Sunday, October 26, 2008

A Quickie.... :)

Sorry...no long post from me here...
Repacking my stuf and are heading off to my parents for some days...
Pheeww... :)
Just wanted you all to see that I actually have made two things this weekend... ;)
...My Teabag is finished
...and I was "forced"... :) to finish this one...this was definetly not what I intended to do this weekend...
After Lottas litte Friday project for us all... The Cup Cozy...
the teabag had to be made...
Hmmm...this little bag have slipped my mind too many times... We were all supposed to make them for about a year ago.... and I hadn´t...and not Marica either... pheeww.... :)
Have to say it feels quite good to have it ready...
So Marica...stitch on it tonight!!!! ;)

So Sorry...no other pictures this time ... hope Marica and Cici will put up some pictures from the weekend!!!

See you in a couple of days... :)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Sewingweekend...

Just a short note...

Having a sewing eldorado this weekend with my friends...
Marica, Cici and Lotta...
Kristina we do miss you!! Maybe next time!!

Some pictures from today´s sewing...
Cici is having her table full of things and I don´t know how she really mange to sew at all ... :)
Lotta almost finished a bag...
And Marica and I have a finish... :)
Amazing... you can see mine at one of the pictures... a bit of it anyway...promise some more photos tomorrow... maybe better ones too...
...these pictures is just for some curious ones...and you know who you are... :)
See you tomorrow...
And I promise I´m taking it very slowly... I think... ;)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Two out of Three...

...PIF gifts is in their new homes...
The third one is waiting for some handquilting and ..I´m so sorry Jo... sorry that its beeing delayed... but I´m working on your PIF a little day by day... so eventually it will be on its way to Tasmania!! :)

The first one I sent to Italy...
I made a wallhanging from Anni Downs book "Simple Pleasures" and also a little bookmark... I loved to make the stitcheries and the patchwork... so fun to make!! I enjoyed it a lot!!
Have to make one for myself too...
Ok..Italy.. and the reciver is Laura...
...so glad she liked my little gift for her...

The second one ...travelled to USA...
And her I had to trick a little...cause if I said that this was a PIF gift ( and not a wallhanging for me) she would have known it was for her... ;)
Sorry!!! :)
...The Pumkins ...Crows Quilt did land at Colleens doorstep the other day ...
And I´m so glad she was surprised ...and happy!! :)

No sewing for me today... but I cleaned up some mess in the sewingroom... :)
so hopefully there will be a little sewing one day...
think I will test a little tonight...have a cellphone case to make for my middle daughter...
its just a little thing ..and not so much cutting involved...so I´ll cross my fingers for it to work just fine...

Been at the doctor today ...and I will stay at home for another week...
She had a long talk about my overmobile joints...and it might be this that is causing my problems with the fingers... So no hard work...not lift anything heavy...and no repetitive work...and that doesn´t sound toooo bad .... :)
I hope...

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Brrrrr.....

Cold days is coming nearer and nearer...
the frost have taken its grip in my part of the world...
Still trying to capture the beauty in natures magical world...
and waiting for the snow to come...
...it will soon be here...

Ok...nothing much have happened on the sewingfront... might be frost there too...
My fingers aren´t well yet... so I am blaming on them...
I´m longing to start to quilt ...just because I can´t... ;) and some stitchery as well...
...maybe tomorrow... :)

Don´t you just love them tough bags...
they always have something special in them...
...this one contained ...
a label for my PIF gift from Christine ... I so much wanted one to put behind the tablerunner..and she was very kind to make one for me...
and she also sent a magazine and a postcard from Tasmania...
Thankyou so much Christine... :L
Wish you all a very nice Sunday ...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Still at home...

