Friday, December 31, 2010

The first morning 2011

I wish you all a Happy New Year with LOVE and PEACE!

The tulips in lunchtime.
I have been knitting on my scarf and i have had a relaxng time during the first houres of 2011.

Happy New Year

A picture from my garden in the evening 20.15.I wish you all a Happy New Year.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

A white winter day-a Christmas gift and a new knitting

Today I changed a little and the white and off-white are the colours I prefer today.

First a picture of a beatiful flower arrangement in white we have got from our dear M ,an arrangement she did for us as a Christmas gift.We love it very much.
Yesterday our son and his lovely M left Sweden after about 10 days of holidays and I had to focus on something new.On

row 7..... must end with yo,k1,yo,k2,p2,k3

you can find the pattern.I 'm knitting in Peer Gynt with needles 4.It's going to have a tiny width ,maybe a little bit too small but...
I wish you a nice day

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

SSCS Christmas gifts from Fiona in Australia

The Christmas days are over and I have got time to enjoy my Christmas presents.From my secret Santa I have go the most wonderful gifts.

1. 2 "bags",one for the scissor,a second one I think I have embroidery yarn and needles in and a sweet little cross stitch embroidery.She lives in Australia where they have spring/summer.
The swap was arranged by the owner of the blog

2.A lovely redwork embroidery with a nice scene when you get Christmas gifts.Could you be anything but so happy when you see this?!?

3.A beautiful bag full of summer feelings in patchwork and embroideries,on the back I found a little cat and in the front a flower and a butterfly.And we have between -30C and -20C.

Thank you so so much.You sent an air of summer in our cold white winter landscape.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Silent night

M and his father were doing "icebottles" for the candles and this picture I took at the end of Christmas Eve when all our celerations ended and we were going to bed after a lovely day.
A link to one of my favourite songs

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas from me to you.I wish you a lovely weekend.

Early morning and all is calm ,all is bright......
We are going to celebrate the Christmas with our family and we really enjoy being together.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

SSCS Christmas gifts from Fiona in Australia

The first little gift I have got is something for the Christmas tree and until we have it inside I have it in our dining room brightening up our days.The 2 big packages are waiting for the opening day.So so happy.
What can it be inside?No, let it be a secret.
I want to open it on the Christmas Eve when we open the other gifts.

Thank you dear Fiona

Sunday, November 21, 2010

3 blocks from the mystery

The mystery blocks are done and this is a minimalistic version of it with red,whith and black.Now I have to choose what to do of it.Merete give examples as cushions ,a tablerunner or small squares for the table.My background fabric is white with some grey dots.Or do I choose black for the frame?Or do I something without a fram?

Here you find the blog of the designer and if you don't understand swedish she aslo has links in english for the different clues and you can find 3 examples of what she has done.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Wednesday morning and links to a quilt mystery from Friday to Sunday.

Flowers in daylight.

- 21.8 at 06.40 in the morning.It seems to be a clear cold day.The flower arrangements,made by our students,make our morning so good.The candle brighten up our breakfast time.
Enjoy the new day you too.

From Friday to Sunday I'm going to follow a quilt mystery on

And a link to the designer where you also can see some fabric combinations,

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

A new book page on the theme forest and animals

The book page is made for a swap friend and I really had a great joy making it.As you see I started with the background "twisting" 2 different green fabrics.Sewing the "twists" on the background.Then I made a triangle with fiber fill in as a tree and and application of a tree in gold printed fabrics.Some embroidery with threads and beads.A type of 3 D.
(My english is not so good but I hope you understand what I mean)

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Sewing blocks for swap friends

This weekend it has been an adventure to do blocks for different swap friends and try to find out what green,brown,red,pink or whatever they wished.I'm very fond of blue but this weekend when I did blocks with green fabrics I really found out this is a colour I seldom use but it's a lovely calm one.I think I really love the blocks with green fabrics(made in Japan) in combination with the red roses on white(Tilda fabric) and the green once in 3 different green colours.And maybee you all know I love flowes and red roses symbolize love.

