Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Weighted pincushion...

Ahhh...spring is definetly coming closer...and closer..
cant really call it spring here.. snow is still falling and nothing is melting...
ok...just a little but it doesn´t show...

Bought some grape hyacinths...
...just love to follow them day by day...
aint these colours just lovely...

And belive it or not May Britt and Kris..I have another finish....
Saw this pattern some time ago and felt..this is something for me..
a weighted pincushion...with removable tidy bin...super clever
You can have it beside the sewingmachine...take it with you to the sofa and to class...
and this pattern comes from this talented lady
Oh..my I´m getting closer in my organizing ..don´t you think...
And I must say I love this one...
Ok I did some mistakes and did some changes...but it´s an easy pattern to follow...
Oh...dont look so close... Yes I have an orange thread cutter... gosh it is ugly...but work well..
I filled mine with crushed walnuts and just a little lavender...
so I enjoy every time I put a pin into it...
Sweet bliss...
btw...Kris ..do you see your ( mine now...) buttons...

Monday, March 30, 2009

A bit annoyed...

...but mostly dissapointed...
...on how we in other countries are treated by this magazine...
I just love this magazine..it is filled with so much inspiring things to make...
now to the annoying part...
I have been a subscriber for this magazine a couple of years now..and have mailed them back and forth some time now... with the promise that they will look into a better way to distribute the magazine to cut the shippingcosts... well thats ok for me.. I happily pay the the shipping charges...
But here comes the annoying part... I cant use their offercodes ...which I can to other Australian magazines...Im not interested in all the free threads ..lamps and whatever they offer... just a fair and square deal.... is this to much to ask for to be treated as an equal...

Sorry..I just had to.... AArrggghh... get this out of me...

Now to something more fun...
Remember the sewingbox I got from Marica for my birthdaypresent...
I wanted to add a little extra to it...
...so I made a padded inner lid...where I can put some needles...if I want to...
and a matching bottom...
and I think it got quite cute...
one thing that is best though...hopefully I can keep track of my sewingthings...and not having them all around... at least I can if I try...

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Happy me...

Ginger ...
this is for you...
I told you ..you made me a very happy girl today...
Have been happy dancing... crying and just ohhh and ahhhh all morning... too excited to know my name!!!
Why all this excitement then...
Just take a look ...
...package from USA... a big package delievered especially to me...and received by DH... who stuck in his head through the door...
-Package for you!!!!

-What I said... -Package...he said...so I hurried downstairs ...
...leaving my patches upstairs alone....
Oh my gosh ...
this was one of my Giveaway wins on my birthday last week
from Primitives by the Light of the Moon...
...everything wrapped so I couldn´t see all the wonderful things...
...first thing out a book how to Punchneedle Miniatures...
Ohhhh.. guess what I will be reading tonight!!!
...weavers cloth and yarn in all the possible colours....
...a Lip-Lock embroidery frame...
...Cameo punchneedle ...
...and these absolutely gorgeus needlepunch pins...
they are sooo cute!!!
...and here is everything all together!!!
And ...
What do you think...
I think Im the happiest girl today!!

Thankyou so much Ginger !!!

I know I will have a lot of fun trying this all out...
oh what a day!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Dad...

Two posts within just a few hours...

I just want to wish my Dad a Happy Birthday today...
with a lot of cake and family and friends visiting...
My very much loved parents and me...

This picture is taken at my baptism... some years ago...lol...

Happy Birthday Dad... see you at Easter...

Aurifil...

Hi to you all...

I so hope all the freezing of the blog is over now...
Special thanks to my my testpilots...
The only thing I havent done anything about is my pop up window for comments...
I like that one the best... but please tell me if it bothers you...

Well back to some sewing business
Finally started to sew on my Wool Garden and test the threads I got from Karen at Farmhouse Woolens...

I must say I just love this wool thread...from Aurifil...feels perfect to use for the wool pieces...
...one thing with the thread is that you cant use too long thread...then it will get worn and a bit divided...otherwise it is lovely!!

Have sewn threee blocks and on my way on the fourth...
and it is so much fun...

Hope you all are having a wonderful time wherever you are...

and please...if anything isn´t working as it should...please mail me.. or make a comment
Thankyou!!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

One minute ...please

Edit 4!!!
Hope this is the last edit on this post!!!
Ok... smileys are back..but done in another way...

So please ...you who have had problems before...please tell me if it works better now...

Havent done anything about the commenting yet...if it still is troubeling you...tell me and I try not to use a pop up window!!!

A special thankyou to Marica for testing for me... even in the middle of the night...


Edit 3!!



Edit 2!!!
My smileys are gone... sigh...
does this help for you having problems...???

Edit 1!!!

Thankyou all for taking your time to let me know...
Have erased some scripts from the blog ...but it still is not working for some...
and well I dont really know what it is...have tested my blog load ...and it is not so slow comparing to others...
Could be computers not beeing able to read Java scripts... to much temporarily files on the computers... what browser...settings for pop up windows... oh well It could be so much...and
IF SOMEONE KNOW....PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!!
Will leave it like this this week and I still appreciate comments...if you see some improvement or not!!
THANKYOU!!!! for helping out...

And one more thing...
I´d love to reply to all of you...please see to that you add an emailadress if you want me to contact you... some still have NOREPLY settings!!

I would appreciate if I got your attention for a little while...
I have been told that there are some problems with my blog for someones..

The problems is that it kind of freezes and that you cant post a comment!!!

Don´t know what it can be or if many of you have the same problem...
so please ...
if you could be that ANGELIC and comment and let me know...so I can try and solve this problem...
and if you cant comment mail me at kviltstina at gmail dot com...
THANKYOU !!!

Hope your weekend have been really good...
See you soon...

Friday, March 20, 2009

Giveaway win and PIF...

Yesterday I got a package from Denmark...
with my Giveaway win from
Mary Ann...
...a Tilda Jewellry Holder ...which I love... and she added a little pincushion ...one side pink and the other one using up selvedges and an aqua fabric...all Tilda fabric... and for me that loves to use up every bit of scraps... LOVELY!!!!
And some nice chocolat eggs and marcipan from Denmark...
will be tried tomorrow... Saturday ( candyday ...you know...

Thankyou Mary Ann!!!
And today I had mail from Australia... from Chookyblue...
My PIF...
...and I was thrilled to open up the package... which held a lovely bag made of Rose fabric and checks... a combination that I just love... so SPRING...
there was more...nice cards from her own photos...
...and two magazines that I didn´t have... some chocolate...that I gave to Viktor... he loves when it comes packages from other countries...where it says chocolate or candy on the outside...lol...
Donna thankyou !!! ...so very much....
I wish for you all a wonderful and happy weekend... wonder what the Aussiegirls that are attending Girls Day in the Country at Nundle are making ... will be fun to see what they have made...