Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The end of the year swap

The end of the year and I will show you one of the gifts I have got from Lody.As you can see I have got fabric,threads,buttons,bijouteries,afob,a biscornu,a pattern and a box with rose embroidery onThanks to Lody.

Monday, December 29, 2008

My Secret Santa Julianne sent all these lovely gifts to me

All these lovely presents have made a long journey from Aistralia to the north of Sweden.
Thank you so much dear Julianne

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas to all of you.I wish you all peace and understanding

I wish you all a peaceful time

The flowers from my son and his girlfriend living in Japan.
The Christmas trees in patchwork are from my friend Masa also living in Japan

So beautiful flowers from Mattiaz and Mitsue

A knock on the door and someone from a flower came to us with these lovely arrangement of flowers My son and his girlfriend ,living a long way from here, sent us a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.Oh you made us so so happy.

Gifts from karin,my swap partner on Stickamera

3 skeins og varigated blur yarn-Sarek and blueberry tea.2 lovely chocolates and a card.My swap friend have relatives here.The partner I sent to in the same swap was a friend from a handicraft course.What a coincidence.
Thank you so so much Karin.I think i make a pair of mittens of the yarn.
Merry Christmas

Monday, December 22, 2008

Soon we have Christmas

The Christmas is on the way and we have started to do some preparations.What a great time even if it's a little bit to much to do.

Gifts from 2 different swaps-I'm so so happy.

In a scandinavian quilting group we have had a Christmas swap and yesterday we had a great opening of our packages.Sigrun in Ski sent me beautiful flowerful fabrics and wonderful coasters.

Hiroko,a blog friend and I we made a personal swap and I'v got a Christmas decoration made in a beautiful pattern and so fantasic done.The second beauty is a needle book with the theme birds.I love samplers and she has made a part of a sampler in a needle book.And she sent me a sweet pink fabric too.

The weekend embroidery

A weekend with cross stitch was the beginning of the Christmas holidays.
First of all a bird made in aida and DMC.The pattern is a freebee from
I have seen one made in red aida with white DMC-a really wonderful one.I hope I can do one in red and white for the next year,

The scissor fob is made in thin linen fabric-I think 32ct and DMC.
I love it because it's so thin and delicate in the colour combinations.
Betty has some other lovely patterns,some are freebees,and I really enjoy her patterns even if i'm not so "primitive" as she can be.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

The first Sunday in Advent

The snow is falling and we have some relaxing houres before the dinner.I visited the handicraft market.So much people and so much inspiration.A friend og mine was selling this little glass to have a candle in.Lovely silence.

I wish you all a peaceful time.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Saturday morning

Saturday morning and the white fresh snow brighten up the day.This weekend we are going to meet some friends and hopefully I also get some stitching time.This time a year I make some small Cristmas gifts so I'm not going to post any pictures from my Santa sewing room.Tomorrow we lit the first of four candles.Now we have 4 weeks until Christmas.Have a nice weekend.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Mini quilt -theme Fall

A mini quilt for a swap friend on Swap til you drop
Inspired of the glowing colours from the autumn leaves and the surrounding in sun dawn.A great joy to use colours I love but also try a new way of doing blocks.I made squares about 6" and put together f ex 5 fabrics and cut them all together in a special pattern-I made them in 3 parts "along" and then I cut them in 3 parts across.At last I combined the pieces in sifferent combinations them together.In reality the quilt is darker .This quilt was so funny to do.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Snow and Embroidery

Today it's the first day with snowfall this autumn/winter and it's only a thin cover of snow in the garden.I couldn't resist taking a photo of the last 2 small cross stitch I have made the last week.Enjoy them.

The pattern for the bookmark

The snowflake -it's a freebee but I have no link to the pattern

Saturday, November 01, 2008

A pair of Socks and thousands of candles on the graveyard

Hello all

The cold times are here and we have -9C and a sunshine in the middle of the day.
So happy I have knitted a pair of socks during October.Socktober.A great idea to do something before the snow and the coldness comes.

Today I also visited the graveyard and we put candles on the graves of our relatives.It'was candles on nearly every grave and it'so so lovely to see.It'a a day of rememberence of our dead friends and family members.A very special day.It's a day of sorrow but aslo a day full of memories and silence.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

An embroidery for a biscornu

An embroidery for a biscornu I'm going to do.I used varigated DMC and it's a good pattern and you get so much for the houres you use on it.

A needlebook in wool

This is a needlebook made for a swap friend in Stitchers Angel swap.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Quaker time a weekend project

The pincushion I decided to do I have had in my mind for some months.The fascination of quaker and samplers is very inspiring and there are thousands of good patterns and they are very useful.The houres I have used for this project have been full of joy.
DMC 221
Linen fabric 22ct

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tha first half of October


October 4 we celebrated the cinamon buns and I made some to my family.What a good start at the day.
Socktoberfest was started by also participate by doing socks in blue.The first one is ready.Very happy for that.
The doll quilt from my swap friend in Swap til you drop .A lovely more glowing quilt than the photo shows.And she also sent me a cham pack in pink colours.What a great joy.I do my little quilt for her but I show you when I have made it and she has got it.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Patterns I won and a new mini doll quilt from my swap partner

This wonderful mini quilt is a combination of Yo-Yo and common quilting stitches aroun.My swap partner also put a small button/bead in the middle of every "flower".Isn't it lovely?

