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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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                                                    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.


fredag 13 mars 2015

Very late report from FNwF and Vrigstad

Thanks Cheryll for organising us all in FNwF!

I was at a knit retreat in Vrigstad and knitted amongst a lot of other ladies the whole weekend. Very relaxing, just had to be in time for every meal! I already long for the next time. Here's a photo of one corner.








And here's one from Sunday when Vasaloppet was going on and almost everyone was facing the telly.














I started and finished a hat, it feels great on my head but is way to warm to wear in this nice weather we're having at the moment.

And tomorrow I'm leaving for a quilt retreat this weekend.



I sure could get used to this retreat life I think!











söndag 1 mars 2015

SAL - February

I was a day late to report my February blocks in the SAL, but here they are, and I promise to do better in March.

Initial Heart Swap

I took part in the Initial Heart Swap organized by the lovely Cheryll.
I was to send to Andrea, and made her this felt heart. And enclosed the chocolate box called "with Love"
I received this gorgeous needles and hooks roll from Tracy! Thank you so much Tracy, it's just what I needed! It's funny, I've mad quite a few like this to give away but never one for me. Now I've got one and I love the fabric she used in it!


lördag 21 februari 2015

FNSI

Friday night I was sewing with Wendy and lots of other gals during the FNSI. Thank you Wendy for having us all over, the bikkies were great! Do go check out what everyone else was doing!

For Christmas I made my DM a cushion for her kitchen sofa, she liked it so much so I was going to make her another. It all went well, or so I thought, until I was going to sew the six disappering four patches together. SIGH! yes a very big sigh!
Do you see my mistake?
The two blocks on the left I had cut previously and I DID measure before I cut the rest of them, BUT not good enough obviously! So I stopped there and didn't even have any energy left for my knitting. I hope I have fabric enough to make four new ones.
This is the cushion I made for Mum before.

måndag 9 februari 2015

FNwF

Friday night I met with blogging friends in the cyber world, all THANKS to Cheryll!
Check out what everyone else was doing HERE!

I was working on a block for a friend in the QBSA. I won't show more because I want it to be at least a tiny bit of surprice. And I guess it will be because it turned out to be more than 13" so I have to make it again.

Today we've had the pleasure to see the sun and when I found a place away from the very cold wind I could feel the sun warming up my face. I guess there's hope of spring coming, at least the sun along with hard winds are melting the snow away.
Let's just hope we won't get any more snow this season!


lördag 31 januari 2015

One more day left of January!

I decided to make my stitchery into a mini, and am pleased with that. I do love these soft christmas colours!
I hate the shadow I get taking photos under the lamp!

Here are some Christmas gifts I haven't shown before.
2 handtowels for my mother
 and 2 cushions for my daughter


söndag 25 januari 2015

FNSI and SAL

Yesterday was FNSI with Wendy and all the girls in blogland. Thank you Wendy for organising us all.

I finished my Christmas stitchery which is the January work for the Stitch-A-Long I've joined this year. We're going to make the Natures Journey by Anni Downs. I hope I'll get my pattern next week! The stitchery is a free pattern by Anni Downs.
http://stitch-a-long.blogspot.com.au/

tisdag 13 januari 2015

Taking the pledge



I Carin will try my utmost...
 
·        To always swap on time.
·        To always email a THANK YOU to my partner.
·        To be considerate and thoughtful when choosing a gift.
·        To give my partner the quality of gift that I would like to receive.
·        To communicate when it’s required.
·        To NEVER over commit and let a partner down.
·        To advise the swap mama when I receive my gift.

This I sewomly pledge....

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If you want to know more about it and maybe take the pledge yourself go and check it out at Cherylls blog.