Saturday, August 30, 2008

I took a walk...

...yellow leaves are beginning to fall... some berries still on branches...raspberries...currants...and some late blooming flowers...and mushrooms... that sure is a sign that Autumn is here in the North of Sweden...
I did have a lovely little walk... really do need to get out more often...must start to build up my foot again...so this is what I am going to do more frequent...thats a promise... :)

And for the stitching, sewing and quilting department...there is nothing much to report...
some quilting has been done and hope I will have the little wallhanging finished tomorrow!
Hope you all have had a wonderful Saturday...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Autumn....

Where did summer go???
I don´t know...must have missed it...we do have Autumn like days now...
It tends to be warm and tender days when the schools start over... but no way...rain and some more cloudy days...
Viktor became sick...first day in school...high fever...so now we are at home and keeping us warm by the fire... and no hand sewing project... ok...that I felt for... :)
...so I started up a little quilt for me... hope to finish it within the next days...
Happy stitching and quilting to you all!!!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Saturday!!

Candy day!!!
Finally it was here... guess if he have longed for this moment!!! ;)
Which one to chose...hmmm ..this one...or maybe that one....
...the first one to go was "A Tasmanian Devil"....
Don´t you just love the pictures.... :)
.....and this was a ....Mmmmmm...moment... -Tell her Thankyou mum!!! So thanks again Lorraine!!
...My Mother is on visit... Not so often she can go away for some days...have to be on the farm... but she have got 2 nights away...thanks brother!!! So we started the day with
a little present that I made for her birthday...
....Geranium... or "Pelargon" as we call them on Swedish...this is the flower she loves best and do she have lovely ones at home :) ...green thumb... Yes, she got it!!!
Happy Birthday to you!!
After breakfast we headed for the city...she loves to go shopping...even if she will be all exhausted after some hours...and who don´t???
We ate a lovely lunch ...some more shopping...and then we headed home for a nice cup of tea and some coffee for her...and a nap on the sofa... :)
Wish you all a wonderful weekend!!!

And before I forget... Helena is having a giveaway or two on her blog... so take your time and visit her!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I´m beeing spoilt!!!! :)

Yesterday was a really busy busy day... rain just kept on pouring down... take a look at the header... I got myself a little creek behind the house...one can think I lived in a rainforrest!!!
And in this weather we was to move Linda and move a sofa to my middledaughter Petra...!!!
Oh ...we wrapped that sofa up in three layers ... and hoped for the best... :)
...here is Linda carring a very heavy suitcase to the car...
...the car packed and the sofa wrapped... and the mailman came!!!!
...mail from the land downunder!!! Oh my what could this be... :)
...look...I got a pattern from Leanne... and this pattern is her first ...in many ...many I hope...
I´m so happy for it...I will be proud to make a bag from this pattern...
Thanks sooo much Leanne... :L
Do you think I will make mine like the one to the right or the one to the left??? ;)
Ok...what was it in the other one... just a little peek.... Oh my...
...I said to Viktor...come and see..think there is some stuf in here that you are going to like!!!
And Wow...can I say he had a happy face...smiling from ear to ear!!! :)
Sorry just he has to wait until Saturday...candy day...but what a day!!
Hope he shares some with me... yes I know he will... but if DH gets some...he has to be quick!!
... I loved the pictures of the Aussie animals on the chocolat bars...
Ok...what???
Was there more...;)...oh yes it was... and I must say I think Lorraine must have got all this with the Cup Cake swap completely wrong... maybe she got two swappers... Hey...Sharon...did you do something wrong here???
Take a look ladies ...
...Oh my...am I beeing spoilt or what!!! Some more lovely pink cup cake goodies...
and a little sweet box with a stitchery from Hugs´n Kisses...
...don´t you just love the stitchery on this one...and " be kind to yourself" saying...
Oh my...totally blown away again... do I have to say there was a minor Niagara Fall inside...
I´m so so so touched by all the generosity among quilters...
I feel so blessed to be a part of this...
Thankyou so much Lorraine... :L

And Linda...yes she has arrived to her new city... busy exploring town and her neighbours...it took her almost 20 hours by train...but she had fun...!!!
Good luck Linda!!

Edit... forgot about the sofa...what do you think happend...yepp...wet!!! :)




Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Colorado Springs...

...Not this view... :(
...this is Sweden...view from my sewingroom... nice isn´t it!!!
The rain just pours down...
...glad I´m inside...
but the mailman had a package for me...from Colorado Springs... :)
...it was my Four Seasons Quilt Swap " Summer" from Joanna... I thought this one was lost too... but it showed up ...
...Joanna used some of my favourite fabrics from 3 sisters in this one... they are pretty ...isn´t they...I love it... and thanks for the boats...might need them if the rain doesn´t stop...
This one is already hung up over my bed....
Thankyou so much Joanna for your lovely quilt!!!

