Thursday, August 27, 2009

Wonderful mail....

...arrived yesterday...
a package with sprayed gold stars on....
MY PIF gift from 
Ohh.. it is sooo fun with packages....
and this was  a really really fun one!!!!
A little peek of whats inside...
I picked up wonderful items after items....
Now I can sew myself a new pretty apron... 
make some lovely vintage  kitchen towels...
and sew a new bag for me ...
....and this beauty was double folded and 
squeezed in the package...
...I love it...
Have to redecorate some this weekend...
with all the wonderful gifts I have received now!!
But wait ..there was more... 
I bet some of you saw a backside of something at the first picture...
and you were right.. 
Do you want a peek???
You can see me infront of your eyes now...cant you...
A silly big smiling face...

Oh Mary...
What a wonderful gift...
Do I have to say I love it???
Of course not...
It is adorable...
Love the fabrics...and I love rag quilts...
Here it is...
Thankyou ...thankyou......
for all the quilty gifts!!!
I sure have been spoilt again... 
haven´t I???
And I love it!!

btw... 
Today I used bloggers new new post edit....
and there are a lot of new functions...
not quite buddies yet..but hope to be!!!
So if it does look strange.. 
it would be me not knowing what I´m doing...lol

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Got a pink themed package....

from a wonderful friend on the other side of the big water!!!

Pat from
Bits and Pieces....
really really spoilt me this time...
and the time before too...
(and this time the package came directly to me.. not spending time in Israel!!!)

She have been collecting pink things for me...
She once asked me If I needed something..and I said...
put on your pink glasses and see if you find anything...

And OHHH..she did!!!!
This is what I first saw opening the package....
Lovely ric rac ...on clothespins.. what a lovely way to wrap them..
Just like candy!!!
And the cute little scissors with a cap on ...
so I wont poke a hole in my bag...
And gorgeous fabrics...
pinks... greens and browns...
Wow... she really know what I like!!!!
And there were more....
Wonderfully coloured linen for cross stitch... and beautiful pink threads...
Love that thread... it is sooo pretty...perfectly blended...
And cute ribbons ... packed like a little flower...

and more ...
..she even sensed that I was out of sticky notes...
amazing... pretty pretty ones too...
and take a look at the notebook she made and the matching pen...
And the SIGNS!!!

I love them...
"Quilting Queen" and "You sew Girl"...
couldn't be better..
I just put them in front of me..
perfect pep talk!!!

And Debbie at
Love to Applique ( Pat´s quilting buddy)
added two gorgeous pink fabrics in the package...


Do you think I was stunned or what???
I was... but oh so happy!!!
Feel so blessed with all my friends...
YOU are all AMAZING!!!

THANKYOU!!!

" Life is a Patchwork of Friends"

What a day!!!!

When I came home from work today..
I hag a big package waiting for me...
A PIF gift...
Sooo .. see you all tomorrow!!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Recycling made....

Had a brilliant idea one day at work...
so I started to collect old table cloths and some crocheted ones too...
Found some lovely pink ones...
and started my creative journey!!!!
And this is the result...
My new cover for the kitchen sofa!!!
and ... I LOVE IT!!!
Turned out just the way I wanted it...
and even Lars liked it.. and it was pink.. huh..
what have happened here... ???
Even son have bought a t-shirt with tiny pink stripes on it...
Oh my goodness .. they have been coloured by pink!!!

Have some pillows to make..
the old ones didn´t match... so I have to make some new ones...
I am working on them....

And in the mailbox I have had some fun mail...
Sheryl from
My Upstairs Sewingroom
sent me this wonderful book by Natalie Bird...
"From the Heart"
and some wonderful pink DMC threads....
Love my friendship gift
Sheryl...
Thankyou!!!

Been very touched by the words Sheryl wrote in the book...
There sure is some very generous people around the world....

And more of that in tomorrows post!!!
All I can say...
FRIENDS!!!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

A little of each....

is what is on my schedule ...

Trying to be out as much as I can..
enjoying sun... after work...
Have had a hard time picking up my stitchery this Summer.. dont know why???
So a week ago I started this instead...
...Hopefully it will be large enough for my floor!!!
Viktor enjoyed last day of Summer Holiday..
reading Donald Duck!!!
Today School starts over..
sent a nervous little boy to school this morning...
new school and new teacher...
but exciting!!!

Otherwise I had big plans of having this replaced by now....

Ahhh... torn ...torn.. and torn some more...
and can you believe that little boys hands have helped a little...
Anyway.. Im working on this...
Almost finished..
so stay tuned!!!

Im off for the shower and after that
a haircut!!!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Another short post....


it´s finished...

Don´t think Mom will look at the blog...
it is in the mail for her today...
(Otherwise.. if you do look Mom..
Happy birthday...)


