torsdag 31 mars 2016

A happy boy!

This boy turned 4 and got his first quilt.
The first thing he did was chewing on the dinosaurs.
he does look happy, doesn't he!
This DBGK (Dear Bonus Grand Kid) of mine is going to be a big brother. Yes, I'm going to be a Nanna, a Mormor in swedish and in my family we say Mommo!
It's the first time I'm in it from the start, my DBGK I have known since he was a year and a half.
I'm going to be a Mommo in July! Can you tell I'm happy or what!


måndag 28 mars 2016

FNSI

Friday Night Sew In or Easter Weekend affair as Wendy decided to name it this month. Thanks Wendy for hosting.
Friday I worked on the 2 blocks for Anne-Mette the Queen bee this month.

For the rest of the weekend I've been working on my knitting
and watching the equestrian world cup finals on tv
I even had a visitor staying overnight since my DD was working
She usually looks a bit happier but she's chewing on a treat and doesn't really want to look my way.

And now Easter is over, I hope you've had a great weekend!




tisdag 1 mars 2016

Leap day 2016

A whole extra day, how good does that sound. Well I'm down with a cold and haven't been doing much at all.
I have joined in on OPAM this year also, and this is what I've accomplished so far.
13 pairs of mittens, here's a pic of some of them.
And two quilts that was actually finished last year but here I go showing them off.
the first one is a mystery quilt from Tyger & Ting. It's really hard to  pick the fabric when you don't know what the finished quilt will look like! I like it a lot so sometimes it's good to not be too controlling.

The second one is a Modern Millie Quilt from the book Contemporary Curved Quilts by Jenny Pedigo and Helen Robinson from Sew Kind of Wonderful.
Most of the darker blue fabrics I've had for quite a few years and I think it turned out great in this. Actually I Love it!
Do you want to see the lovely backside - leading question I know.
That's a great start to the year even if there wasn't a lot of action on leap day, at least not from my side.





tisdag 23 februari 2016

Friday Night Sew In

Friday night I joined Wendy for the FNSI. Thanks Wendy for hosting us all, lovely as always!
The only time spent playing with fabric was when I pulled out these for the Queen Bee for February.
I will turn them into x and + blocks, perhaps I will have some time for that tomorrow.
The rest of the Friday night I spent knitting, it's a shawl "Herbarium" I'm test knitting for @eddysinstagram on IG.
Earlier in the week I was taught how to turn a book into this.

                        

måndag 25 januari 2016

Friday night

Yes Friday night it was time for the first FNSI of the year. I were stitching along with 53 others from all over the world. Thanks Wendy for hosting!
I'm in a scandibeehive2 on Instagram and made a Slab for Maria since she's the queen bee in January. Today I'll continue with the second one in low volume fabrics.

torsdag 31 december 2015

Secret Santa Christmas Swap

In this swap organised by the lovely Chooky I was partnered with Kate and when I got the parcels from her I was allowed to open the ornament, just look at this cute rein deer!
Let me introduce Rudolf, you can see him hanging in the tree HERE
On Christmas day I could open the main gift, Oh, inside was this beautiful wall hanger!
Thank you very much Kate, I love it! And Thank you also to Chooky for organising another great swap!


In this swap I sent to Cheryll, and here is the ornament I made for her, a Snowman
And the main gift, a Wall hanger with snowmen


Santa Sack Swap

I was partnered with Maria in this years Santa Sack Swap organised by the lovely Cheryll.
Maria sent me the most lovely gifts, look at all this gorgeousness
Christmas Wishes to all - a beautiful wall hanger

two very sweet tree ornaments, the ones with a heart and a snowman -
the Rudolf I'll tell you about tomorrow
 This beautiful table runner - I love, love, love it!
 Here are all the gifts together, the table runner, wall hanging, tree ornaments, a tea towel with Christmas trees on, chocolate and 4 FQs with Australian birds, animals and plants. Oh, I forgot to include these two sweet mug rugs, they've been in constant use since I got them.
Thank you so much Maria, I loved having you as my partner! And also a big Thank you to Cheryll!

This is what I sent to Maria - a bag with Dalahorses fabric, a set of coasters, 2 zippered window pouches, a small pouch, 1 mtr fabric and a table centre
and here's a close up of the table centre


måndag 21 december 2015

FNSI and a swap

I signed up for the very last FNSI for 2015 over at Wendy's. Many thanks to Wendy for organising us all once a month, I look forward to continue next year.
I can't show anything of what I was working on.
But over on Instagram I'm in a Scandibeehive2 and we had a swap for a pincushion and I made one for Anne-Mette, @annemettesoaser on IG and since she has received it I can show it to you.

She liked it and I think I have to make one for myself, so it couldn't be better!













Since it's already Monday I'm also linking to Bambisyr




tisdag 8 december 2015

FNwF

The last Friday Night with Friends for the year is over.
I was working on this shawlette and if I keep on perhaps I'll wear it for Christmas, at least it's the right colour.
I had to unknit a few rows but now I'm on the road again.
Thanks Cheryll for inviting us all, I hope I'll see you again next year!


















måndag 30 november 2015

A Birthday gift

My nephew had his birthday and I felt like giving him something handmade. I'm not sure it's what he expected, he turned 24 and it's all about hunting and fishing for him. But he said thanks and looked all happy about it!
This is the tablerunner I made for him, I might even make another one for me.


Since it's Monday I'm linking to Bambisyr.



söndag 29 november 2015

We have a winner!

The winner in the Snenesserally is Anne-Marlen!
This is the fabric she is going to use when sewing her own pouch.

This is what mine looks like.

Anne-Marlen is actually the one who started the rally,
and if you go HERE you can see a lot of other snenesse pouches.
It's a very fun pouch to make, I've made several during last year. It's a free pattern from Anette, thank you very much!

Now it's over to you Anne-Marlen!

söndag 22 november 2015

FNSI

Friday night I joined Wendy in the Friday Night Sew-In and made some secret sewing for a few swaps I'm in.
If you want to see what others that signed up for FNSI made, you can go HERE. Thank you Wendy for hosting!

I continued over the weekend and also finished this small pouch.










Sooli asked me what the Snenesserally was that I talked about in my last post .
It's a kind of Pay It Forward /Give away for people in Sweden that want to sew a small pouch out of a pattern that is named Snenesse. If you win the give away you get some fabric you can use or mix it up with fabric from your own stash, when finished you have to fill up the fabric and have your own give away. And so it goes on and on! If you're interested in the give away go to the post HERE to make a comment.