Saturday, January 29, 2011

Lost a Friend...


Last Thursday my friend
Kristina lost her fight against cancer...

All my thoughts goes out to her family...


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Friendship Baskets...

made from a swap between myself, Marica and Louise... 
When we went to Norway last Year.. we decided to swap some miniblocks between us... 
one quilt is finished.. and this is the second one...

I chose little baskets...  the block is 4 1/2 inch big.. or small..:o)
I made four blocks and in return I received 
four from both Louise and Marica... 
all soooo lovely...:o))

The blocks have been on my designwall in periods..
 and this Autumn I decided it was time for the quilt to get finished..
So I have been picking up pieces of scraps that have whirled on the floor from time to time.. and they have been getting new places each time..:o)

But Now it was TIME.....
And here is my Friendship Basket Quilt...

Thanks to Louise and Marica for the lovely and sweet little baskets...
without you ..this quilt wouldnt have been born!!

Thanks girls for all the fun!!


Pattern by Kathleen Tracy from the book Remembering Adelia

Think its a sign of Spring.. 
the first one.. and I´ll stick to that..
even if the snow is whirling outside..
and  Spring is at least two  and half months away!!!

Workweek coming up.. 
Will be tough to get up in the mornings... 
smile in the snowstorm.. and the cold..
but I´ll do my best..:o))


Saturday, January 8, 2011

Yesterdays mail...

or the day before that... 
I got my Christmas gift from Marica

It was the sweetest little 
Christmas mini wallhanging... 
So so cute... 
Loved just everything... 
For ever thankful!
Thankyou Marica!!! 


Thought Louise´s  Gift needed a better photo..
 so here it is... :o)


Did promise Viktor to take care of his heating Bunny... 
So surgery took place...
...scary moment for son..when I took the head off...
-Mum.. are you really sure you can do this...!!!
And YEs.. I did it.. 
just forgot to take a picture of the fixed Bunny... :O)


Strange sounds have been going on in the house...
think we have a mouse here.... :o))

Wonder who?? :o)

This morning  these gloves went on... :o)

Back with report tomorrow..:o)

Friday, January 7, 2011

It was cold....

 - 37 C ( -35 F)  one night... brrrr...but 
despite that we had a fantastic time at my parents!!
Days just flew by..and suddenly it was time for us to go home... 
just like that...
12 days just said ...SWWWIIISSSSCCCHHHHH.... :o)

Hope you can stand  lots of photos....
here it comes...
The trip to Arjeplog... 
way long at least Viktor thought...  I slept some...:o)
(pictures from the car )

but finally there it showed up in a lovely sunset...


*...Christmas Eve came...*

we celebrated the day at my Brothers house...
with lots of 
FOOD...:o)
and the nicest company of all... family!
Christmas food always to long for .. and it tasted as always
...soo good!!! :o)
Santa came...
a fast one this year....stress must have caught the Santas too..:o)

You can see the knitted wristlet warmers I made to Linda
 in Green Alpacka wool in the picture above... :o)

I had some packages too... 
from lovely friends....

Opened up Louise´s first...
And Ahhh.. is all I can say..
Can you see  the PINK and Pretty 
little wallhanging she made using 
Cheri Saffiote Paynes  free pattern!!!

It´s wonderful!! 
Thankyou Louise!
And there was more...

Fabrics from Lyn .. from 
Rosalie Quinlans first range of fabrics...
"Grandmothers Flower Garden..." 
Missed out on it... so these are 
cherished belongings now!!!

Thanks Lyn...!!

And my Dear friend Åsa.. had lovely gifts for me...
But Viktor really thought she had given me catfood...
 so he needed to check out the empty box too..:o))

Thankyou Åsa 
for all the wonderful 
Christmas presents...!!

A lovely Christmas Eve spent with Family..
and I think everyone felt they had been nice this year too..

Rested a few days ..and then Petra and her boyfriend Jimmy came...
( no rest..lol) 
and then it was time for the BIG Wii- Contest ...

New games that Viktor had in Santas sack...
Wii Party and Slap shot was played to everyones amusement!

A few more into the games than others..lol...

Then one evening..something "exciting" happened... 
lots of noices...like an engine... and lights all over the farm house...
(And I mean this.. my Mum and Dad lives out in the nowhere.. 
no lights at all.. no other houses... just alone...
so the light show and the sounds were a bit odd...:o)

we all rushed out in -25C  (-13F) no outer clothing ... and gosh.. 
a helicopter was hoovering all over the place...
-what I thought.. bankrobbers... the police... ???
(too many movies I think...;o)

But a helicopter it was.. and it emergency landed right there on the farm..
big eyes from Viktor!!!
So out in the cold with camera!!! ;o)
and more photos in the morning..:o))
This is the talk of this years Christmas... :o)

Had one day out.. otherwise we were mostly inside...

by the fire and played games and just had 
a very nice time with family!!!
So nice to catch up with oldest daughter a bit...
today she is traveling back to the south of Sweden again... :o(

*...New Year...*
spent with my brothers family ..until we had to go home ..
a little calf was to be born... so the cow needed to be looked for.

We melted tin this year too... 
and prophesied how the new year would be...
A bit of fun.. 
 I always gets boats... 
every year.. and still I havent been on a boat somewhere.. 
maybe this year..:o))

So this is what I have been up to....
Hope you all have had a wonderful time with your families...
and have started out the New Year with good hopes...

I sure have..
I even tidied up in the sewing room yesterday..
and have one little quilt ready for quilting...
mended Viktors Heating Bunny today...
So.. 
hopefully I´m back with some 
quilting pictures soon!!!

Love from me