Monday, June 30, 2008

Not mine... but a 100 th post!!


Take a look at this wonderful blogger...she has reached her 100 th post and are having a wonderful giveaway...so take a look!!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Sneak Peek and quilting

Some progress was made in the sewingroom... ;)
...I compleated my top for the Four Seasons Quilt Swap...
good to have it in progress...need to think a little of how to quilt it...
handquilt or not... colour of thread ...AND HOW!!!
Will have it on the wall for some days and hope I can come up with something...
...while wondering on the quilting for the little summerquilt...I took up another quiltingproject...My Quilter´s Journey...I know it´s not finished yet...think I promised this spring...and can´t say it spring now ...even if it´s cold...
...I love to quilt with perle cotton thread...really like the look of it...
And have worked so I only have one block left now... Woo hoooooo!!
Think I made a promise not to start my Butterfly Garden until this one is ready...and that promise I have kept!! At least that is something... ;)

Joined Sharon´s Cup Cake Swap the other day in a moment of weakness...or maybe it´s not...I don´t know...Deadline for that one is the 18th of August ...
Aaarrggghhh...I´m absolutely out of my mind...!!
Right in the middle of our vacation plans...and my daughters move ...pheew...need a secretary soon to keep track on my commitments!!!
Anyway...
Happy Stitching to you all...

Friday, June 27, 2008

Just a quick note!!

Need to get some sewing done!!!!
Just so you know this...and me too... :)

Just have to say a few words before I take myself up to the sewingroom... ( haven´t noticed that the steps have been so high that I almost cant climb on them... ;) )

I love all your comments ...
they all make my days so special!!
But please...see to that you have an email attached to your comments...otherwise I CAN NOT answer your questions...
If you don´t know how to do this...take a look at Chookyblues blog...she made a tutorial today!!
And one more thing...make you email visible at your profile...if you want replys... And I love to make replys...!!! :)
So if you haven´t got any answers to your questions..thats because I can´t come in contact with you...so please make another try!!
Have a wonderful day and now I´m off to climb a mountain!! (read stairs)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Happy Birthday!!!

One midsummerday nine years ago this little fellow was born....
and as you see...already at 6 months old...
you could see he was to like TENNIS!!!
...Viktor...

And today ...it´s the same...tennis and then some more tennis...all days practising agaist walls and whatever comes in the way... ;)
So in the packages for the big 9-year day...
there were only new outfits for the tenniscourt!!
And this was completely right...a big smile on his face..especially when he could dress in NIKE... just the same as his one time favourite... Rafael Nadal from Spain!!
Who this years plays in Viktors number one colour.... GREEN!!! Just sorry we couldn´t find the exact copy of Nadals clothes...but grey became just fine...as long as Viktor is happy!!
...Happy Birthday...
...Love you so much...

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Rain and Cinnamom...

Rain....Rain...and Rain...
and you know what we do to keep us warm.... BAKE!!! :0)
Not completly true...but nice...

So today I baked Cinnamon buns ( Swedish)
150 g butter
5 dl milk
50 g fresh yeast
1/2 tsp salt
1- 1 1/2 dl sugar
14 dl wheat flour
...warm the milk to lukewarm...melt the butter in that...
Crumble the yeast into a bowl...add buttermilk and stir until the yeast is dissolved...
Add the rest of the sugar, salt and flour . Work into a smooth and silky dough...
Rest for 30 minutes
...make the filling...softened butter 150 g, vanilla-flavoured sugar and caster sugar (icing sugar?) mix this soft! (add sugar until it tastes Mmmmmm... ;) )
...Make the buns...Divide the dough into two. Roll out each part to a large rectangle. Spread with buttermix and sprinkle over cinnamom! Roll each rectangle into a tight roll, starting at the long edge, and cut each roll into about 20 pieces. Place each piece in a paper cup on a baking sheet (covered with parchment paper so you won't end up with a mess) Hmmm...I didn´t do this... :) , cover and leave to proof for 30 minutes.

