Saturday, October 31, 2009

My Schnibble is finished!!!!

One hour before midnight...
:o)
And I love it...
But I promise to be back in the morning with another post
 and to answer emails... sorry for the delay!!!!
Good night..
See you tomorrow!!!
Wow
A finish!!! :o)

Friday, October 30, 2009

I´m working like a maniac....

....but I don't think I will make the deadline...
for my Schnibble!!!
At least half is quilted... and will get up in the morning and quilt some...
 and after that it is tennis all day!!!

So I will be back with news from last weekend...
PROMISE!!!!! :o)
Life has been UP And DOWN!!!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Quick report...

Having fun....
Just the word friends and quilting sounds good doesn't it???
So just a quick report this morning  for
for you to see what I worked on  yesterday!!
..and this was actually finished within an hour...
back with pictures... :o)

And then I got working with this one....
OHHH.. I opened up a Layer Cake...
My first...lol...
and fast....just within a day...huh...
not even standing on a shelf for months...:o)
and a little progress to show... :o)

No.. now it´s time to go...
for another day with quilting!!!
See you later

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Back from Arjeplog...

with some "cold" pictures from my morning walk
at my mothers and fathers farm....
I just love the old and rusty stuff my dad have at the farm...
old and forgotten but still alive....

Had a really nice time with my parents and my brothers family....
Oh so fun it is to visit home and all my loved ones!!

New week coming and hope it will be a good one...
Quiltweekend coming this weekend...
and I so look forward to it!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Last weekends sewing...

...and then I finished the top I started in Norway...
my version of Gail Pan´s
"Laila´s Garden"

Made mine scrappy as always...
and in my favorite colours!!!

Stina´s Garden... :o)

Thought I should have it quilted by now... but nah...
some bugs came in between and back didn´t allow me to spend so
much time behind the sewing machine..
And this weekend we will go to Arjeplog and visit our parents!!!
So no sewing...

This came in the mail this week....
from Rachel at

She was so kind to send me her pattern after she
 finished her lovely baskets!!!!
It is such a pretty quilt...
fell in love with Rachels version...
(that she had in a giveaway some time ago)
and I long to make myself one now!!!
Thankyou Rachel!!!!

And more mail dropped in the mailbox....

Lovely lovely beads from Robyn 
She used this for her bag and these were left
Hope to find the magazine that her pattern is published in???..
Have anyone seen Down Under Quilts in Sweden???
Thanks Robyn!!!!!
They will be very pretty on my bag!!! :o)

Hope you all will have a lovely weekend...
see you later...
I have packed my winter clothes...
they say its cold and snow ...
so I better dress myself warm!!!


Sunday, October 11, 2009

My week at home...

I spent organizing...
in the sewing room..
I had things all over..
Sorry no BEFORE photos...lol..
It took all week.. since I had to rest all the time.. but
I got it done..
so I can finally have place for the sewing machine and the cutting mats!!!
I love it..
its a comfy space where I can sit and relax and just enjoy
my things..
Some wishes are...
is to have white ceiling... and more walls!!!
Got my blocks from Norway up on the design wall..
and I have almost finished the top this weekend...
Pictures will come... :o)
Just needed to call Louise for help on deciding on the border!!
Funny ... 
 debating on to take that one or that one.. isnt funny doing all alone...
and when talking to Louise..
everything comes to place! 
Thanks for your input my friend!!! :o)

Ok.. more pictures from my room..
little things to be inspired from...
at least I think so..

Hope you all have had a wonderful weekend..
some I know have sewed on mysteries..
some just sewed.. some don't...
some maybe relaxed..
and all of that sounds just fine to me...

Have to try to work tomorrow..
back still not good...
so it will be exciting...
up on the bike tomorrow.. in minus degrees...
sigh!!!
See you later...


Friday, October 9, 2009

Up walking....

so Im better thank you!!!
Have been home all week.. not being able to sew anything..
strange feeling... :o)
But have been organizing things in the sewing room..
which was pretty much needed...
It looked like a bomb was dropped after
my packing to Norway and my homecoming!!!
SIGH!!!
What do my kids learn about this behavior!!! lol..
Dont do like your mother!!! :o)

Ok..
Finally have everything packed up...
and this is what I bought...