Viktor did make the drawing...
think he did a wonderful job!!!
Thankyou son!!!
...and I had the fun part.. making the Needle punch..
Oh how fun isn´t this...
Thanks again Ginger...
(the ones that remember ...might remember my very fortunate lucky strike on my birthday in March!!!)

I´m home and off work today..
and today's agenda is to make a new cover for the kitchen sofa...

So see you after some recycling!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Shorter post...

Cant tire you out completly ...can I?????

Hope to finish this one today!!!
...My Mom´s birthday day is coming up..
I know we already have celebrated her...
but this one Viktor drew up and I´m punch needleing it...
just like we did for Grandpa!!!

The guys have had their fun this weekend...
I did pass..
I chickend out.. tooo cold for me!!!
...Brrr...
Son is sleeping right now.. in my warm bed...
But they had fun.. that is all that matter!!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Update....

Hey...
Beware..long post!!!!
I´m still here...
Time really flies too fast during Summer...

To work also has its part..
but everything goes really well...

In fact my job is perfect...
work at a recycle place where I shall be in charge of
the fabrics...
and try to keep them organized and also make up new products to sew..
well that isn´t my strongest side...
but I think I will have lots of fun!!

But the work also have a good thing...
or DH think something else... wonder why???
I find lots and lots of things...
so Is this Bargains or Junk????
*Found one perfect storage... Widget locker for my threads... 20 kr ( $ 2.73)
all I have to do is to wind the threads on bobbins...pheeww...

*One big Chip Basket... free
perfect storage for unwashed fabrics...
pheeww... need to do this!!

And it was perfect when having Seved here..
we used that one moving him in the sun to sunbath him...
so his yellowness would go down...

*One wooden Laundry basket... 10 kr ($1.36)
well couldn´t resist it..

And add a wooden bench outside for 20 kr
which we used at the party we attended two weeks ago...
Definitely Bargains.. I would say!!!

The weekend was filled with Tennis
High temps in Sweden..
and what a perfect name on the tournament...Riviera!!! Perfect...
Singles and Doubles for Viktor didn´t go too well...
but he had fun...
But most fun he had with these guys...
Final in Generations Double...
Second place...and a new trophy!!
The sweaty one is my DH....
guess he worked hard...
Viktor he said.. wow.. I am little!!!! But I´m good!!!

I warned you..long post...
maybe its time for a cup of tea ...

Kindness among bloggers....

After admiring Ingrids wonderful Needle case and Sewing Case...
she wrote to Cathy Penton (The designer)...
and asked if she had any patterns left..but no ...
but she agreed to make a copy for me..
and do I have to say I´m in heaven!!!
The Needle Case and the Scissor Case are so so lovely...
and Ingrid also sent lovely fabrics ..lovely stripe fabric!!!
So first of all thanks to Cathy for letting me have a copy

and THANKYOU INGRID...
for arranging this for me!!!

And this ...
is amazing...

After writing on a blog admiring bobbins...
just out of the blue an offer landed at my place
to send me my first Bobbin...
WHAT???
I sure didn´t get that at first...
My eyes just blinked and had to write and ask again...
And no she wasn´t kidding me...
So last week it landed in my mailbox!!!!
And the lovely sender was ...
Linda...
Take a look at her wonderful blog...
lots and lots of antiques!!!
Thankyou Linda!!!


Are you still here....
while talking about a lot of Lindas....
I hop on over to another Linda...
my lovely found friend on the other side of the world...
who have shown me such generosity..
sending stitchers package..and fabrics ..and you name it!!!
She also was my last PIF recipient...
This is what I made for her...
Good luck in your move Linda...
hope your new place will be wonderful!!!

Pheeww...
this was it...
Well almost...
Since I now are without PIF recipients..
I couldn´t resist signing on at Marys PIF for some time ago...
April I think... am I right Mary???

Sooo MARY!!!!
Here you go... I am f inally announcing my new PIF...
so now you can send me mine....
Sorry ..couldn´t resist writing that!!!

EDIT!!!!
Got my three new ladies to send to...
check my sidebar for links...


So..If you are up to it:
Here is the RULES!!!

The concept of a PIF occurs when acts of kindness are performed without expecting anything in return and are passed on, trusting that the recipients will do the same and Pay It Forward, resulting in a never ending chain of kindness.

By signing on, my commitment is to make and send a gift to the first 3 friends who post a comment to this post requesting to join this exchange and who promise to Pay It Forward to 3 other persons, and so on.
At this time, I don't know what my 3 gifts will be, but I can promise you a gift made by me and from my heart that I will send to you within the next 365 days. By signing on, what YOU then have to do in return is to Pay It Forward by making the same announcement and commitment on YOUR blog.

I hope you'll join me!

Thanks for being with me all the way!!!
Told you it was long!!!
See you!!