Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Just take 2-Maybe omething for you too?

Gifts from Secret Santa

My dear Secret Santa is and as you see we really live a long way from each other but we have the same interests.She sent me some items for knitting,a special knitting bag,needles,a scissor and a knitter gauge and a just fantastic bag with lovely embroideries and applications on .In this Secret Santa swap we try to do things we love but we laos think our friend like.Thank you so much. I have been a member of this swap for many years and I love it. The members are from different countries so it's really nice to do and to get gifts.Always something unexpected and so lovely.You can see on chockyblue differnt gifts to and from.Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A tribute to my youngest son who is 24 today

We have been waiting for colder days so we could get ice lantern and today it happened,on our youngest son's birthday. Wish you all a good luck with the last days of 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Secret Santa Christmas swap

I have got your lovely package and the ornaments are just so sweet.Thank you so much. Arn't they Sweet?

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A new month

Today a new little mystery starts on
A favourite song just now.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

A lovely gift from a dear friend and pictures this morning

It's Sunday morning and I started with a relaxing morning.My DH is hunting elks and I have been reading and I have been doing some preparations for the Christmas gifts I'm going to do in November.We are not celebrating Haloween but we have some candles brighting up the day.

On Wednesday afternoon a package from a very dear friend was in the postbox.She has been a penpal of mine for some years.Real letters in the postbox.I love to get and write letters.Every time I also enjoy the stamps ,a great interest I have.Small arts .Sometimes every year we make gifts for each other too.When you see this gift you can understand the efforts she has made for me and so much love and friendship she has "put" in it.My favourite colours and my favourite motif, flowers.And the feeling,she wanted to brighten up the darker days we have.She really succeded.I'm totally overwhelmed.Thank you dear M.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Fabrics,an old button under and embroidery mostly with french knots

What's a garden without flowers?

Cotton fabrics with machine embroidery and handmade french knots.

Handdyed fabrics with embroidery with "gold and bronze threads"

A piece of embroidery from an old tablecloth and some french knots

Button with hand dyed linen fabrics and embroidery in Pearl cotton from DMC

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Patterns for more blocks if you need something to do

and a flickr

I like this block

Monday, October 03, 2011

New blocks from 2 different Quilt alongs, 2 different Boms
Once a month,(25)a famous quildesigner give us a block to do.I made it in fabrics by Kaffe Fassett.
Here you find new blocks,one traditional and one modern,and I choose the modern one where I feel free to play with the pattern.

Both the QAL I make blocks who are about 8".

Friday, September 30, 2011

October 1 early morning

Knitting and quilting for the weekend.

During the weekend I want to do the block for the month.My fabric choice mostly consists of Kaffe Fassett fabrics.The background is from quiltersbasics.It seems the block is not so difficult to do.

The newist knitting project I started on our knitting café at work is a scarf.A simple pattern k 2 purl 2.For an hour we were sitting knitting and chatting.Very nice and very relaxing .The scarf I started is going to be a Christmas gift for a friend.You know it's not more than 3 months and I want to give a little small home made gift to each of them,mostly a "warm gift" to friend here in the north of Europe..

Saturday, September 24, 2011

More in blue

The course we had last weekend was about dying and printing on recycled fabrics.The item we did was a book cover to our "book" for notes, ideas,drawings.....
The autumn is here and some bluebells can be found in the garden.But the nights are cold so they have hard times.Are they still fresh tomorrow?

Secret Santa Christmas swap


Someone gets gift from me
Someone gives me

A new Boom quilt along starts September 25

Canton Village Quilt Works

The designer for the first block is
Looking forward it.

Monday, September 12, 2011

198-yds-of-heaven a shawl I'm knitting

a free pattern on

The yarn is handdyed on Tunagarn.It's going to be a warm shawl in the winter but maybe not a shawl for a party.I know I have not knitted the patterns 100% right but it's going to be ready until the weekend and maybe beautiful.Maybe we could call it "art-knitting".

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

A new little bag

The bag is knittted in the icelandic yarn LettiLoopi on needles 5mm and then feltid.It's going to be knitted roses on knitted in Einband in needles 3mm.I just wonder if I put 2 big and 2 smalls or only 1 small on it.The roses are not felted or arranged.LettiLoopi and Einband are lovely to knit of and the felted LettiLoopi is so soft.
The kit was bought from

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011


I followed the pattern until the last rows but then I couldn´t figure out what I'm going to do.

And the last rows like this:

row 1 " k2tog,k2,yo,k1,yo,k2,k2tog"
row 2 k
row 3 knit row 1
and so on until you feel it's perfect for you.

