Sunday, January 31, 2010

End of Day 2...

and I had hoped to have this little doll finished today..
but nah... 
I have to stop sewing now..
before any more mistakes happens ...
some wrong cutting could have been involved..;o)
So 
THANK YOU ..
for a wonderful weekend...
Cyber friends and 
to you Virginia that started all this and have 
hosted everything splendid!!

What a wonderful weekend I have had..
dont think I have had this fun in ages...
just sew ...sew ...and sew...:o)

Have to go to bed..work tomorrow...
hope it wont be so cold..and NOT snowing tomorrow!!!
Have fun..and ...

Day 2 of Retreat...

Going a bit more slow today...
but I haven't been all that lazy...:o)
A perfect day for sewing..
The weather is really not at all fun..
snowing...cold and windy!!!

Have my Schnibbles and my Heart quilt prepared for quilting...
and have to load some more energy to start over...
Have some small things to sew...
might be that...
or..maybe I will start something new..
even If I shouldn´t
But oh so much fun.. :o)

see you later..
I hope..*S*
with progress I mean :o)

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Second finish...

and it is PINK too..:o)

I have had a very productive and fun day... 
havent felt alone since I have had new friends 
at the cyber retreat to chat with and check what they have been doing...

But fun days does have an end to..
too bad..:o)
But another pink Valentine finish.. and
 IT IS FINISHED..
quilted and binding on..!!!!
What a happy pink day..:O)
And better off..
I think I can mange some sewing tomorrow too...
still have a lot of finishes to work on...
So .. see you all tomorrow...
Cyber retreat continues...
nighty night... :o)

First finish ( kind of)....

I have my top finished for 
A Year of Schnibbles....

Presenting my pink version of 
"Madeline"
 I wanted to work with LIGHTER fabrics...
so this one is totally worked from my stash...
no charms here..
so it took a little bit longer to puzzle together
and the backgrounds got a little busy..but

I love it..and Im happy..:o)
So ...layer this one and some quilting later on...
and hope to have it finished
before Valentine...

Hmmm.. what to do now...
think I have to take a break for some tea..
and to think !!! :o)

See you later...
HUGS!!!




Cyber Retreat .....


This is what I am going to do this weekend!!
A retreat
So much FUN!!!!
Hoping to stay more or less  focused on this...
Wish me luck... :o)

This weekend  will be spent in 
Valentine spirit...
Schnibble...
My Hearts...
some pincushions ... I hope... 
and maybe something else..lol..

See you soon.. sewing machine is waiting..;o)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

The last pair ...

of hearts...:o)


(or use the picture at the sidebar 
that is linked to my site....)

I hope you have had fun stitching them..
I know I have!!! :o)

Thank you all for your wonderful support and nice words...:o)
Sending lots of love to you !! 


This weekend...
I will spend some time with my hearts and hopefully finish them....
so I can show you some progress around here...

On my design wall..
I have my Schnibble for this month...
PINK!!!  Is the colour...  ;o)

Friday tomorrow... and after that weekend!!!!!
Thank you!!! I am soooo tired!!!
Long to sleep in a little...

Sewing here I come..
I hope...as always!!! :o)

Have fun designing...
and I´ll be back with some photos of Schnibble and
other stuff..:o)


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thursday!!!

Hi there...

Hope you have had fun stitching 
block one and block two...
(You can still find them here... or at the sidebar)

Flowers the last time.. and this time I go for plaids and stripes...
since I love that so much...

(or at the sidebar under the picture 
Valentine 2010...)
I am having so much stitching these ones.. and
I am soooo CURIOUS of how you are going to use them...
I am planning mine... :o)

* Maybe a little quilt....
*Maybe a pillow...
*Maybe for a bag...
* A gift for someone...
* and....????? :o)

I am Curious.. did I tell you that...
Ok.. I did..
 I am !!!! :o)
for real... not kidding at all... :o)

Want to thank you all
so much again for all the nice words
makes me very happy!!!

