onsdag 1 oktober 2014

The last of September


I know I haven't been very active in my blogging, but at least I'm working on things!

I've knitted a mystery by Torirot. I knew it would be mittens and they turned out great! I finished them today on the last day of September, and where did this month go I wonder.










And when I was invited to a birthday party to J I had to come up with a present.... and it seems like a bottle bag with a bottle of wine is a winning concept so that's what I gave him.


I know it is now October but I started this post nearly an hour ago, the photos gave me a hard time before I could get them where I wanted.
I still count them as September finishes.  :)






söndag 7 september 2014

Oh yes -

I'm back
after a long unintentional blog break because of the summer. It's been a very warm, nice and sunny summer. I've been outside as much as possible.
But this Friday I spent with Cheryll and lots of other friends because it was FNWF hosted by Cheryll. Go pay her a visit HERE and check out what all the others were doing!

This year I've become a bonus Nanna to the most wonderful little guy and my DD asked if I could make him an Advent calender and of course I will, so got ahead and ordered one and luckily it was in the mail on Thursday.

Here he is getting a big kiss by the dog!


So I started right away on Friday - I do hope it will be finished before December - this is what I accomplished Friday night.
At least I did square it up so it is a bit easier to see where the different stitches is supposed to be.

måndag 21 juli 2014

FNSI

A few weeks ago I signed up for the 2014 Designer Mystery BOM over at Fat Quarter's. I think I got hold of the very last one, and now I've got the first 2 blocks. I love the fabrics!
That was what my intention was to sew on for FNSI organised by Wendy. Go check out what everyone else was working on HERE.
The weather was too nice to be getting inside, and suddenly the phone rings and I'm invited to a barbeque. Well, what would you have done? I went to the barbeque!
Saturday morning I started cutting the fabrics but I'm sorry to say I haven't sewn a stitch. I've spent all weekend in the lake (could have) taking long swims and spent the rest of the time outside. Actually doing some knitting before it got too warm.
I have had the best of weekends and only have one more week to work before my holiday. Yay!

måndag 14 juli 2014

Summer!

This last week it has really been summer with temperatures up to 30 deg. and sun all day long!
As you may know I'm in the 12 inch Mini club hosted by Cheryll, and the theme now was summer. I sent to Florence and she has received it and tells me she loves it, lucky for me!
This is what was in the package.
Now I'm waiting for mine to arrive, excited to see who it is from!

lördag 12 juli 2014

A week late

I was supposed to post this a week ago but I'm having BIG issues with my computer. This is the first time it really starts when I try to switch it on. I guess I have to get a new one!
And I needed to write a post about the FNwF I joined in last friday night. Thanks Cheryll for organizing us all!
I started the night with making another bottle bag to give to a friend on her birthday. It was well received!




For the rest of the night I was working on two 12" blocks for a swap with Kerry in the QBSA.
You just get to see a sneak peek of them, I don't want to spoil the surprise for  Kerry. It's the Scrapbagger and Goose creek block.

















And last a photo of my Honeysuckle, it smells divine!



tisdag 1 juli 2014

Where did June go?

I don't understand where the time flies?
It's the first and then it's the last day of the month again, nothing in the between it seems.
I'm knitting a lot but no photos yet, have to get a decent photographer to come and visit because when I ask my sons to do it they just snap a pic and wants to get on with whatever they are doing. Usually it's working on their cars so I don't want to be too close to them, avoiding to get any stains on my work. That's why I dont have anything knitted to show you.

But I was in a Mug Rug swap some time ago and was partnered with Michelle from the US. And boy was she spoiling me with theese beautiful mug rugs along with patterns, fabrics, needle case and a fridge magnet! Thank you so much Michelle I love it all!

This is what I sent to her, the two mug rugs, some fabrics with a ribbon and a pin cushion and a chocolate bar.

 Here you can see the pin cushion a bit better...... I think I need to make one for myself! Because the bird pin cushion I made for me flied away to live with my daughter.


söndag 22 juni 2014

FNSI

Friday night I joined Wendy with 63 others for a fun night with stitches! Go check out what all the others were doing HERE.
I finished this bag that I brought with me to the Midsummer festivity I've been to tonight, to give to the hostess with a bottle of wine in it. I'm so happy that she loved it!
Thanks Wendy for organising us all!


måndag 9 juni 2014

My FNwF!

Friday Night with Friends, hosted by Cheryll, was on again Friday night.
I didn't find my way to the sewing machine, the weather was much to nice to be inside! Instead I sat outside crocheting a tunic. I do wish it would be done by now because every row is the same.
But it's looking good so far even if this pile doesn't show it! The colour isn't right either, it's more pale blue towards denim instead of lilac.

söndag 4 maj 2014

My weekend!

I joined with Cheryll in the Friday Night with Friends but can't show anything because it is a secret for a mug rug swap I'm in. But pop over to see what everyone else was doing HERE!

I went to an opening of an exhibition for my second cousin Hanna. She is so talented and has been accepted to an art school in Florida, USA. And OF COURSE I forgot to take a photo of her standing beside her pictures. So I'm borrowing the pictures from her blog but now they were nicely framed. Here are my favourites
If you want to see them for yourself the gallery is at Svenska Tantens Trädgårdscafé and is open Friday - Sunday 11-17!

söndag 20 april 2014

FNSI

Friday night I joined Wendy along with 46 other ladies, go check out what they all did HERE.
I started the evening a bit late but still had time to finish this Birdie Pincushion.
I think it's quite cute and it is a free pattern from Sharon Holland Design and could be found HERE.

I hope your Eater is a relaxing one! We are having the nicest weather we have had for a long time, yesterday it felt almost like summer!

fredag 18 april 2014

Happy Easter!

I wish you all a safe and happy Easter with this mini I've made for my Mum!
It's almost the same as I did for Sue.
And tomorrow (tonight it is) is the FNSI over at Wendys, you could still pop over and sign up!

onsdag 16 april 2014

Easter swap!

Last week I received my Mini in the 12" Mini swap organised by our great swap Mama Cheryll.

It was from Florence in France and Oh my! how lovely it is!
Thank you so much Florence it's adorable!


I sent to Sue in Jersey, England. She told me she likes it so noone's happier than I!

So we're ready for Easter to come, are you?



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