I found out I had one stitch to much so I made a double k2tog in the end of the first knittting of row 1.

God luck with your knitting.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Flowers in our garden

The garden is full of flowers but the period of roses is ending now.Soon the strawberries are ready and later the potatoes and the vegetabilies .We are going to have a special period of fresh food.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

A summer bag from M

This bag has really a smart construction as it's so small when you don't use it.My friend is a very good designer of bags,both in crochet and knitting and she makes them so perfect.Thank you dear M
Just now we have roses in the garden but it's a short time so I choosed to use them as a background to the bag.We also have + 25.8 C.A very warm day in the north of Sweden

Friday, July 08, 2011

A new bag of the rest of the blocks

My Friday started with stick walking at 06.00 in the morning as I know the day is going to be very warm,at least +25C.Then 2 cups of tea,an early breakfast and some houres of sewing.A perfect start of a day.
Some blocks were not used for the tablerunner so I made a new little bag of it.For the handles I used other scraps from my stash.

I wish you all a lovely day.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Tablerunner and a potholder

A tablerunner made by blocks made by someone and they were in a scrap bowl when we had the last workshop.Beautiful colours and a nice pattern.Not 100% perfect but so so nice.Really something perfect in our kitchen.

A quilt friend of mine made such a beautiful potholder and I got the pattern from her.
It's made by hand dyed fabric .We have sunny summer days now so this is a celebration to the summer.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Happy Midsummer

I wish you all a Happy Midsummer.
Maybe you are picking seven sorts of flowers and put them under your cushion,during the night between the Midsummer eve and the Midsummer day, and you are going to dream about the one who is going to be your wife or husband.

Monday, June 20, 2011

A quilting weekend

I went on doing blocks in reprofabrics from the Civil War area.
On this blog you can get a new block pattern every week.Hopefully I get more time to do more of the blocks.Until now I have done the easiest blocks and I really love them.

A little memory from this weekend I took small small fabric sraps from a paper basket and made this little pincushion. Every little piece reminds me of people in the quilting group I was in this weekend.And you wonder why I did this?!?
I had no pincushion with me this weekend and had some troubles with the small needles and this also reminds me of the lovely group of people we were this weekend.

We were in Luleå in a quiltshop called Quilterian,The lovely owner of this shop has a blog

Her shop is full of fabrics in in many patterns and colours.A little fabric heaven.And books,laces,buttons....................

Monday, June 06, 2011

New socks made by yarn I'v got for my birthday a month ago

Two pair of socks are ready,made by yarn I'v got on my birthday exactly a month ago.The blue pair is made in wool and he purple is made in a mixture of wool and other fibers.One more pair in purple is on the way.What I found out was that the way of doing the cuff Imade on the purple pair is a very good idea.The socks are very comfortable to wear.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Friday ,sunshine and a letter

It's a day when we have holidays,we can enjoy the beautiful sunshine ,the songs from the birds and a very green landscape.The postman came very early and what made me so happy is a letter from a pen friend in Japan,from a place nearer Fukushima than I knew before.To get a letter from M and the things she wrote about reminds me of the short distance between paradise and hell.They live with the earthquakes and the radiations so near.In this situation they have to go on and dear M I feel so happy you can start painting and quilting even if it's hard.

For me Japan is so near connected with handicraft made with a great perfection and beauty and they have stamps I really admire.Every letter with their stamps give me a special feeling.After the last catastrophy I really feel the paradox between the reality and the art.The last month I have got lovely small cranes in paper from a friend that gives me so much hope,they never give up.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011


To use old curtains in a good quality and make eco bags and maybe also something necessary for a weekend is a very good idea.The bag to the left is made by the fabric which was handdyed by the fabric you can see in the "purse"up to the right.A great difference between the two fabrics.I really recommend handdying and you maybee get very fresh fabric.

The little "rug" is hooked by strings of cotton fabric.Hard to do as the cotton was not so easy to work with.A friend of mine made one in an old fabric but a fabric used many many times more than mine.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Happy Easter Socks are ready

The socks in Regia World Circus Color 03751 are ready.It has been a great joy knitting them.Well there are too much colours for a every-day-life pair of socks but for an extra happy day they are perfect.
I wish you a nice Easter day/Spring day.

It would be great to get a comment from you too.Please send one!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Happy Easter/Happy Spring

I want to send all my friends a Happy Easter or a Happy Spring.started a new pair of socks in very bright colours.I need a lot of colours just now to brighten up the days when we have not so much snow and absoloteky no flowers or leaves in the trees.