Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The trip continues...

While I´m waiting for pictures from Friends....
I decided to show Louise quilts...
Hope she will forgive me...
Please.... :o)

Some finished..and some in progress...
The one in the lower right corner
I made for her ??th birthday ;0)

Promise you..
She has an amazing home!!!

Some gifts made by me
(not the heart)
and beautifully displayed by her..
Hope you liked the little mini tour to Louise
 warm and welcoming home!
Back soon with more pictures!!!


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I´ve been to "Heaven and Hell"...

What a trip I have had!!!!
I haven´t had this fun in YEARS!!!!

Thankyou ALL GIRLS... 
that have made my weekend so special!!!!
( I love Louise sign...:o))
Well I´m going to start from the beginning with the header picture...

Anticipation....
Bus trip for 8 swedish miles to Marica...
She picked me up at the bus station in Skellefteå...
and our road trip continued by car for 47 swedish miles to Östersund and Louise...
who wasn't at home when we arrived ...
she was on Crete... ??? !!! :o)
Her Dear Husband welcomed us...
(We took a photo tour in the house... will show later her 
quilts for Autumn)
When we came to our room...
this lovely little basket waited for us

Homemade Apple Purée...
Mary Engelbreit soap and magnet...
Heart made of Flax flower and hand cream..
Thankyou Louise for your thoughtfulness!!!
Early night for us and more anticipation...
and now it have started...
Friday  morning....first wait for Louise to land ...
and after that...
Norway and Trondheim!!!

More pictures tomorrow...have to hit the bed!!!!
See you!!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Norway here I come!!!!

Ok..

Almost packed..  a little bits here and there to press down in my bags...
Bus leaves at 8 in the morning...
Stop In Skellefteå...
where Marica picks me up...
travel by car to Louise in Östersund...
and Friday...
Trondheim...here we come !!!

So I ´ll be back on Tuesday...
so see you then!!!
Have fun and here is a little peek of another gift I made!!!



Monday, September 21, 2009

Things made in pink...

Ok...
What have happened here in Stina land ...
Viktor is back at school... Im back at work...
Finished some sewing this weekend...

Made a block for a friend.... in pink...from me...


Finished a birthday gift( in pink) for a friend...
So YOU who have a birthday soon...
and gets a package from me...
Save it until your BIRTHDAY!!!


Finished my little Doll quilt ... (in pink)
with tiny finished 3/4"squares...
and with a lousy daisy quilting...
Love it anyway... *S*

And a giveaway win in pink...
and yummy candy for Viktor!!!

I was lucky to win this cute little bag at Lena Karens blog
LeKaQuilt last week...
It is so well done and beautiful!!!
Thankyou so much Lena Karen!!!
It has already gotten a place in my larger bag...
and will travel with me to Norway..
which I leave for on Thursday!!!!

So tomorrow will be a big packing day!!!



Monday, September 14, 2009

What we did this weekend....

between catching a cold and just relaxing....
The trees needed a cut...
So we got loose in the "forest"....
...and let some light come in...
I just forgot to take pictures BEFORE!!!! *S*
After that we were tired... 
ok.. me and Viktor...
and no wonder...
we were sick both of us..
coughing and being tired....
Sunday I did this...
and I had so much fun...
Will show later.. not quite finished yet!!!
And its a secret too...
Was home today with Viktor.. 
and thought of all the sewing I could do...
What do you think happened with that...
not a single stitch....
As always...*S*
Have a wonderful week everybody!!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Potatoes...

Just a quick little post from last weekend!!!
I love my family...
get together when needed...
sharing stories and enjoy the simple things...
like taking up potatoes..lol...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Giveaway wins and a birthday gift...