Yesterday Linda had her birthday...and we celebrated that with dinner at a thai restaurant...and as always...Mmmmm...it was good... And after that her friends came over for tea and some nice chocolatcake... No I didn´t bake it...and I didn´t use my new apron...SORRY!!!! Have to be better on this... :)
But I did manage to sew a....
....little bag to Lindas new cellphone...
....a clever pattern from Anne-Pia Godske Rasmussen ... it is in her new book...
...even my youngest daughter wanted one...so I better get out some black fabrics for her... :)

Linda is on her train for her new destination and will arrive tomorrow at noon...
and I miss her!!!! But I know she´s already having a good time...chatting with her passengers and with new goals ahead!! Love you... :L and please....

Monday, August 18, 2008

Happy Birthday Linda and Mum!!!!

My darling Mum and beloved Linda...celebrate their birthdays on the same day!!
My Mum knew Linda was going to be born this day...she felt that early that morning 22 years ago... Mums do know everything ...don´t they!!! :)
How can time go so fast Linda ...
...and today ready for the big world out there... at least south of Sweden for studies to become a Librarian... 125 swedish miles away...
Tomorrow she takes the train and head off to a special and exciting part of her life...
I wish for you three lovely but of course hard study years...
I know you will have the best time ahead...
so good luck!!!
But today we celebrate you beeing 23... sorry 22 ... :)
( have to tease you a bit Linda... Hmmmm...this is the age she thought she was... ;) age was not so important ... !!! )
Happy Birthday Sweetheart!!!

And Happy Birthday to you Mum... 69 years today.... the best of all... you are the one I always can count on....
the one who always support me...and the one I can rely on when times are tough...
Thanks for beeing there... Love you...
Happy Birthday to You Mum!!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

My Angel Story.... :)

I have felt the pressure on me the last week...
( thanks Inger Lise... ;) ) and finally I can say ...
...I am almost finished with my top... :)
I just have to figure out what to use for border...Hmmm...
I think I will have enogh fabric to make a scrappy border...and I think I have a green flower fabric from the same line of fabric...and there might be two larger pieces of some pink flower and paisley fabric left... So ...what to use...????
Ok ...that will be another days quandry...
I´m pretty pleased with myself today... :)
Wonder how it has been going for May Britt... I know that she has been on all four today struggeling with her pieces... better check her out... ;)

See you...

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Nice People... Nice Things...

There are some people who just are so nice and generous that I don´t have word for it!!!
You who read my blog knows about a missing package that has taken it´s own trip around the world... started in USA ...was supposed to take the straight road to SWEDEN ...but decided to take a detour to Israel...and from then... who knows...maybe China and watch the Olympics... !!
I´m talking about my package from Pat... and this sweet lady...is so sorry about this package not arriving at my place...
During the weekend a gift certificat landed in my inbox :)
??????????????????????
What can I say...
There are Nice Peolpe who do Nice Things...
Hope you have noticed on my sidebar that I have joined a group of quilters who is going to do this quilt "Nice People, Nice Things " from Hugs´n Kisses
...and for this project I was to use fabrics from my stash... but I´m going to use fabrics bought from this certificate...How can I not!!! Couldn´t it be more perfect...
I want to thank you Pat...for doing this for me... :L
and for the package... I´m certain it will arrive first day next week!!! :)

This quilt is going to mean a lot to me...and I feel so happy to start with that in mind!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

CUP CAKES!!!!

The rain is poring down today...a boring day ...but it´s something good with that....sewing...
was sewing on my Angels...and hoped to finish them later today...when something distracted me... The doorbell rang...and guess who??
...My mailman ...and he was such a cutie... ;) ...having a parcel for me...
from Linda!!
...hurry hurry open...where is the camera !!!!...
...ohhh...and here they are my three dotty parcels I have been watching at Linda´s place...
...this is the first one... oh my...love the towel for the oven and look at all this pink lovliness...
...and oh my ...now we are talking about tears her...crocodile tears... falling down constantly...oh where was I... Linda...I love it...How did you know I wanted to feel like a chef in the kitchen!!! :) ...At least I can be very pretty!!! ..LOL...
...and the third package...look at his clever label and at the same time uesfull for hanging the quilt.... and yes it´s a wallhanging...
...some closeups... look at the lovely lace...
...and pink bowls, plates cups and teapot .... :)
...ain´t this the most beautiful ...
Oh my.... I can hardly see what I am writing...big tears are falling...but I can assure you... it´s HAPPY Tears... :)
They are so perfect... have no words to say...I´m totally blown away...
You sure made my day...for many days forward...
These gifts are so so so amazing and I am very touched by your generosity...