Yesterday my tennisguys came home from a FANTASTIC weekend in Stockholm...
They were tired...but they had a lot of tennistalk to share... ;)
And Viktor was so pleased with the trip so he said: -I want to move to Stockholm!!!
Oh...please not yet... give mom some time to get use to that first...
And he also said...I want to be as good as the big guys...so I will keep on with my practising all the time... so do you all know what this means...
Hmmmmm...
Yepp...more ball bouncing against cupbooards and doors in the house...!!! :)
Ok...is this what I have to live with...so Ok...as long as he is happy!!
Yesterdays mail was a very happy surprise...
You who follows my blog know that I had some bad experience with a shop in USA earlier this year...and I had two very lovely ladies who tried to help me to get into contact with that shop....
It was Pat and Sharon... oh they phoned and phoned and no result what ever...and today this arrived...from Sharon...
...a lovely pink parcel...
...with some of the books I tried to order... plus a little extra ...lovely little notepads...
Thankyou so much Sharon...I know you have tried and tried to find these books for me ever since...and I am truly grateful...
Do you think I was happy ???
THANKS.... :L

Ok...my orange monster is ready... kind of love it though its orange...
So let me introduce...
Pumpkins...Crows...
And guess I haven´t been so good at resting this weekend...still at home...still a bit tricky with the finger...but getting better... no quilting yet... :(
Have a good day!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

A real housewife....

Have felt like a real housewife today...
have worked hard from morning to evening...

First of all...had my breakfast... mmmm...I love my breakfasts...ok...not like the hotel breakfast my DH and son had this morning...but enjoyable nonetheless... ;)

Btw...they won two (almost three...) and lost two... :)
pretty good and today he is hunting autographs and looking at the finals...

Ok...back to me...
Took care of the sewing at morning...you know all the patching and sewing...that kind of "boring" ;) stuf... and got my top ready...almost...
...oh my gosh how ugly...all this orange fabric...too bright!!! This definetly need some fixing..
After that I took care of the washing... don´t you just hate those really sweaty workout clothes and socks... so I prepared...
...a nice hot bath....steaming... :)

After that I had to start to think of the dinner so I prepared...
...something really yummy to marinate... doesn´t it look delicious... :)
Mmmmmm... Oh ...
...I almost forgot my wash...have to spin it!!!
Back into the kitchen and put my "dinner" into the oven...
Oh..I just love to cook!!! ;)
And finally after a whole day of hard work I can feel pretty pleased with myself...
Dinner on the table...
A lot of Pumpkins... :)
...still not satisfied with my day...think I will add some more sewing just for fun!! Not quite pleased yet...
I know I have missed something...yepp cleaning...but as I said before ...that I wouldn´t take care of them by now huge dust elephants... oh..no...
tomorrow is another day...
back to some sewing..

Hope you all have had a wonderful weekend...I sure have had even if I´m all exhausted of all the housework... ;)
(although if I have rested me)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Home Alone...

Ahhhh...
Can you feel it...
Silence...
Ok...almost... :) the sewingmachine have hummed all day...she is just a sweetie...a very beloved friend of mine...
One PIF ready to be shipped...one on the go...need some quilting... who knows when that will be...cause quilting...no-no...that doesn´t work with my aching finger...
Oooopppss...it was the backside... ;)... have to take another picture... lol...

And you all know I love Autumn... ;) ... not...
So I thought I might cheer me up with a little autumnquilt
...this is the start...
hope for some result tomorrow...
Now its time for bed!!! My eyes are all tired ... finger aching and I long for my cozy bed...
Nighty night...

Friday, October 10, 2008

I´m managing... :)

Yes I am... :)
wrapped my fingers in a little parcel and started my sewingday today... Ahhh.. so nice after so many days without sewing...
And no one in the house...except for me and some dustbunnies...and believe me ...they are going to keep me company all weekend...will not take care of them...lol...
Some nice music playing... you can check out what I´m listening today on the little radio player in my sidebar...
And picking some fabrics for a PIF... ;)
...and a project finished...
...a pincushion made from my prize from QuiltTaffy ...a pattern of Kim Diehl...
Hope I can keep up some speed here...need to rest a little too... ;)
...and this is the happy gang I left at the trainstation late last night...
ohhh it was a cold and foggy night...
drove really slow on my way back home in the middle of the night...and almost missed my road anyway... yikkeesss!!!
Wish all the kids a happy time in the big city...
GOOD LUCK to you!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

6 days....

