Thursday, December 31, 2009

Fireworks January 1 2010

The last day in December 2009

What am I doing in my spare time during the last day of 2009?
Yes I'm knitting new gloves in red with trees on.A lovely islandic pattern showing something of December with red for Christmas and love and white trees coved by snow we can see in the forest this time a year.We can see the near our house.....well we can see a little dark green under the snow.

We have a very special phenomina around an the electric cadle in our Christmas tree in the garden.Only around one canle we have this formation of snow and it's something we see from our windows in our dining room.Something very nice.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

December 27 ,22 years ago we got our second son

December 27 is a very happy day for me.We got our second son 13.20 .Today it's his twentysecond birthay and we have the happiness to have him on holidays with us.We have been eating cinemon buns,a favourite he wishes as an extra breakfast.Later we are going to eat his favourite food.

Friday, December 25, 2009

More gifts from M F and M S

The little pouch ,the sewing case and something I can have pencils and a little ruler in are really wellcome and I can use it when I go to a workshop in quilting.

Gifts from M F and M S

I am so so blessed that I also got lovely quiling gifts from the MF and M S.They have really succeded in finding fabrics in 2 different styles I really collect and use in mini quilts.

A lovely basket from L in Australia

The basket contains good things for a quilter as pins,laces,flowerband,a fabric with motives from Australia and a sweet koala for the key.

Christmas gifts from M,a quilt and some fabrics.

When I was on the Östasiatiska museum I saw some kimonos with fabris with the pattern I recognize on the orange and yellow fabrics from M.It seems to be a shibori technic.Very interesting.

The mini quilt has many quilting stitches,some in metallic gold and other in white.It's har to show it in the picture.The quilt is on the snow in front of our house.The details are taken inside.

Another lovely star on the borders up and down the mini quilt.The idea to do fantasy stars make the quilt more exciting.

What a georgious quilt fom my friend M!My friend M is really a fantastic quilter and she has done something reminding us of winter.She lives where the snow seldom comes.And the lovely crazy stars!I really really love them.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The way to the Sauna and our Christmas tree

We started the celebration in the Christmas Eve with a lovely bath in the Sauna with a lot a warm air and only "light"from the fire.A tradition we really love.

The Christmas day. -22C

Our little Sally

Now my sister is a grandmother

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

All is calm,all is bright

Christmas Eve and it's about 08.00 in the morning.A cup of tea and Christmas songs.All is calm and all is bright.Soon I'm going to start making rice porridge.Maybee I do some cakes too.The morning houres are very special and really worth gold.I feel very relaxed just now and I really wish you a nice day.

Later my sister and her husband come celebrating the day with us.It's the day of the year when you wish all your family can celebrate together.My elder son and his girlfriend are celebrating a long way from here and I really wish them a nice Christmas.

Wellcome to us if you are in the surroundings.

December 23-the day before

Started the morning with a cup of tea and writing e-mails and so on.The deep darkness and the white snow gave me a special feeling of Christmas.

A friend has a wonderful blog where you can see her collection of Santas and some lovely quilting items.

Now some homeworks are done and the lunch is over.Christmas songs and flowers make me extra relaxed.Later we have some shopping to do and some more decorations in the Christmas tree.

I wish you a lovely day

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Celebrating Santa Lucia

The darkest period in Sweden and we celebrate Santa Lucia

Candles,beautiful songs and Santa buns and it give us hope.In 9 day the days the darkest day has been passing by and we can enjoy a little longer time with daylight.All the celebrations with candles and beautiful songs give is hope.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Gifts from my "Stitchers Angel" in a swap

What a great happines to get these lovely things from my swap friend in Angel stitches.

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Here you find links to free patterns she used.

A tablerunner I made this weekend

This is a result of a challenge we have in our quilt group.I have gor 10 different fabrics about 12.5"x12.5.I used half of them and the rest ....well......maybee later

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Sunday, November 29, 2009

The first Sunday in Advent

The lovely Advent Time is here.So many candles brighten up our dark season.Suddenly we get new inspiration to go on.
Today we have the first Sunday in Advent and it's about 4 weeks to Christmas .I have been in the center of our village and we could see Santas,many children wishing Christmas gifts.We could see 2 small ponny horses and a wagon full of happy children going around.Many stores showed lovely Christmas gifts and Christmas decorations.I meet many people I know more or less and it was really many attractions to enjoy too.I also made a short visit in a weaving room where people were weaving nice things.At home i had a lovely time with tea and lovely cakes I bought

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunday Sunshine

The daylight is wonderful and a day with sunshine makes you happy.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

It's going to be a bag to.............................

It's going to be a bag.
The fabrics in colours are reproductions from the Civil War 1855-1870.
What way do I turn it?

I also want to send my best regards to you who are so kind and give me so nice and ceative comments.Have a nice new week.

Monday, November 02, 2009

A new page for a swap partner

We cant all be stars
but we can twinkle.

This inspired me to do this page but also the colours we have a sunny day in October.On the course in Textile Art we worked with machine embroidery and I used varigated thread to it.When I was ready with the emboidery I felt it was to empty.A perfect flower from a Kaffe Fassett fabric made it "twinkle"

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Log cabin blocks in bright colours

Today I started to do a little quilt in log cabin and it's so fantastic to work in bright colours when we have a few pale colours outside.It brigtens up the day.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

A weekend of remeberence

Tonight I'm going to lit the candles on the grave where my parents are.
I have a special gift from her ,a crochet blanket she made many many years ago and she used small amounts of yarn/scraps from knitted things for us in the family.I use it nearly every day and this is a "warm" gift for the body and the soul.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

New mittens in Sandness Palett superwash

A perfect weekend project is mittens made in a varigated yarn.The cuff is made by knit 3 or 4 rows and purl 3 or 4 rows as long as you want to have it.I tried to get the same colour variation but it was impossible with the 2 skeins I had.A nice knitting and the yárn is so wonderful to work with.

Sandnes palett superwash
color 0578
This yarn reminds me a little of Noro yarn I used for socks but this is 100&wool.I bought it in the local yarnn shop.We had a knittinf meeting in the library and ther they showed this yarn and I fell in love with it.

Saturday morning a lovely white cover of snow in the garden but today it was a rainy cloudy morning .I love snow,not much snow but ...

Sunday, October 04, 2009

October 4 the celebration of cinnamon buns

The first "snow" came this night but went away very fast.The leaves are falling so it's wonderful to celbrate the cinnamon buns instead,a very common "cake"in Sweden.I made some and we had a nice "fika".I wish you all were here.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunday September 20

I took a walk in the garden and along the lovely river.No sunshine and a little windy.The autumn is here.But the air is so fresh and now and then we have had sunshine during the day.And a lovely sun dawn with lovely red/pink colours on the sky.
The socks in yellow I knit are socks designed by Nancy Bush,a famous designer often using lace in her socks.I participate in a KAL on Ravelry so I'm looking forward the next clue.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Fantasy flowers

A type of crazy flowers on a fabric page made by scraps made for a friend,Ati,in Norway.The colours are very much my favourite colours just now.The summer has ended but the bright colours still exist in my memories.

I have also a sentence by Buddha on the back of the page.
"If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly,our whole life would change."

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Sunday September 6 new socks and a new block
A lovely pattern,easy to knit and it gives a light lace pattern.I make the in a hand dyed yarn in 75% wool and 25 polyester.

We are doing quilt blocks for each other in a flickr group.She sent me fabrics and a link to a pattern and this is the combination of fabrics I got.It took time to do but the result is good.