fredag 26 juni 2015

My DS2

It's been quite a while since I last wrote a post on the blog, so I don't really know where to start.
So tonight the only thing I'll show you is photos of my youngest, DS2. It's one from his prom night and on from his graduation day.
                                                          Aren't they sweet!

                                      Congrats Isac, I'm a very proud Mum!

måndag 8 juni 2015

Friday Night with Friends and the rest of the weekend

Friday night I joined Cheryll in FNwF. Thank you Cheryll for hosting! To see what everyone else was doing, go HERE.
Over the weekend I've been making another small pouch made out of a block I've got in a swap in the QBSA.
The rest of the weekend I've been stitching on bindings, hanging sleeves and labels on two quilts.
They are ready for the yearly quilt show next weekend
I hope you can come for a visit and perhaps get a lottery ticket and win that gorgeous quilt in the picture. To read more about it , go HERE.

fredag 5 juni 2015

Maja's challenge!

Today is the day to reveal what I made with the fabric I got from Maja.
I combined the multi coloured fabric with a red and a black one.

It was very hard to decide what to make with it, it's not the usual kind of fabric I choose. So it took some time, it wasn't until I got this pattern from Kerry in Australia I suddenly knew what to make from it.
It's a free tutorial from Mad Quilter and is called the Jewel bag.
 I think it turned out great! It's got an odd shape that I like. I usually don't  wear bags a lot but I think this will be a keeper this summer!
Thank you so much Maja for letting me be a part in this challenge, it's been great fun!!

söndag 31 maj 2015

I can't show very much of the challenge I'm working on, but today I finished my May blocks in the Nature's Journey SAL.
And I have made two more Snenessar, pattern by Anette could be found HERE.

fredag 29 maj 2015


This weekend I will be partying with Chooky when she celebrates her Chookshed's 3rd birthday! And I really need a party to cheer me up after having had both sinusitis and inflammation in the ears. So after having no energy for anything I have a lot to do this weekend!
First up is this fabric I got in a challenge from Maja.
The challenge is to sew anything I want and I can use as many more fabrics I want. I can tell you, it's really been a challenge to come up with an idea to what to sew. But this week I got a pattern from Kerry in Australia in a swap and it will be perfect for this I think. It will all be revealed on June 5th, so you'll have to wait till then to see the result.
I also have to put a flange and binding on two quilts I will show at the yearly exhibition at Sprätthönsen. More about that later.

Now to prepare for the party, chill some bubbles, prepare an easy to do dinner and some nibbles!
If you want to join in with Chooky in her celebration you can sign up HERE!

lördag 2 maj 2015

FNwF - May

First I have to say a BIG Thank you to Cheryll for hosting us all last night for FNwF! Go and check out what everyone else was making, HERE!
I made this cute little pouch, it's only 9 cm high and all hand sewn.

I found the pattern in this Danish book, Flere patchwork tasker by Lise Szymanski,  I've had for ages. It was fun to make even if it took quite some time!

I will link this to Vroomans quilts for her Let's book it 2015 in May.

torsdag 30 april 2015

Not much of knitting

I don't think I've used my knitting needles very much this winter but I have finished this Twist Again shawl for a friend. I hope she'll enjoy it!
I made a few more repeats in the border and I think it looks nice.

And tomorrow is FNwF hosted by the lovely Cheryll! Go and sign up HERE!

onsdag 29 april 2015

April SAL

My blocks for April in the Stitch-A-Long is done and Chooky doesn't have to crack the whip for me, but I can almost hear it in the background.
And I don't think I've shown you the blocks for March, here they are.
It feels so good to be on track with this Nature's Journey by Anni Downs.

tisdag 14 april 2015

A bit of this and that!

It's already a month since my retreat in Fegen with Sprätthönsen!
As always I had a wonderful weekend without any cooking just sewing all day long! I worked on my Mystery quilt I started last year and it's now with the quilter.
Åsa had finished hers and it looks completely different in her choice of colours.
I'm already longing for the next time, in October.


I needed a threadcatcher and found a tutorial at Fiona's blog, all nice and easy until it was finished and I couldn't understand why it looked like it did!!
I'm a terrible pattern reader, I had made an octagon instead of an hexagon. Well it turned out alright anyway!


My DD had a birthday so I made her a bucket with the fabric that remained after I had made her the cushions for Christmas.


Don't forget about FNSI coming up this Friday! You can sign up for it HERE!

söndag 12 april 2015

We have a winner!

I'm sorry this post is a bit late, but I've been on Nana duty all weekend. That means I had a great helper as we was drawing a winner in the Snenesserally.


                                                    And the winner is

Gunilla - if you send me your address I'll send the fabrics to you and you can make your own Snenesse.

If you want to see the other bags that has been made in the rally - go HERE

söndag 5 april 2015

FNwF and Snenesserally

Friday night Cheryll hosted FNwF and I sewed along with a bunch of cyberfriends. Thanks Cheryll for organising us all! Go HERE to see what everyone else was doing.

I was working on the Modern Millie quilt I started when taking a workshop for the talented Diane last Saturday. The quilt is from the book Contemporary Curved Quilts.
This is how the block looks like.
About the Snenesserally: Snenesse is just the name of the bag and the rally is a giveaway going on in Sweden. I won it from Tankar om tyg and now it's my turn to have a giveaway and pick a winner who get these fabrics and the pattern in Swedish, so I'm sorry but this giveaway is only for Swedish peeps.
Make a comment on this post if you'd like to win the fabric and make your own Snenesse, then you have to follow the rules and fill up with fabric and have a giveaway on your own blog. I'll pick a winner on this coming Friday night.

By the way, this is what my Snenesse looks like and these were the fabrics I won.

måndag 23 mars 2015

FNSI and "Snenesse"

Just a quick note to let you all know that I did some sewing on Friday night at the FNSI hosted by the wonderful Wendy, Thanks Wendy!
I finished this "Snenesse" I started at the retreat last weekend.
It turned out very nice!
In my next post I will tell you a little about both the "snenesse" and the retreat.
These two were the highlight of this gloomy and cold day today! I have seen cranes for about 3 weeks but haven't had a chance to take a photo before.