I have had the honour to win a lovely pattern from Rosalie.
The flying Santas are so cute and I hope I can do both the Santas(female and male).I think I use the on a cushion andI also think I'm going to do it in redwork.
Thank you for your generosity.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

OS knitting and the mittens are ready

I'm so happy I have knitted both socks and mittens during OS.Wellcome Autumn.

Have a nice new week

Saturday, August 23, 2008

A lovely stitching pattern and a Give away

Dear all

A lovely blog showing for example the new quilt studio a swedish blogger has and she also celebrate the opening of the studio giving us all a nice pattern to use for stitching and she also has give-away August 22 to August 24.Go and visit her blog and enjoy the beautiful quilts,a pattern and aome give aways.

Have a nice Sunday

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

My secret friend on Stickamera sent me a package

Dear Mia ,my secret friend,now you have made me a lovely lovely lace shawl-Vinge in Kampe's Wool yarn/1 thread.And tea,jam,chocolate and a card.I have nearly no words that give you a "picture" of my feelings.I'm so so happy.Now the autumn can come.(Tack tack tack)x 1000

The July quilt from Lori

A very cute little quilt made mainly by fabrics designed by Kaffe FassettSmall small squares in a pattern so lovely and the quilting made by a dark red thread.
She also sent me a fabric and needles.What a great happiness.Thank you dear Lori.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The socks are ready and mittens are on the way

I'm so happy the socks are ready and I have had time to start the mittens.I have had a long time a pattern by Emma Jacobsson "Randiga loppan" and I use off white and grey.I'm going to do a change with the knitting of thumbs.We get the autumn and soon we have colder times so it's good to be ready with some knitting before October when we can get cold nights and perhaps some snowy days.

The picture is taken 8.15 in the evening and we really have a lovely sunshine.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Knitting during the OS in Beijing

I'm knitting during OS in Beijing (a pair of socks first of all) and I participate on
Here you can see what the members do.We talk about OS but mostly about our knitting adventures.It's really inspirating and also very good to use some houres of knitting every day.Just now i have 4 days left of my holidays so i also can see some of the competitions which start early in the morning.Today I enjoyed Women football between Sweden and Argentina,between China and Canada and Japan and USA in vollyball(women).I also saw some swimming but not so much.In the meantime I'm doing a doll quilt too but I can't show you anything today.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

The Mini Quilt for July

The Mini quilt for July is a quilt I made of fabrics by Kaffe Fassett and from other fabrics.I wanted to go on with applicatins and then I also choosed to make it in colours my swap partner likes.I got a mail she got it today so now I can show it for you too.

Monday, August 04, 2008

What have I done on Sunday evening and Monday afternoon?

Hello all

On there have been new projects everyday presented by different designers,small projects to do in a day or 2.I found it the last 3 days of the doing-together so the first I have done is a version of project 12.A nice project but I had to ghange colours because I had nothing to paint with and the colours were a little bit to much pink.I'm going to use the square to something but I have not decided what.

Go there and i hope you find something nice to do.
Good luck

Good luck

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Lovely beads and a cross makes a lovely decoration to use.A conest too.

Hello all
I found a nice blog today and it seems to be a mother and a daughter doing lovely handicrafts for sale.

Go and participate in the contest.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The last roses and lovely strawberries

Still we have these lovely summerdays summer and the strawberries are ready to eat.We had a lovely dinner and after that we were sitting in the garden enjoying strawberries,banans and cream.What a wonderful time we have.And the last roses....well when the roses get their last blooms we know that the summer has an end.In August we have darker nights and the mornings are clear and colder.

I wish you all a lovey lime

Monday, July 28, 2008

The first blueberry muffins and a preview of the mini quilt for July

A wonderful time and we get a lot of berries.First we could enjoy strawberries and then i found the first blueberries in the forest near our house.I couldn't resist doing muffins and what a happiness to have the possibility to do them so my eldest son could eat some before he went away to Japan after a 4 weeks long holidays.My children loved these when they were small so......the childhood gives many memories.

I also made the mini quilt for July ready to send away to my swap partner.Enjoy and guess..............

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A rainy Monday but a postbox full of surprices and a joyful dance in the rain.

A rainy Monday in July and surprices were waiting for me.
In a swap on Doll Quilt
I got the most wonderful quilt from Jody in a very artistic pattern and in colours and fabrics I really love.I'm so happy for it.This pattern is really something to learn and use.Wow it's so great and Jody is really a very talented quilter.Thank you Jody.I was dancing in the the quilt was inside but.....a joyful dance is good for the body and the soul.

I also got my Mail Art from Margaret in Malaysia.So lovely redwork she made for me.I'm in a Mail art group on Yahoo.Thank you so so much for the Mail Art and all the lovely goodies you sent me.You made me so happy.