I've had a nasty virus with a very bad coughing, so I have had no energy at all. No blogging and I haven't read any blogs either so have a lot to catch up on.
But last weekend I went with friends to Jylland, Denmark and had the best of trips for a long time! And now I hope the mojo is back.
The first thing we did in Denmark was to go up to "Grenen" it's up in the north where the two oceans Skagerakk and Kattegatt meets.
We were staying at a hotel in Aalborg and the next day we visited Garnudsalg, a very nice yarnshop.
and yes we all found some treasures
A lot of bags in the trunk!
And a pic of when we got back to Gothenburg by boat.
So now when I've got my mojo back I've signed up for the FNSI with Wendy and the other girls.
Before I end I want to show my blossoming plum tree.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 muchKate, I love it! And Thank you also to Chooky for organising another great swap!
In this swap I sent toCheryll, and here is the ornament I made for her, a Snowman
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