Thursday, July 31, 2008

I´m back home...again...

After one week of fun and fantastic company....I´m back home ...and that feels good too ...even if the week at Louise ended to FAST!!!
I travelled by bus ...and all I can say it took time...10 hours... on the way down ..no problem at all...a lovely movie at the bus and a nice no bumby road...so I could sit and stitch...But on the way home... I took another way home... 9.35 hours...and pheew...it felt like 14!!! Road works for more than one third of the way...it was bumpy...couldn´t take one little tiny stitch... but I made it...but was tired...








Since Louise still haven´t got a blog... I will keep on posting for her...But please Louise promise to think about it!!! It´s a fantastic way to get to meet wonderful wonderful peolpe!!
So here it comes...some more pictures from her wonderful home....
...the livingroom... with her version of "Gammal Kärlek"...
...and this is a project that I , Louise and Eugenie from Norway had as a project together...we sewed stars to each other and did our own layout...
...and this churndash quilt is my favourite...must copy that one...I love it so much!!!...
...ain´t this a lovely corner in the kitchen...
...and this corner...lovely ...lovely...
...and her she sits... was it Sally Anne Tall and Plain?? Temporary memory loss... Sorry Louise...Correct me please...
I want to thank you Louise for my wonderful week...It has been fantastic as always...
THANKYOU... :L
And when I got home I had two envelopes waiting for me... One I knew had come... a PIF gift...do you think I have been curious when I was away!!! Nah...not a tiny bit... Ok I´m lying...I opened it up right away...and it´s fantastic... :) ...and sorry no photos today you will have to wait ...will take today... :) and the other one is a fantastic gift from a very warmhearted person...will show you this later too...
Great to be back...and a lot of blogs to visit...will try and catch up within a few days...
working on my Challenge at Peg and on my Cup Cakes for Linda...

Monday, July 28, 2008

Still at Louise....

Do we have fun or not!!! :)
Thought you wanted to see some of Louise´s quilts...it´s such a shame she doesn´t have a blog... to show her quilts at...but I´m happy too...
You should have seen her when I took up my camera and went around taking pictures... ;)
picking up socks from the beds...taking away glasses...-Wait...not yet!!! she said...take that picture away...take a new one... pheeww... So here are some pictures...
...from one of the bedrooms...love this ninepatch...
...one of my favourites...the one on the bed...the wallhanging is from me...made it for her ....th birthday...:) ...do you see the lovely dress...
...from a patten of Anni Downs...in Louise style...bright colours...
...love this one with stitcheries and patchwork...
...a quilt in progress...Pinapple Blossom...can you see some mess here... ;)
...and this room is the best... :) I just love it...She is just as NORMAL like anyone of us...
Forgive me Louise...hope you´re not cross at me now... but isn´t this great to see ...that here lives a VERY creative Woman!!










After our POOLPARTY... :)
We went to Paviljongen and had wonderful wonderful thaifood...
It was sssoooo good...really yummy!!
And after that we started on our Beach Ladies...and today they were finished!!!
TADA!!!
May I present...
How we were supposed to look like at the poolparty...

...Louise and Stina... :)

(Hope we can add these to your challenge Peg!!)

Sunday, July 27, 2008

At Louise ( No blog)...

Ok ladies...I have finally managed to figure out how Louise´s computer works...pheew...I think...so this will be fun to see if I can make this blogentry...
After 10 hours with bus I made it to Louise with sewingmachine and some HEAVY bags...you all know what that means..fabric...yes...no clothes... ok some but a lot of projects to be made and fabrics..just in case ... ;)
After a wonderful dinner...and a lot oh and ahhhs ( had to walk aound the house first...will show you later...) we had some wine and talked...and look ...
...some wonderful cup cakes...And No LINDA ...these are not yours... :)
And that day ended to fast...so no sewing...didn´t even pack up the sewingmachine...

Day two I spent walking around in Östersund and made some shopping but not much...my favourite store had closed down and my favourite place to eat had closed down too...
At the evening we were invited to another Louise for coffee and cake...and where do I have my manners...I didn´t even take ONE picture!!! Shame on me... Oh she had some wonderful quilts and wallhangings..and the lovely cake she made for us...Mmmmm.....carrotcake with candied violets ...Fantastic!! And she gave me the sweetest little candle holders in zinc and some lovely old buttons...Hmmm forgot the picture... :)
Thanks Louise D for a wonderful evening...
And no sewing today ....
Day 3...
Managed some sewing before lunch...and a LOT of backwards sewing...yikkees...not a god day for sewing... After Louise had worked we were invited to Britt Inger...
On the way there we visited a flea market...and Louise made some bargains...she fell in love with something really special...just wait and see...we had to go back to the flea market after the visit at Britt Ingers place...
Almost forgot to take pictures here as well....this is one of her quilts ...I just love this one...this one she made during her cancer treatment...just one treatment left...and I´m so glad she is doing Ok...Way to go Britt-Inger!!
And we had the most wonderful dinner with salad and grilled chicken...and Mmm that was so tasty...and after that a absolutely wonderful rhubarb cake with homemade vanilla sauce...
and that was really something... do I have to mention that I was so satiesfied!!
Thanks for inviting us to a wonderful day Britt Inger and Christian....
And what was it that Louise had fallen in love with...
Sha argued back and forth all the way to the fleamarket...No I shall not...Yes ...I will...
So we stopped just to take a look...:)
and by then You guessed it ...she bought it!!And we managed to get into the car...
What is this????
And old rusty iron bed for the garden...It´s going to be just wonderful......picture it with some lovely peonies...and other wonderful flowers..It will be just great...
Great buy Louise!!
On the way home we had a the most wonderful views...the weather was wonderful...we had up to 28 degrees ( 85 F)...and that is some rare warm swedish days...
This is a wild flower that is very common in Sweden...
...Rallarros or Mjölkört...