Hope you will enjoy the plaid and stripy heart...
Have fun..:o)


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

For you Louise...:o)

 mostly anyway...
You see my best friend have gone to California...
and she will visit some lovely shops on her way...
 And before she left .. she said..
-Is it anything you wish for or need???
HUH???
LOTS of course..  ;o)

HAve a little wish list already with her...
but I know she will visit this shop...
in San Diego..
and I did look at some pictures from the shop...and saw the WOOL...
LOUISE... :o)
If you see any small pieces with
Spring colored  wool or wool felt....
(soft pinks... soft greens ( you know the ones I like...not so blue...)
... yellows...baby blue ...cream ...white....
not too bright..;o)
please buy some...
if you can....

And I also know you said to look after new patterns by
Cheri Saffiote Payne... 
feel free to buy...:o)
Oh Not every one..lol..
I know you pick some lovely ones..:o)

And If your sweet husband of yours...
let you go to this shop..
I know you will find lots of wonderful things...:o)

Have fun on your trip..
and take care!!!

And you know what..
Tomorrow it is THURSDAY.....
Download time for you all
Two more hearts tomorrow for you to stitch..
Hope the first ones have been stitched with out problems..:o)..
;o)

See you tomorrow!!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

NO REPLY and thanks...

First of all..
THANKYOU ALL 
For the wonderful  words
about  the hearts...
THANKYOU!!!
Free to download for you 
just click the 
Valentine 2010 
picture on my sidebar...


IMPORTANT!!!!!
If you ever want to get an answer from me..
You´ll have to see to that your email is 
not set as NO REPLY ..
easily changed in your profile...
make it visible...
or add the email to your comment..
otherwise I cant get back to you...

That is why you dont get an answer from me... 
I will happily answer all questions..
If I just get a chance!! :o)

Karen ( no profile..and no reply) please email me at
kviltstina@gmail.com



Thursday, January 14, 2010

Love is in the air...

And I thought that I would share some Love with you!!!

A while ago ( actually when we went to Trondheim)
Me,  Louise and Marica
decided to swap some blocks...
And so we have done...
and this week I received my wonderful blocks...
Thank You Girls...:o)
( Will show the blocks later...I just hold on them for awhile...:o)

Have had an idea in my head for a long time...
and now I finally did something about it.... :o)

And I decided to share this with you ..
wonderful friends...
Are you up for a Challenge....
Valentines Day
is coming... :o)

Are you curious..... lol...
I am excited.... ;o)
Ok..
Drumroll.... 
TA.....DA!!!

I have designed some cute hearts...
(a total of six... and two are shared today...)
Blocks are 4 1/2 inches...
Free for you to download here...
or at the picture at the sidebar....

No other directions on how to make...
just use your creativeness...
stitch away...
or maybe you´ll make them in another way..
What do I know??? :o)
Just ask if you have questions...
(just see to that I can reach you ...still a lot of bloggers are set as NO REPLY!!)
I just hope you all will share with me and send me a picture
of what you have done...
I really would LOVE that....
it would make me very happy!!!

So lets begin...
Valentine´s Day is getting
CLOSER!!!
(I hope everything will go just fine to download..
I cross my fingers...:o)

And just a thought on copyright..
I do not know if there are hearts like this out there in the world.. I haven´t had a chance browsing around and look...
These hearts have come down on paper and with my pen ... 
and I hope this will go alright...

Shared Love ...
Twice the happiness...
One...
Two...
Three...



Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Hello....

It have been busy days at Kviltstina home....
and that was about time... :o)

Marica told me she had sent me a package for Christmas...
but that it was going to be late...
but not how late...
NEVER... :o(
So she sent me new gifts..
Isn´t that sweet of her...
And they were so lovely....

A hanger for Christmas... will save for next year...
A lovely wire Angels with prisma pearls...
and  Lovely Heart made in linen and with a Vintage picture on...

Thank you Marica....

Busy I said..
Yes..
I have stitched 7 blocks for Gail Pan´s Christmas BOM....

Don´t know yet ..what I will do with them....
but I don't think I will use the original setting...
Have to see.. what I come up with...

November Schnibble top is in one piece.....