Beat an egg with 1/2 tsp of water, and brush this carefully on the buns. Finish by a light sprinkling of pearl sugar.
Bake at 225°C for 8 minutes, until they're as golden as you like them.
And enjoy with a nice cup of tea!!!
Have a really good day... :)

Sunday, June 22, 2008

More Angels...

Guess if I was tired the day after Cyber Stiching Day...
maybe I´m not as young as I think I am... ;)

Got 3 more members to Angel Story Club...first Nadine...and Peg...and Yvonne ... she posted me some pictures of her completed top ( Yes it´s finished...but not quilted) and some of her wonderful Angels... you will find some more here... and I also know that Inger Lise has started on hers...so take a look at her wonderful angels!!
Some of you are still hesitating to join...cause you haven´t started on them...but most of these quilters haven´t started on theirs...
All we want to have is our Angel Story Quilts... :)
No matter how long it takes... Ok for me it does...but I have worked on it for more than 2 years!!!
..one of Yvonne´s blocks...
...and her completed top...Congratulations!! Good luck with the quilting!!
...and I finished my last Angel blocks today...
WOOOHOOOO!!!
...and I have cut out most of the squares for the quilt...can´t wait to start with the layout...one of the moments I like the most...
...Today I started with new energy with my 4SQS...finished the background and started to draw some flowers...tried out some in fabric... back on track again...and it feels good!
We got a little sweet visitor for the night...
Viktors cousin...Jarl 3 years old wanted to have a sleep over at his Aunt and cousin...
and tomorrow the next "gang" is coming... my brother and his wife and their
3 children ( 8 and the twins will soon be 6) will stay the next night...Oh my ...where to put everybody... ;) Guess I will come up with something...!!
So NO sewing for some days now...but I want to wish you all a wonderful week and Happy Sewing!!!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

It is 3.45 AM!!!

My bookmark is finished!!!
Woo Hooo...
How´s it going for you ladies???
Are you tired... ;)
Not me....think I will get a reward for crazyness... don´t you think!
Here the sun is rising and it´s even lighter now...no problem taking photos outside without using a flash... I see some lightblue skye...maybe it wont be a bad weather day today...
Ok...now I´m signing off from reporting at this early hour...think my family appreciates me more later today..if I go to bed... ;)
Good luck...love to see what you have done when I wake up!!!

Cyber Stitching Day has begun...report from Sweden!

Finally here...
got an email from Karen at Mrs Martins Quiltshop in Australia that shes now over at the church hall...so guess it has started!!!
And for you who doesn´t know what this fantastic ...super duper idea came from...
take a look at Mrs Martin´s Quiltshop..
Thanks for organinzing this....

This is my package that arrived well on time....loved every bit of it...just don´t know which one to start...but decided to go for the bookmark and perhaps the magnet... cause you see I am up at 1.31 am now ...I know ...CRAZY!!! ...
...and bet you can´t belive me when you see this picture either... it´s 1.31 am out in the Swedish Midsummer night!!! We have "daylight" all the night...no darkness at my place...the sun is up all the night... ;)
...made myself a nice drink with strawberries and wine...to celebrate this event... very nice...
...and started to stitch on my bookmark...but decided to get indoors...(the mosquitos liked me very much).... and made my first post of the Cyber Stitching Day to all the curious ladies out there!!

See you soon...

Friday, June 20, 2008

I´m stuffed...and waiting...

Glad Midsommar!!
....Even if the Midsummer Eve almost is over....
...and soon its Midsummer Day...and The Cyber Stitching Day begins at 1am ...at least for me...since I´m about 9 hours behind the Aussies joining in at Mrs Martins Quiltshops Stichingday!!

Have been preparing food for tonights dinner all day...at least it feels like that...