THANKYOU... :L

And when I had a cup of tea to calm myself a little...wipe some tears...I started to hang the quilt...had the perfect spot for it and ofcourse I was wearing my lovely apron... :)
...maybe my hubby wants to wear my apron... nah...he could try!!
Over and out from a happy and touched Stina...

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Surprise mail....

This came in the mailbox today... not totally surprise ... I knew that I was going to get an envelope from Anne-Pia Godske Rasmussen... (you know the fantastic Danish designer with this fantastic book )...
I helped her out this summer to find a special "kruskavel" for baking out bread with... and this came in my mail ...
...not just the money...that I knew... very stubborn ...she insisted... :) no need ...just glad to be able to help!!...
She knows that Viktor collect stamps from different countries... so she collected these stamps for him... and what a smile he had !!! :)

And do you see the wonderful bracelet...oh my...wish you could see my smile... :)
...it´s absolutely wonderful...and it fits perfect!!!
Am I lucky or what!!!!
Thankyou so much Anne-Pia... :L

Monday, August 11, 2008

A lovely Book!!!

In todays mail I got my book that I won at May Britts giveaway...and this book do have sooo many things I want to do!!! :) ...and I got a nice little quilty card too...
Thanks so much May Britt!!! :L

No sewing yet...but my plans for tonight are some serious sewing...oh ..let it be soooooo!!!!
So my Angels are waiting for me...see you soon!!
Wait a minute....
today I found a new blog (again) ...take your time and visit her...guess what...she´s having a give away too!!!
And this lady have been blogging for a year....Hurray for her!! And she is having the most wonderful giveaway!!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Is this messy enough???

Have to admit...it´s not so messy yet...but it will be...believe me...I´m just glad that I finally found my way to my sewingroom...
Cause the PRESSURE is on...
There is some lovely Angels beeing made around the world...take a look in Australia...and in Norway... and this my ladies is amazing...How in the world could she have been that fast???
I feel the pressure Inger Lise...THANKYOU!!!
And do you know something else... She has reached 100 ...so she´s having a give away!!
...Angels on the way...

And we have some new ladies who have joined Angel Story Club...
Bec, Jo in Tas, Kerri, Linda, Lise and Monika...
Visit them and see if some Angels have showed up at their blogs...

How is it going...ladies???
Is there any progress... September is close now... Marica...have you had some Angels with you on your holiday???
I know..September isn´t the most important date...it is 1 st of January 2009!!!

Love to hear from you all...just a little something!!!
Good luck!!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

No sewing at all...

...Ok...hardly nothing at all... I managed another finish from my class with Leanne Beasley last year... finally...think I stitched it within 3 days....and took several months to finish... yikkees... ...this never happends to you...or ... ;)
Hope I´m not the only one!!!
...otherwise...NO SEWING!!!...
...just a lot of sighing and...not really in mood for any creative...
But I long for it!!!

Had one of my brighter moments the other day... You all know my daughter Linda moved home for a month...and with her a lot of old furniture...some was going to be dumped...but I got an idea!! Had one desk upstairs...not practical at all...just laying things on it...
And Linda had a bookshelf in two parts...I took the part under and sawed off the legs and put the two pieces together ... and... TADA!!!
A new workspace for me... :)
...I love it... think it will work just fine... the best of all...more storage!!
Don´t you just love my holder for cutters and scissors!!! :)
...I´m pretty impressed of myself...
..and DH thought I was out of my mind...he said...it won´t work...you just never fix sawing those legs even...HAH...I did!!

And so my Cup Cakes have travelled the ocean to Linda in USA...
I must say this Swap have been so fun... I want to thank Sharon who came up with the idea and organized it...
I have found a fantastic new friend "over there"...it have been so fun making these cup cakes and teasing Linda with tiny tiny pictures ...I will miss that... ;)

And thankyou all who left comments on Lindas blog...guess what...
more tears from me... but happy tears... :L
...I´m still waiting for my cupcakes from Linda to arrive...she sent them a day earlier than me... but no sign for them yet...hope for next week...

...And talking about waiting...check this out...
I really hope for this to arrive soon...
It´s incredible... Israel... :#
So POSTMAN....deliver me some goodies next week!!!
Waiting for my Four Seasons Quilt to turn up too...