so hard...;D They look great...but black....;D...A great challenge for me and I did it!
Just a little peek...can´t show mine...
...this is Cici´s startblocks...

This weekend we have been away on a tennis tournament ( softball) in Kalix with my son and stayed over at a hotel with another family ...
And we and the kids had such a great time...nice arrangements and a fun tournament...
Had my sewingbag with me...and not a stitch sewn...;D We stayed at a small hotel...think we were almost alone there...thanks for that...cause...the kids might have been a bit loud...screaming...-Fantastic...my hotel...all by ourself ...WOW..! Running up and down the stairs... playing hide and seek and so on...Laughing pretty load!!
... A nice prize...2:nd place for my son...
On Sunday we took a trip to IKEA...and shopped...not much...but found some lovely PINK "holders" for my magazines...which are all over the place...;D So now I´m hoping to be a little bit more organized...
A fast detour to Finland...bought some nice chocolate...Mmmmm...
My son tried to read some Finnish...but gave up...;D
A lovely weekend spend with family and friends...


Thursday, April 3, 2008

Tagged twice...

Ok...ladies and maybe some men ...the ones that still think that this with snow is fun ...I´ll show you my sons snowman...before it melted away...;D Yes it´s only the lower part left...*LOL*...yes its melting...hurray!!...but he´s kind of cute I think with his spiky hair!!!...
Okey..I´m glad it´s melting...but to be honest...the snow is falling with huge snowflakes outside... So thats for my happiness...

Have been tagged for second time now...to write some weird things (7) about myself...this time from Jo and before that from Christine...but I don´t have any weird things to say...that should be sleeping at quiltmeetings then...*LOL*...Ok here it comes...

*I have a lot of Norweigan Viking blood in my veins...for example from Olav den helige och Harald Hårdråde!!

*My ancestors ruled and were Kings on the Isle of Mann and the Isles.... quite famous ones from the 11 th century... maybe thats why I fell in love with a special quilting technique from Isle of Man...;D

*I can bend just the tips of my fingers...*LOL* quite disgusting...just like claws...

*I got curly hair when I got my son!! It was straight as a pin before...

*I´m no much of a cook...I´m too lazy...It has to go
fast...I rather sew!!!

*But I do love chocolate...in all sorts....Mmmmm!!

*Allergic to most fruits, almonds, nuts, pollen from birches and timothy grass and cats...and this IS NOT fun at all...

Was that weird or not...;D...
I will not pass this tagging forward...hope no ones offended... I happily share my weirdness with you all...and If anyone who read this is up for it ...please tag yourself and share...;D

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

It´s SPRING....

Tjoooohhoooo...!!
Ohhh...the first signs of spring...yes...yes...theese little brave grape hyacinths apparently showed up when I wasn´t paying attention... I was out sitting in the sun and my eye caught something green...and YES...there they were...so I "ran" around the house and saw small little wonders behind packed snow...stuggling their way up... iris, crocuses....ohh..this is a happy and warm ( +8 degrees Celcius) day!!! Finally I can say Spring is on it´s way!