Last week.... 
many things happend last week ...it seems...*S*
anyway... 
I won two giveaways...
First this pattern from Perkins Dry Goods...
....think it will look good in a scrappy light version...
don´t you think??? *S*
Thankyou!!!!
And I was lucky to win at 
Soggy Bottom Flats giveaway too...
Nice fabrics...wonderful magazines...fun patterns...
shimmering threads and a sweet template for making yoyo hearts!!!!
Ohhh.. it is so nice to have fun mail!!!! *S*
Thankyou Elaine!!!
And this also happened last week...
My sewing friend Lotta had her birthday!!!!
And this is what I made for her....
She loves to make bags...so...
 I made her a little pincushion handbag... 
with a little cute needlecase to match the pincushion with....
Marica and I did go together to Lotta...
and we missed both Cici and Kristina with just a few minutes...
sorry  girls.. It would have been fun to meet you too!!!
Hope you had a fabulous day Lotta!!! 
Anyway...
Marica and I did get some time 
to start planning and chatting (and a nice cup of tea) about our 
Norway (class with Leanne B and Gail P) trip toghether with Louise!!!!
Which is soon!!!!
We got the material list last week too.. hmmm..lol..
so I better start think and plan what to make!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Wonderful wonderful mail...

Last week I had a package waiting for me...when coming home from work!!!!
(YOU have to excuse me here a bit...I am just a little bit behind in blogging ...soooo I will try and catch up here  on my doings... lol....)
Oh how I love surprises!!!!
At least good ones!
And this one was....
Take a look!
 Carrie from 
was the kind soul who knew my longing for lovely wool...
And I say .. WOOW!!!
Lots and lots of wonderful little pieces, cloth for backing and a lovely pattern for gorgeous pincushions...and crushed walnut shells!!!! 

Thankyou so much Carrie!!!!

And as Carrie wrote:
"Enjoy and let your creative juices flow...Make yourself something.... maybe its just  litte bit but I hope it brings you joy!!"
I think it is sooo generous and I sure will have lots and lots of fun!!!
I promise!!!!
I am having fun havent I???
Have more to share..
won a giveaway and made something little for a friend ...
and survived this years 
Potatoe Picking!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Last weekend...

I was home alone.... 
The guys were occupied with tennis...
Viktor at Tennis camp and Lars enlisted as cook for the camp!!!
So this meant ...
SEWING FOR ME...
Oh happy days... 
So I started to sew my little teeny weeny little nine patches together..
and prepared for quilting.. 
draw out the design....
DAISIES...
Good practice I thought.. 
Watch and learn Belinda...lol...
This is not how to do it!!!
My machine was NOT at a happy mood.. 
think I have left it lonely for too long!!!!
So this is what happened...
*Frayed thread
*So I changed the needles twice...
*More fraying...
*Changing the threads twice....
*Skipped stitches....
*Oiled and patted the machine and said 
I love you...
Do you think this worked... ????
NO WAY!!!
Ok..  I fought and I wrestled my little piece of ART
size 10 x15 inches ...  ( sigh) *S*until...
TEA TIME... 
SIGH!!!!
Needed a break
and what could be better than this....
My lovely friend Åsa came over for tea...
it was ages since we met and we had a lot to catch up on!!!
And she sure knew how to make me happy again...
She had this with her...
Lots and lots of
wonderful birthday gifties...
(better late than never... and they were so perfectly timed...
and the company too...:o)
Do you want to see???
Thought so... *S*
OH MY!!!!!
I love them all...
Thankyou so much ÅSA!!!!
Hope it wont be so long before next visit...*S*
Ahhh.. that was a lovely break!!!
So .. with heavy steps... I climbed the stairs...
the daisies...
SIGH...
But finally
I had them stitched over my "big "quilt...
but not happy...
All I can say I practised my starts and stops...*S*
And this little machine is going to the sewing machine doctor 
at the end of September..
(WHEN I WILL TRAVEL TO NORWAY TO HAVE A CLASS WITH LEANNE BEASLEY AND GAIL PAN!!!! )
Oh yes you are.. dont say anything else.. 
I hear you mumble upstairs...
I know you did good when we sewed on some gifts..
but the quilting...
no no.. 
So off to the doctor!!!
And all of a sudden the boys returned home...
on Sunday...
And all I had sewn was two little gifts... **S**
That´s life!!!
The week have been filled with work...
sore finger..
(Oh yes.. not good.. 
so I have been going down a little in worktime)
Lovely mail in the mailbox...
Back with that soon...
This weekend..
I will have my yearly fun...*S*
picking up potatoes at Mum and Dads farm...
so sore finger and aching back on 
Sunday...
See you after the weekend!!!