It is made from old Swedish fabrics...
Kind of fun sewing with a different kind of type
of fabrics...
I did change this one...
used white  strips in between the blocks instead of printed....
and just a white border

Realized I didn't have anything for Valentine...
So I started to stitch a new Stitichery....

Not sure how this one will be...once it has grown... :o)

And one more thing...

I have a SECRET!!!!! lol...
And I will tell you tomorrow...
hint..
it is all about LOVE!!! :o)

Hope to see you then...

Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Year.. Wii ...and gifts...

Santa gave Viktor a new game for his Wii
for Christmas present...
and it certainly have been played...
during the cold days...
 (with sore arms as a the result)
Lots of
LAUGHING... :o)
Are you happy now Petra..
giving you a lot of publicity...lol...
( Sorry... Love you..;o)

At New Year my second brother and his family joined us...
So we were all siblings  with families this Year..and it was fun...
It isnt so often we can spend time together like this...
Made my Mum smile a lot....

We made dinner... three-course meal...
*Shrimp cocktail
*Three different fillet... pork, beef and chicken
with tzatsiki... and green cheese sauce
Potato casserole
* Chocolate Mousse with daim...
YUMMY!!! :o)

We all had fun melting tin at New Years Eve...
( a tradition n my home since I was a kid)
Melting in the fire... and then quickly pour it in cold water...

The figure is then watched closely
 and it is supposed to tell what the New Year have in
mind for us...
Viktor got a figure with his arms stretched up in the air...
maybe a lot of wins this year in tennis...???
I got a flower... ( I hope..:o)
Never had a chubby figure like this one..
Mine always used to get long and thin...
Anyway it is fun and the kids love it!

New Years Day.. I went home...
And when I got home..
A gift was waiting for me...
From Colleen...

Ohh,,, I got CANDY!!!!!
Lots and lots of CANDY....
Imagine all the fun that can be done with these...
And she also gave me a kit and pattern for
the lovely snowman and Rudolph....

THANK YOU COLLEN!!!

I made a little collage of what I made and sent as gifts....
not everything is on picture..
as you know..
memory loss....
does it ever happen to you...
sigh...
didn´t remember to take photos before wrapping them up..;o)

Lots of snowmen...
cross stitched, stichery  or sewed...
Scissorfobs...
Wire Angels...
Pincushion...
Crocheted  tealight holder... ( no photo)
Crocheted Christmas decorations... ( no photo)
Wool Mittens..
and a Big Blue knitted turtleneck ...

Still have some gifts to send out...
but it aint NEAR being finished yet...
So I hope I will have a fun YEAR..with lots of Creative hours...
and I have to learn a new word...
FOCUS!!!! :o)
Or at least try..:o)

Today.. it is COLD COLD COLD... Brrrrr...
So actually I am at home working instead...
Thanks Boss... :o)
Happy NEW Sewing Year to Everyone!!!

(having huge problems with my gmail account...
it is multiplying some emails... yikkees...
and not working at all..but thank goodness it works from the web.....
hope to get this solved soon...
Hope Brother can help...
HELP!!!!) :o)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Crazy Christmas...

Ok.. be brave..
Christmas got new dimensions this year.. and Santa ..
sigh.. Santa ... is never ever going to be the same again...
Dont know if I should laugh or cry...;o)

Mission Santa was set out to my DEAR DAUGHTERS....
and this is what the creative bunch came up with... ;o)
Please look at the header...
Edit ... inserted the picture here instead..


( Sorry Girls.. I had to do it...lol..)

Viktor havent laughed so much any Year..
So I guess that was a success ..
but the belief in Santa got its questions!!

Have you recovered...???
Hope so...lol..
I had a lovely time with my family...
Just sorry my Brothers couldn´t attend this year..
It would have been lovely!!

And I got wonderful presents...

From Louise I got a
wonderful little PINK doll quilt...

and a tin heart...
When I was at her place this summer..she made two wonderful baby quilts with these fabrics... and I sighed over those ... and surprise..
she remembered..and gave a little pink mini quilt... :o)

Thank you Louise!!!!