...since I last wrote...
Been pretty tired and still is...my wrists and my foot is complaing a lot ...but I´m still hanging in here... :) Have to kill some more dustelephants!!!

Ok...I know it´s hard to belive ...we have October...but last Saturday...we had our FIRST SNOWFLAKES.... I went out in my jammies and took some photos before they melted away...
It was sooo cold...the wind was whirling around the corner and there I stood in my pink checkered pyjamas... taking photos of the snow...and why... I hate snow... just because I had to show you ... :)
So here is the PROOF!!!!
....Brrrrr.....
Off to something more nice...

Pincushions...
This is a pattern from a Quiltmagazine I got from Pat ...and I made the first one in fabrics I had received from her... very bright and happy...and when it was finished...it stood LOUISE on that one...so it went in the mail to her...as a little surprise... :)
And the other one I sent to May Britt on her birthday last week... Happy Belated Birthday to you!! They were quite fun to make...
A lot of parts but ok...
...they became much larger than I had imagined... but thats good... so now I need to make some more of these ones... and one for me... :)

Last Saturday my son and his friend/doublepartner were qualified for a big tennistournament in Stockholm this weekend... Hurray to them... and the girls from Viktors class did make it too..so four in the same class is going this weekend!! Pretty amazing...

Picture this...free train...free hotel ...play in a big tournament ...at the same arena as Stockholm Open...during the games and be able to see the famous players too...
Can you picture one HAPPY guy... :) ?
And his father...he is as happy ...Viktor said to him... you are only doing this for the free ride...!!!
oh oh ...what a laugh.... :O

So for the big trip tomorrow....
I had to make Viktor a little case for the cellphone... :)
...and he loved and so did his classmates...
-Mum...can you make some more...???
Hmmmm :)
Over and out from a tired Stina ...who is going to be alone at the weekend...and I have big sewing plans...hope I can stick to them...

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Deadlines and a prize!!

One deadline has just passed for all Angel Story Club Members...and now it´s time to aim for the next one!!! January the 1st ...then we will see a lot of fantastic quilts ready!!
Oh I know that there are sooooo many of you who have struggled to finish the tops...
Jo in Tas almost made it... Bjorg... oh this was horrible...she cut herself with the rotary cutter badly... I feel so sorry for her...LADIES...take care and be careful!!!Please take your time and visit the blogs under the Angel badge and check out their progress...
The blocks are wonderful... and the quilts.... they will be wonderful ... :)
Ok there were not so many who finished the tops...
Yvonne already had finished her top before joing the club...she is handquilting hers now...
Inger-Lise in Norway have her top finished... May Britt stayed up late at her birthday to finish her top...and I did finish in time for the deadline ...oh for that I´m grateful ;)
And I have promised a little prize for one who did finish in time...
And I won!!!
Oh...just kidding... ;)
Number one was the number my son chose...and who might that be....????

Hmmmm...don´t remember...
While I try to remember...I just wanted you to see some pictures from the other day...
It was a very cold morning...the first frost...
...and this is a picture taken with my cellphone from one of the houses I´m cleaning...
...Can you see what is on the roofs????
It does look like snow... Can´t belive this... could it be snow...already...think my eyes are fooling me...must be frost... think it is...I hope!! :)

And I have finally received my prize that I won at Quilt Taffy....
...a wonderful pattern on a lovely pincushion made of Kim Diehl... and can you see the lovely little kit she sent ...pink and green...this will be a wonderful pincushion for me... ;)
Thankyou sooo much!!!
Hmmm...it was something I was supposed to tell you... Hmmmm...
Ohh...yes...
Katherine at Quilter Going Bananas...is having a giveaway celebrating her 100 th post!!!

Oh...I´m soooo tired of running up and down in houses cleaning... think my head is blank...
So I will make myself a nice cup of tea...and share some icecream with my son and watch IDOL... Sounds good hey...
But wait... Hmmm..
Do you want to know who won...???

Inger-Lise... you did... so send me your postadress and I will put your little prize in the mail someday !!! :)
Congratulations!!!

Take care... and Happy stitching!!