Gails new fantastic book...
oh..lots of things are going to be made from this one!!!
Love baskets!!!
Have lots of them ..filled with sewing related things..
all over the house...
A new scissor.. and I found a pink one.. says its for paper..
but works perfectly in fabric..  I tried..lol..
Some new applique needles...
that they say are the best!!!
And new lovely fabric to play with!!!!
I think it says Stina on every one of them..lol...

Got my blocks made from the class up on the
design wall yesterday...
Hopefully I can manage to cut out some squares
for the  pinwheels today...
Will take a photo later... :o)

Earlier this week I got mail from USA..

and she was so kind to send out her new pattern
"Mockingbirds"

to every one that had commented on a post of hers
about Mocking birds...
and well I didn't know a thing... :o)
but got one anyway!!!
THANK YOU LYNDA!!
and it´s signed... :o)
She has so wonderful patterns and I love them all..
she has some new ones that I think I have to buy!!! :o)
Have some of her patterns
in my collection of patterns... ;o)
and I hope to get them sewed one of these days!!!

Things have gone back to normal here...
All the fun from the class I have saved in my heart..
and will keep me smiling all winter...
Thanks again all !!!
Hope Gail and Leanne had a safe trip home!!
See you later and have a fun weekend!!


Monday, October 5, 2009

Some presents I made...

to wonderful friends ...
One week before I went to Norway I sent this little package to
May Britt for her 50 th birthday!!!
Happy birthday again!!!!
I know she likes cats...
so I just had to make this little cute needle keeper...
with little pockets for threads and other things...
I also sent her one of my Grandmothers thimbles for her collection...

...and I added a cat pincushion to her collection as well...
and a little brooch...
just to feel special..:o)
Have you by the way seen the quilt she got...
Just wonderful...

And in time for my trip to Östersund...
I finished a little birthday ( late one..) gift

for Louise...
It was really fun to make...
hardest was to find a cup that would fit..:o)
So now I am on a bargain hunt for more cups.. so I can make some more!!!
Happy BELATED Birthday
Louise!!!

Otherwise..
Im at home...
walking slowly.. not bending so much...
LUMBAGO...
guess I will be home for some days to recover...
Im packing up slowly from the Norway trip....
...it is way way far down to the bags at the floor!!
But... I have found some pretties.. at least I think so!!
Think I forgot to look at colours..lol..
all very light..;o)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Heading home...

ohhh... Last day ...and end of class...
Thankyou to Siw at Quiltegården 
for arranging the class, having the wonderful shop to be inspired in
and THANKYOU to the wonderful , creative and fun teachers...
....Leanne Beasley and Gail Pan....

Well I didn't do so much the last day either...
but I webbed all my 12 blocks..decided not to
needleturn mine... but with reflection...
they might have been finished by now...
thinking of the long way home in the car...and lunch hours..

Here are some of the things made from the two days...
Ohh.. we had fun girls...hadn´t we????
SOOOO....WHEN IS IT GOING TO BE THE NEXT ONE?????

The class!!!


The bloggers....

At the back (left to right)
Laila, Gro, and Gail
Middle row
In front
Thanks girls for a fantastic weekend!!!!
A fantastic adventure and filled with a lot of VITAMIN Q
we headed home to Sweden..
first stop in Östersund...slept over...
In the morning we took some last photos and
played a little in Louise sewingroom
(we found lots of wonderful little blocks laying around...lol)
setting up a new challenge between us...
Louise, Marica and Me...

...making small blocks and exchange them...
this will be so much fun!!!
After that we took our machines to the Sewing machine Doc...
Maricas machine became "rigid operated"
(screen light in just one option)
but OK...:o)
And mine a little adjusted...
and hopefully a happier machine!!
And then we sat our goal..to HOME!!
After 10 miles.. we needed a break.. Ok I did..
bought ice cream...
YUMMY...
Temptation it was...
But who knew we were heading for snow just 20 miles later
Yikkees!!!! Brrrrrr...

Came to Marica at evening...
Thanks to you Marica for driving all the way
a total of circa 145 swedish miles...
Crazy ..but oh so much fun...
Slept over and took bus home ...
and that was nice too..having been
 a "little" missed..:o)
The not so fun part was all the plumbing I had to do...
dishwasher didn't work..
and guess what.. he saved that for me...:o(
But after two days.. fiddling with it.. it worked!!!
SMILES!!!!
Have I packed up yet then...
NO..
Had hope for yesterday.. and yesterday for today..and this morning I hardly got out of bed... Lumbago!!! :o(
So today everything goes VERY slowly!!!
But I will pack up!!!
Need to see what I bought!!! :o)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Can you put up with another post about my trip....

