Saturday, January 19, 2013

Started with these ....

Well I couldn't resist any longer... I am doing what almost everyone is doing....
...Scrappy Tripping Around the World...
There are Flickr groups and lots of followers on
Instagram #scrappytripalong
showing lots and lots of wonderful blocks...

So inspiration there is!!!
Started with these fabrics...
and had no actual plan on how I wanted it to look like
...accept but colourful and happy!

So one block were made one day....

And that block were followed by some more blocks....
And some more...
It have been so much fun...
Just picking some nice fabrics and don't think that much if they will work together or not...well some I thought...no that will not work...but they have become almost the best ones!!!
Really long to come home to make some more blocks...
I really do!!!
(Are at my parents this weekend...
waiting for brothers child number four to be born)
 
So my hope for next week is some more sewing!!!

---XOX---
 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

One more gift to show...

Ok ...this is the quilt that
wasn't supposed to be...:0)
I intended to make a nice and sweet quilt a la the ones I showed
you in the last posts...
BUT...
this little quilt wanted to be born!!

I said earlier that I wanted to make a gift for Shirley
and I showed her gift to me here...
and this day I had a clear thought on what to make...
but I also had told myself to
"GO WITH THE FLOW"

so with that in mind I entered my sewing room...
looking for a nice pink fabric...
But...I stumbled on a pretty
turquoise - purple - green
flower fabric from my stash...
Grabbed that one...with a smile ...
added a green - white - dotty fabric...
and started to sew...
Thoughts kept coming...
wonder if Shirley likes brights...hmmm....
Well...
I just kept on sewing...
and when I were going to add what was going to be in the middle...
Nope...the quilt told me....
You should add this instead...
little messages...from our shared days...
and so I did!
Out with my letter stamps and textile colour...
...I added words...

Ahhh...it's so busy and crazy...
Shirley needs to wear sunglasses when looking at it...I thought!
So I mailed her and warned her...:0)

Brave as she is...she wouldn't let me make something else!!!

So I kept adding my words and some fun little crocheted circles
that I had made earlier to mend my jeans...
they matched perfectly!

Mailing her again...and asked if she had changed her mind...
Nope...she hadn't...:0)
So off it went to live in Great Britain ...

Looking at the pics afterwords...
It doesn't seem to be that bright and totally haphazard ...and crazy...
Just a little..:0))

So that's my story of a quilt
that wasn't supposed to be
but insisted to BE!!!

---XOX---
 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Maricas Christmas gift...

This one I made for Marica...

For her I chose another colour palette...
thought of throwing in some black...:0)
But NAHHHH... I added pink instead...lol

Pattern from Chestnut Junction for this one too...

Love the reindeer on this one...:0)

Mostly fabrics from Holly Holderman
and I think the line is called Penelope

I had so much fun making these little two stitchery quilts
Yesterday's post for Louise
and today's post for Marica...

Having some issues with my google+
and I am set as a no reply on most blogs...
I do know this...but it's how google+ works to minimize spam

Will be back with this on a later post!
See you soon

---xox---
 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Gift for Louise...

This year I actually got something made for some of my friends...
hooray to me...:0)
Well..have to confess I took an easy way out this year on two of them...
found two started projects that was intended for
Louise and Marica two years ago!!!!!
So with some willpower I dusted my machine off and finished them!!

...This one I made for Louise...

The pattern is from a Chestnut Junction stitchery...
Love them...very fun and easy...

And random piecing around the stitchery...

just as I like... adding one piece after another...

And every time when I'm finished... I want to keep it..lol..
And says to myself..
Stina.. You have to make one for yourself too...:0)
Maybe I will ...
have a whole year until next Christmas...haven't I???

...Love always...

---xox---
 

Monday, January 7, 2013

Package from Great Britain...

This year Shirley and I have sent LOTS of emails back and forth
sharing good and bad days...
So I decided to try and make her something as a little gift this Christmas...
Guess she must have had the same thought...lol
My Christmas gift came in the mail after a long wait...:0)
Got caught somewhere in between!!!
Very well worth all the waiting...
Both Viktor and I got spoiled...
Viktor got some very cute Rudolph milk and white chocolate...
And a fun notepad to write in 3D...
And I had to try of course..
Silly me...!

Now for spoiled me!
Lovely chocolate for me...
Think Pink!!
...Such a great idea...
Graffiti ...:0)

And look at these ones...

Vintage milk chocolate buttons ...
How clever isn't that!!

And a Worn and washed fabric bundle!!!

Hip hip hooray...
Have tried to get my hands on some of these ones...
but out of luck all the time

And now I have one to play with!!!

And a little Guardian Angel to watch over me...
now isn't this one a piece of art...
look at all the lovely pearls and beads...
I am so overwhelmed by all the gifts...
they made me so happy
Shirley...thanks from all of my heart!
Take care out there in the big big world...see you
----XoX----
 

Sunday, January 6, 2013

The New Year...

The New Year at my place was a very calm and easygoing family night...

we did lit some Khom Loys and sent away some gremlins or if it was goblins

on a journey without a destination and as Viktor said...

hope no one gets them...

Don't worry I said...once up in space they get out of air and vanish!!:0)

Felt good!!!


We ate good food and dessert

played games and looked at all the fireworks...

wow is all I can say...

having spent the last years at my parents place

I didn't know how much fireworks there were to look

at right here in my little village...

Pretty!

Molly wasn't bothered a bit with all the noise...happy for that!

Wished us all a very Happy New Year

and after that we were ready for bed!!:0)


Have been thinking of what kind of word that would be good

for me to follow this year and it is:

no other than just ME think it will be ok.

And with this I want to wish you all

a very C R E A T I V E and Happy New 2013!!!


Want to show some other gifts I got from my friend Åsa

...happy to have my lovely friends thinking of me

and giving me such lovely things!

Got this wonderful stack of tins...

promise they will be filled with something nice...

either it's from the kitchen or from the sewing room...:0)

and isn't this a most wonderful little pincushion!!!

Love it!

And to top everything she made me a framed stitchery

with a lovely saying!

Thankyou so much Åsa ...


 

Saturday, January 5, 2013

My Christmas...

 Holidays are almost over...
Here in Sweden we celebrate
"Trettonde dags jul"
(Epiphany)
Will have dinner at Petra and Jimmy tonight...
All I have to bring is some snacks...smile!!!
 
After that we can dance the Christmas out...:0)

Still have all the decorations up...but after this holiday 
it's time to put them away until next time..

We celebrated Christmas for the first time in our house 
have always been at either my parents or Lars family...
It was lovely days spent with family with 
Good food and lots of laughter..
Just as it should be!!

Even Santa came for a visit...;0)


...Homemade ice lanterns lit at morning...
...early morning walk to Petra and Jimmy with all family...
...Christmas morning breakfast...
...some Glögg and homemade candy...
...Santa...
...presents...
...and more food...
...FAMILY...


Me in my newly sewed dress from the retro fabric...
Love it...
Just as easy as I am!
Wool slippers on..a must...always...and pink ones of course...!!

My children and me..
Petra... Viktor... Linda... and me...

And a photo of me just opened up my wonderful gift from 

...Louise...

Do we match or what!!!
Louise heard my wish of a new bright and happy 
quilt...and I can't be more pleased!!






...So LOVE it...

...Louise...
You are amazing...and thanks again!

Back with some more gifts another day
Take care out there in the big big world!!