We have got a lot of snow and more or less it looks like a Christmas landscape.I hope there are not going to be car accidents today,

Thursday, November 04, 2010

A trip to Luleå

A new day and I feel so happy for the trip to Luleå.We were visiting an exhibition on Norrbottens museum,Krona och krans,an exhibition about wedding traditions now and from the past.
On internet I found a blogger showing some of the things I also l...oved to see.In the past you had for example flowers made of paper,really a long time ago,but I think we now have some brides using paper flowers or flowers in other materials.And the crowns made in different materials.So so creative and so beautiful.What fascinated me very much were the lovely mittens for the celebration.Most of them very decorated and made in wool in silk yarn.

My sister and I we also were haveing a nice lunch,lovely "fika" with cakes and many lovely chats.We were walking a lot and we had rain,snow and sunshine.A long lovely day.
What a day!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Japaneese blocks.

All the day ,from early morning to late evening we were learning how to do blocks in a japaneese way.I did it all by hand.Very relaxing.Some also used sewing machine.This way of doing blocks give you the opportunity to use small squares of fabrics or small embroideries or maybe fabric flowers I have seen in japaneese books.
I used a square ,4",that gives the size of the block.You also have a circle of fabric,bigger than the square and the batting,for the background and the "frame".

Sunday, September 26, 2010

My Sunday walk along the river and Elsa Beskow

During the weekend I took a walk along the river and suddenly I saw a "mushroom",a non eatable one,but one I was so fond of in my childhood.Elsa Beskow(1874-1953) made many lovely paintings in books for children.When I started reading we had a book full of her paintings and especially the small "people" with a hat in red with white dots were/are my favourites.It also reminded of different stories about Santa.The pictures are from "Vill du läsa? 11 by Besow-Siegwald.(Stockholm 1950.)It seemed to be a kind and beautiful world we were living in.Now we also have stamps with a part of her paining on.

Wishing you a nice new week

Monday, September 20, 2010

A fabric book page from Monika

After a long day at work I had a little package in the postbox.I'm in a swap where we do book pages in fabrics/mixed materials.I wish pages with the theme "flowers and beads" and Monika has done a card with a flower in wool/silk? and a lovely bead embroidery.Around the flower in one of my favourite colour, she made machine quilting in silver thread on a fabric with dots in blue/silver.A page with a nice contrast.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Workshop in printing and dying .

For this little fabric page I used handdyed fabric and the little picture in the middle is made of fabric used when you tried the different colours and I also printed some wheels on it.Then I have made embroidery both with yarn and beads.

Here we used both paintsticks and ordinary printing colours

We also made a form and used lovely Markal paintsticks ,iridicerande bought on

My first printing is made on a recycled fabric and I'm really happy for theese patterns.Now I just wonder what to do of it.

A friend in the group dyed linen fabrics in blue and printed with a part of a crochet doily these lovely flowers.

The workshop started with dying fabrics,yarn and lace.I tried to use different fabrics with different surface för projects later on.As you can see I have a favour for certan colours.I love them really.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Chimera-design Laris

Mittens made by Noro silk garden(varigated),Peer Gynt(dark grey) and Létt-Lopi(blue)
Lovely pattern but small changes.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

We have been swapping buttons

The swap of buttons on
I'v got lovely lovely blue button I think I can use to a cardigan an d 2 solitaire of
pearl buttons from a very nice knitter and designer

Sunday, August 08, 2010


Started a new embroidery this morning,a gift from our Mitsue and Mattiaz.It really reminds me of all the peonies we saw when I was in Tokyo last year.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Anna,mittens made in wool and afterwards felted
You can find the pattern both in swedish and english.
Made in 2 threads of Peer Gynt(5252) on 7mm.The cuff is longer than on the pattern.As we have rather cold in autumn and winter it's good to have them warming up not only the hand.It goes fast to knit a mitten but with the yarn I used I got too big holes so I had to put the in the washing machine on 40 gr.Perfect mittens now.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Mittens in Noro Silver thaw

The mittens are maid in Noro Silver thaw color 19 and I used needled size 3.5mm.A perfect knitting when you need something easy and hopefully soft to do.Soon we have autumn and these thin ones are going to be perfect to wear.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Today my eldest son and his lovley M are going to be married.