...and it was so calm ...no wind...and this was so beautiful we just had to stop and take a picture of a beautiful Sweden...










This is some pictures from Louise´s backporch ...I just love it...
Can I say...we have had some wonderful days...not so much sewing...
but alittle have been done...so this is a little teaser for you Linda.... :)
Hope you all are having wonderful days out there...will show you some more pictures later..now that I finally got the hang of the computer.. ;)

Monday, July 21, 2008

I´m back from Arjeplog!!!

I have had a wonderful time spent with my family... It´s not so often we siblings get to meet and not the cousins either...so we had a lot of things to catch up on...
One day we spent all day out and walked on "Åsarna" ...and we had a very good day...don´t you think??
...the kids were pretty tired after that day...but they sure did have some fun... :)
Do you think I got time for sewing??? I did try...Yes I did!!! But it didn´t work so well...so I´m pretty much under stress here... I heard you Linda...I heard you were ready... But I´m not... :) so please do not send yet... relax.... ;)

My Mum and Dad have a little farm... and I thought I´d show you some pictures from it...especially you Donna...so here are some pictures from the farm...
...Since I got home...I tried to catch up on your blogs...and I see that things are happening out there... Some amazing angels have been done...just check out May Britts blog and I know Peg made some...and we have a new member at Angel Story Club... Kerri...and I know Jo is waiting for her book...
And my Four Season Quilt Swap has arrived to it´s owner...take a look here... and I´m so glad she liked it...

Tomorrow I will pack again...and on Wednesday I will travel to my friend Louise ( No blog) ...and then LADIES...there will be some SEWING...I PROMISE!!!!
So take care and happy sewing to you all...

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Going away and a thankyou....

Think I´m in love with my mailman!!! This came in the mail today from
the one and only...Karen.... I became so happy I just sat and cried...glad I was alone.... :)
She knew I fell in love with the wonderful pincushion she made for me...so she bought the pattern and then she sent me a little prepared kit for one pincushion...In WOOL...she knows I have trouble finding it here in Sweden...
....THANKYOU.... :L
...Not much sewing these last days...moved out my oldest daughter from her apartment...helped her clean that one up...and family time...
...managed to finish the label for the summer swap quilt....

...and Linda ...she teases me all the time with lovely pictures of mine to be "Cup cakes" thing she´s making... so this one is for you Linda...
...some pictures from the garden... Iris...

...and look at this...I swear that...the lupins were not pink last year...it´s magic!! Maybe I´m senile...and don´t remember...
...they are both pink and purple...I love them soo... :)
Tomorrow we will go away for some days and visit our parents...that will be some fun...my brother is there with his children ... so we will have a lot to catch up on... and I have prepared some stitcheries to bring along...and Linda...I have with me your "Cup Cakes" too...
I wish for you all some lovely days and I see you on Sunday...

Saturday, July 12, 2008

More Louise quilts...and a country store..


She (Louise No blog) has done it again... made another wonderful quilt ready... Peg... this is her third!!! Hope she understands what will happend to her quilts...when they shows up at my blog...and this one is definetly mine!!!! :)
...Louise...I love this one!!...

No sewing at all for me... no time at all for that...too much happening here... Yesterday my oldest daughter moved home from her apartment...her home for 2 years... Shes going to study in the south of Sweden for the next three years...so she will be home for a month before she moves again...
...and the day before we took outselves a little tour south... DH is restless... and boring weather...so we went to this wonderful little country store in Skellefteå....
I could spend a lot of time here...finding new things all the time...and do need more money to spend!!! But it´s fun looking!!
I just love how they shows all wonderful things...
Just like an old shop...














..Hope you can see some of the nice things...
old buttons...lace...ribbons... old-fashioned candy...and a lot more....













...did I buy something...???

yes I did...couldn´t help myself...fell in love with some zinc things... will show you later...haven´t had time to pack it up yet!!!
This morning I washed the windows ...boring.... and after that we went on a wedding...left hubby at the wedding dinner and went home with Viktor... oh we are going to have a lazy evening by the TV...eat some candy and have fun...
Hope you all have had a wonderful weekend...

Ohhh.. Almost forgot....Peg has started her Angels and so has Monika...visit them and take a look...and I know that some new ones is soon going to join...they have just bought their books!!!
And if there is more angels out there beeing finished...just let me know...so we could take a look at them!!! Good luck Angel Story Members!!!