Used my birthday dishes for the table´s setting today...I love them so much... And what did we have have for Midsummer dinner then...
...Mmmmmm..
Grilled Salmon...fresh potatoes with dill, chives and a bit of lime ...and cous cous salad...and a lovely white wine....
...and for dessert...
cardamom tarte with lemoncurd fromage...and some lovely swedish strawberries...
....oh boy...I´m stuffed...

So now I´m sitting here waiting for the Stitching Day to start...brewed one teapot with tea...drank that one... still 2 hours left... clock is now 11 pm..
...Waiting...
:)

If you want to know more of Midsummer traditions in Sweden....look at this link...and scroll down and read about Sweden and our neighbours!!


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Anni Downs...

Today I got mail from Anni Downs...writer of the fantastic book
"An Angels Story".
It is from this book we are making the angels we are so in love with...and are determined to finish!!
She loved the idea...and wrote this:

"This sounds like a BRILLIANT idea!!, and I absolutely LOVE the badge – I WANT ONE!!!"

So I guess ...now we have her blessings and this will go like a dance to get this quilt together!!
Hope there are more of you that want to join... don´t be scared of the deadlines...just join and see where it leads...of course the prize will be drawn from the ones who are finished 1st of January 2009..but the biggest prize must be to have this gorgeous quilt finished!! Don´t you agree!! So join and we all support each other!!
If you forgot the the simple rules...here they come again...
Top finished by 30th September..and quilt finished (quilted and binded) 1st of January 2009!!
So feel free to use this badge made of Marica...isn´t it lovely... and use this link to the picture:
http://kviltstina.blogspot.com/2008/06/angel-story-challenge.html

I would be happy if you emailed me at kviltstina@gmail.com with your progress and I will post about your progress...oohhh...isn´t it exciting...think of all the new fantasic angels we will see!!

And I know some of you have already started so look here...and you will see some lovley ones!!

And my own progress...
...two more done...
Hope that you all who have written to me...change your mind and join in anyway!! Like I said ...don´t be scared of the deadline... think of the lovely quilt instead!!
Good luck to you all!!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Godmorning to you...

Had a good nights sleep..
just sorry to wake up with a bit of cold...pheew...
... had a wonderful breakfast...
needed that one...I do love long breakfasts...

today we are going to work in the garden some...have to redo a little..move plants and make more space for TENNIS!! Oh my my garden is going to be one big tenniscourt!!

Yesterday...
...we were at an opening ceremony for a sports arena... we listened to wonderful music by Rongedal...I really enjoyed their show...really happy music...sorry forgot my camera...just the mobilphone... so no sound from this event... Yes I bought their CD...and got the autographs... and Louise D I said hello to your son...!!! ;)
Got a wonderful award a couple of evenings ago...
from Colleen at Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens...
must have been really good for my soul...I slept like a baby...didn´t even wake up early as I use to!!

And as usual...I can not choose three of you wonderful bloggers out there...so consider you all chosen...!! Instead I would like to send this award to the people I know need it most these days...I say no names... Take care

I also have been tagged by Cara at The Quilt Nook... it´s a 5 Things Meme....
I know the rules...but I´m not going to tag anyone... feel free to tag yourself if you want to...but I share my fives with you...

1. What was I doing 10 years ago:
I lived in Östersund ...trying to get my life back into normal...rehab after a broken hip...yepp did some cross country skiing... ( never done that since) and trying to build a new family!!

2. What 5 things are on on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order):
First of get some aspirin for my headache... ;) , help my DH in the garden...he is already out there... sew on my angel story...quilt on Quilters Journey...and rest !!!

3. Snacks I enjoy:
Chocolate!!!!
...and some more chocolate!!!...

4. Things I would do if I was a billionaire:
Oh...there are so many possibilites here...but I think I would like to come and visit
you all!!! Visit wonderful quiltshops all over the world...go fantastic classes with brilliant designers...and of course BUY a lot of fantastic quilty things!! Hmmm..that was rather selfish...wasn´t it!!! ;)

5. Places I have lived:
Ok... they are all in Sweden...and not so many...
Harads...Arjeplog...Älvsbyn...Östersund and now Öjebyn (Piteå)...all places in the north of Sweden...Ok Östersund in the middle!!!