July 24 and the day we have been preparing for a long time.
I made the ring cushion in silk fabrics and bead embroidery.The circle reminds us of the the country they are
living in now but also the north of Sweden where we live and summer days with nearly no darkness.Today the sun is really shining here both in the sky but also in our hearts.We wish the young couple a happy life together.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Ribbon embroidery

On a blog
I found the SAL in ribbon embroidery and I decided to follow her instruktions.All is in swedish but you can see the pictures showing different steps.What was really new for me was the japanese stich for the leaves.I used silk fabric and the ribbons in the kit are azlon ribbons ,really nice to use.The roses are in spiderstitches and the knots are french knots made with 3 strands of varigated DMC.

What a great start of a new day to do ribbon embroidery.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Friday, July 09, 2010

A give-away

Sign in for the give-away.

During the weekend I'm going to have a give away of three skeins of Eco Baby wool, enough for a pair of mittens and some scraps from my mittens..It's going to be between July 9 and July 11 ending when the final match Spain-Netherlands is over.

So nice if you want to be a member of this .

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Japaneese Symbols in Cross-stitch

During the weekend I couldn't resist doing a little embroidery I got from my friend M ( USA.I choosed to do it on aida in an egg shell colour and I really love the colour and the symbols.As many of you know I have a special connection to Japan.

New mittens för the autumn days and a give away during the weekend

I have been knitting 2 things under WM in football.The first was a shawl and now the mittens.The last days before the final meeting between Spain and Netherland on Sunday I'm going to do some homework and I'm also is going to enjoy the summerdays.

The mittens are knitted in M&K Baby ull and I love this yarn because I get soft,beautiful and warm mittens lovely to wear.During the weekend I'm going to have a give away of the skeins of Baby wool enough for a pair of mittens.It's going to be between July 9 to July 11 ending when the final is over.Come back tomorrow.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Roses from Ati

The mixed media card is done by Ati
and I couldn't resist taking the photo in our garden,among the pink roses .We have been in a swap of Mixed media/fabric pages in a yahoo group

She sent me these wisdom words

You cannot all do great things
but you can do small things with great love.
(mother Theresa)

Sunday, June 27, 2010

A little shawl in wool and cashmere

The first little soft shawl this summer is ready to wear.It's knitted in double Rustic Tranquility(85 Superfine Wool and 15%Cashmere,500 meters/50gram))in the colour horizon.I choosed a simple lace so it was possible to knit for me.I want to go on knitting more complex lace later on.

The yarn I used is a gift(RAK) from "yayayarn" in England.Thank you so so much.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Happy Midsummer

This lovely flower behind our sauna is really magic.

I wish you a sunny day.In our garden we have got some flowers and we really enjoy them all.

Friday, June 04, 2010

Handmade gifts for the Christmas Eve

So nice to participate in doing Christmas gift in time
httSo nice to participate in doing Christmas gift in time

Just now I have started to do a little pincushion in wool.A black background with a heart on.Later I'm going to do some embroidery on,both with yarn and beads.A nice little item.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

I wish you a lovely new day

It's a sunny morning and soon I'm going to work.As you can see there are more flowers now and in the sunshine they are so so beautiful.On Sunday we had the Mother's day and I could do some granny squares for a bag.The granny squares are so lovely to do.The coloured yarns I have used are the ones who were left after the weaving "bed covers" in a weaving group.I have used "lefts" with the lenght of about 20". I had the happiness to have the possibility to buy some of them.

During the week I'm also doing a ring cushion but it's going to be a top secret until July 24 when my son and his girlfriend are going to be married in our church.What i can say the flowers above give me a lot of inspiration.We are so happy for that and it's a great honour for me to do one.
Well now it's time to go to work.
Why not do some granny squares you to?!?!

I wish you a nice day