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


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


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


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.

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....

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

måndag 12 januari 2015

Friday night

As I told you it was FNwF and I did some knitting on my Ursula cardigan by Kate Davies. I don't know why but it has turned into a UFO because I haven't worked on it since August!
Thanks Cheryll for having us all over! Do you want  to see what everyone was working on, go check it out HERE.
Before that I went to the stable. I have to show you a photo of Misty, she really enjoys her bite of apple. Do you see her tongue? She can be like that for a long time, sucking on the apple like a baby taking the bottle, and she makes that sound too!

fredag 9 januari 2015

Gorgeous gifts and FNwF!

I told you I had got a parcel from the lovely Cheryll, the best swap mama ever, and here it is!
I got it because I missed out on the Mini I was supposed to get from someone that didn't send it or replied to the emails from me or Cheryll. I just hope nothing has happened to her!
Back to the gifts. The Mini is perfect, just what I like, a day at the beach in Summer. A beautiful calender for the new year with a different bird for every month and a fabric with cockatoos on it. I love birds you know!
Thank you so much Cheryll, I love it all!

And tonight Cheryll is hosting FNwF, go HERE if you want to read about it and maybe even sign up for it!

onsdag 24 december 2014

Merry Christmas

to all my family and friends out there!