Hope so...:o)
I do it anyway...
Such sweet memories!!  ;o)

Still have lots of photos from the shop

Do you think I was in real trouble getting here...???
Im just sorry that Norway is an expensive country to shop in...
Otherwise it might have been a lot more shopping..:o)

Think I dived in to the repro fabrics...hmmm
It will be a surprise..
Still haven't packed up my treasures from Norway...
Today it will happen...
Oh I long..:o)
almost like shopping..lol...

Temptations all over....
Think I show pictures of some nice people
 I met instead...
Take a look at Sølvis box with DMC..
Just like candy!!! :o)

Fun to get a face to some bloggers..
So I caught you on picture Oddbjørg.... :o)
Marianne is going to have a lovely version of
Gails  Laila´s Garden...
nice browns, pink and greens....

My IDOL photos.... :o)
I said to my son when I got home and had posted my pictures
 on the header... of me and Leanne and Gail..
that this was meeting was as if he had met Rafael Nadal!!!
-NAH!!! he said... :o)
-Yes I said...
Still think "Rafa" had been better ...he said..lol...

More pictures from the shop....

Just lovely!!! :o)

still have some more pictures...
will post later..
and ohhhh....
it seems like it has been on TV in Norway...
So take a look..
and pheew..Im glad I was cut out of the pictures..lol...


Friday, October 2, 2009

Ok..Ready for more....

Where was I???
Sunday...
and last day at class
Time flies ..when you have fun!!! :o)

After a lovely Breakfast... :o)

Class began again...

New projects for us to sew...
I continued with the one I started on Saturday
Gails
"Lailas Garden"


surprise...
I did mine in pink...brown and green...;o)

Pictures from what Leanne had with her to show us...

I so love her work...
and the colours she works with...

Gail had projects from her new book
with her...
"Baskets in Bloom"

Yes.. I bought it..and I love it... :o)
(The Santas isn't in the book)
Some of us worked more than others ( me..;o)

Louise worked on Laila´s Garden..and used lovely colours...
with Kaffe Fasset fabrics...
Laila started with Leannes stitchery..
Anne Heidi... worked with Mary Engelbreit fabrics...
it will be gorgeous....
Lailas version will be a soft blue one with  Japanese fabrics...
You just have to love the diversity in colours...
every one will be fantastic...
And Karin she stitched and appliqued!!!

And talking about fantastic...
The shop is absolutely  IT!!!
Do you think I found something to shop???

Everything was so nice displayed...
and the models were so so pretty!!!

Ok... think you have watched enough for tonight...
Will be back tomorrow with more pictures...
So see you later...:o)

Jumping back in time...

Ok...
pretend its Friday evening...and we just arrived to Trondheim...
Packed out our things at Quiltegården...
and then I hear..
-Stina....!!!
And guess who...
Gail and Leanne recognized me..
that was a sweet moment...
getting hugs from my favorite designers...
I love you!!!! :o)
Back to the hotel... checking in....
and off to Leanne Beasley´s and Gail Pan´s lecture
and Show and Tell !!!
Well.. all I can say these two ladies..
are the most fun and inspiring people I have met!!!
So happy to have met them and having a class with them...
So many quilts were shown and Leannes and Gails quilts
 were displayed all over the shop ( will show more of them later)
So just enjoy!!!

Ohhh... Sølvis hexagons were beautiful...
and TINY!!!!

I loved the Japanese fabric Log Cabin quilt...
and the green version of a Leanne B quilt....
Anne Heidi had used photographs in her lovely quilt...
and Louise showed her scrappy homespun quilt!!!

Gail and Leanne showed and laughed and
made us feel very special...
and more wonderful quilts were shown...
A Kittens Tale, Butterfly Garden to mention...
A lot of inspiration...

Saturday evening I just had to go and see little
 of the town of Trondheim....
Just the thought of knowing many of my ancestors from the Viking era
had walked around there..tickled my mind...:o)
Loved the street signs... with all the viking names...

A statue of Olaf Tryggvason stood at the Centrum square
and Olaf the Saint was buried where the Nidaros Cathedral  were built...
maybe that was why I felt so at home with the Norweigans and Trondheim..lol...

Ok are you still with me...
more pictures will come...:o)