That was a little something about me...Have a god Sunday to you all...now I better get out and help DH... :) He has already been in here twice and checked me out ...

And for last...
A fantastic giveaway at Jackies place
...Canton Village Quilt Works....
Shes giving away free quilting for someone!!!
Hope it will be me!!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Angel story... Challenge...

First of all...check out Lynette Andersons blog....she´s having a wonderful giveaway...this one you don´t want to miss!!

...Angel Story...
Ohh these angels...they have been a project going on way tooo long now...
I started mine at least 2 years ago...and have been working on them every summer... so has Marica...and we have been setting dates for finishing them...extended the deadline...and so on.. you get the point...and guess what they are STILL NOT FINISHED!!!
So when we had our last meeting...we decided to work on them... You know how it is to start a project you have put aside...you don´t remember how you had been thinking...and it get kind of tricky to start again...
And this time we set another deadline...knowing in my mind...that we could extend it this time too... ;)
Then May Britt made a comment on my blog and said that they were her bad conscience...so I challenged her to join us... and she did!!! And then Hanne, Anne Ida , Bjørg ( no blog) and Cathi wanted to join in!!
This is fantastic...more pressure ( I need that) ..so maybe this time I can´t put them away...and thats good...cause I really want them finished!!
I talked to Marica tonight and she will make a little "sign" for this Angelclub...
So if there are more people working on this one or will start it...join us...
This is the deal:
Top finished by 30th September...and quilt finished (quilted and binded) 1st of January 2009!!

So I will add this to my sidebar soon with links to all who joins...and I´d be happy if you mail me at kviltstina@gmail.com with your progress (and if you have no blog...we solve that someway)...so we all can help and support each other to finish this lovely quilt by the end of the year!! Haven´t thought of any prize ...but it could be possible there will be a drawing for the completed quilts... if I´m not to exhausted.... ;)
Good luck to all!!
...So I have started today...sat outside in the lovely weather ...and stitched one block finished...
...started another...
...and this is how far I have come...have all blocks finished...but not completed the stitchery on some... and I also have started to cut out the squares... so I´m a bit on the way!!

And for making this Challenge a challenge..I joined another Challenge...check out Peg´s blog!!
Finish Five by end of July!!
So wish me luck ...I can need that... ;)
I´m out of my mind...!!!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Who could it be.....???

Finished!!
...finally... a little pinwheel quilt size 12 1/2" x 10 1/2" ready to be shipped somewhere...but where??
Where will it go...where... this is quite fun...you know...maybe I should make a very long post just to tease you a bit... and maybe show you the winner tomorrow!!! No ok... ;)
...another tin with 100 names...some of you with 5 "tickets" ( my faithful readers)....
Viktor was happy to assist me...he thinks this is very fun... :)
He said when we was finished...-When will you do this the next time??
Can I have the names... and guess what ...he has made a NEW ( !) list with all the names who came second , third and so on... and from where you are...!!
( Do you want to know how close you were... ;) )
Think we have list for eveything...oh where was I... The drawing...YES!!!
...shake it up...Viktor!!!
...who will it be....exciting...ain´t it....
...Ta dam....
Congratulations to you Karen!!!
And at this lady´s place I haven´t seen any light fabrics ... ;)...maybe she doesn´t want it...
Karen would you like the gift?? If so...please email me your private adress at
kviltstina@gmail.com
and I will put the miniquilt in the mail for you!!

And a very big thankyou to all of you who have participated... without you this wouldn´t be any fun at all!!

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I got my 100 comments now...will be back..soon...GOOD LUCK to you all!!