And from May Britt...

I got a vintage transfer 
and a lovely red pinkish fat quarter...
YuMMY!!!

Thankyou May Britt!!

And from my Friend Åsa...

I got a wonderful book with
lots and lots of inspiration....
Have thumbed and thumbed this one ...
and finds lots of things I really would like
 to make and decorate with....
And she also gave me a pretty heart and a lovely magnet ..

Thankyou Åsa!!!!

Have one more gift to show and some pictures from New Year...
and then I think I might be up to date in my life...

And yes.. I will also make a little collage of gifts sent...
See you later..
Have fun..
Take care..
And guess what ...
Im off work tomorrow..
NICE!!! :o)


Sunday, January 3, 2010

Before Christmas a package arrived...

from my lovely friend 
Pat at
Ohh.. I knew I couldn´t hold out all the way to Christmas Eve...
so one day
think it was 4 days before Christmas..
I tore the package open... :o)

This is what I got!!!
Three wrapped goodies...two soft and one hard...
A magazine... always much loved and welcome...
And a lovely and cute tin... 
filled with lovely peppermint candy...
(still have some left...:o)
First package...

contained...
oh those lovely signs that I love...
Merry Quilting...and.. I Love to Quilt...
Ohh.. I love them... very much!!! :o)

Second package was green and soft....

..and do you think my eyes got bigger and bigger...
wrapping this one up...
A Sewing Bag Lady...
I have loved this one from the first day I saw it on Peg´s blog...
and now ... Pat made one for me.. and she is so sweet and pink..:o)
oh...not Pat.. sweet she is... pink I dont know...;o)
I hope you click on the picture to see it larger.. see the stitching she has done..
It is so lovely!!
Perfect....
Inside her I found.. a lovely cross stitch pincushion ...
Oh.. I was already speechless at this time...
Sorry for the photos.. It is too dark in Sweden now!!!
Cant take proper photos!!
And I still had one soft package left...

And please bare with me here...
I promise..
It was torn... lol...
So I could peek so much I wanted..:o)
Oooohhhh.....

and Ahhhh... 
Pat .. you shouldn´t...
but you did ..and I am so thankful for your wonderful gift
...and gifts...
Do you want to see the whole quilt???
Yes it was a wall quilt...

Isnt it pretty... :o)
I love it so much.. and I recognize some of the fabrics..
from Buggy Barn...
and it matches my quilt in my bedroom...
 where I have used some of these fabrics...
THANKYOU so much Pat!!!!

What a Christmas gift... :o)
I am ever so thankful...
Have some more gifts to show you..
stupid me forgot to take photos today too...
Sigh...
no memory here... :o)
Back to work tomorrow...
Viktor still have one more week left of his school holiday
so he is happy..:o)
See you later..

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Back home...

from my visit in Arjeplog...
where the cold still holds it´s grip....
We were lucky yesterday driving home at only -12 C
today they have -26 C again... Brrrrr...

Here we have -15 C so it is OK..:o)
We hardly sticked out our noses during these days...but managed to take some photos one of the days..and the day we drove home....

Lots of snow and cold weather!!!
But pretty!! :o)

Brrrr....

Feels good to be home.. yesterday nothing was done..and today I slept in...
nice...:o)
Long till I can enjoy myself in the sewing room...
I hope 2010 will be a much more creative year..than 2009...
At least today I feel  happy about sewing..
and that is good...
Have photos to take of gifts...
Christmas presents..
so stay tuned and I will have a little show and tell... :o)

Just before Christmas I was lucky to win  at

And wow... the win was lovely...
2 new books...
and I won lots of Fq from her own range of fabrics...
In pink and green!!! :o)

Pretty isn´t they???
SPRING!!!! :o)
Oh..that word sounded just right in my mouth...:o)
But I guess I cant start to long now...
with 2 months left of cold winter days...
and 2 more with snow... sigh... but SPRING will come...
so what the heck.. I long anyway!!!! :o)
See you soon with more pictures..
And before I forget..
It´s good to be back...
and I wish everyone a Creative and lovely Year of Sewing!!!