Birthday, Family, Friends, Gifts, Louise

A dream come true…:0) please HELP…:0)

Did I tell you that I love my family and friends
If I haven’t …I’ll do it again…
LOVE YOU!!!!

Why do I need your help in all this then…
read on and please share what ever you know!!:0)

I got firewood!!!:0)
WHAT!!
Yepp…I got firewood…:0)
Aha…a puzzle fit for a 50 year old…
not that many pieces…lol…
Holy macaroni!!!
Crazy crazy family and friends….
I am going on a paid vacation!!!!!
Oh yes I am…:0)))

Isn’t this the most wonderful gift so say!!

THANKYOU THANKYOU….

AND THANKYOU!!!:0)

I am so so happy for it…
and have just recently taken all this in…

And there is more to it…
I will have a travelling companion
LOUISE!!!:0))))

So friends out there!!!
This is why I need your help!!!

I want to go somewhere “QUILTY” of course…
but the world is big…

So friends…
please share the news on fun things going on
at your place in the world…

Because STINAand Louise
are going on a TRIP!!!

If someone doesn’t want to write here on the blog…
Email me at
kviltstina at gmail dot com
Love always!!!

Btw…
Do you see me smiling
and maybe doing a little happy dance…:0))

—XOX—
Birthday, Family, Gifts

Gifts from family …

Back again with more gifts…

Lovely lovely family made me a photo album
with photos from my childhood and until today…
Wasn’t too big at this time…in 1963…:0)
look at those little bootees…wonder who made them…:0)
Inside the album…
my family had left me lots of wonderful greetings
and it all became very emotional…
cried some but laughed a lot too…
Lucia
with a pretty crown made out of straw…
Here I am with my brother Anders
I remembering him putting the candle to close
to his hair once…ouachhhh!!!

Won’t show the last photo….
smile…
they added a photomontage of me probably 80 years old…:0))

It was REALLY wonderful getting this one
thanks to especially my dear daughters and Jimmy
who had put all this together…
More tea
from Anders and his family…
rose tea in an absolutely wonderful pink tin!!
And this absolutely heavenly scented package
came from France
where my cousin Eve lives with her family…
Once visiting there…
I had them to stop at every spot I could find
where I could smell the lavender
Mmmmmmm
easily dreaming my self away with that scent!

Eve…thanks for remembering
and to add those lovely lavender fabrics
Also remembering me hunting patchwork stores
while visiting her…
had looked out a shop in Lyon
and when getting there…hah..
they had closed to celebrate the 14th of July…;0)))

Have one last gift to show you…
and dear dear friends…now I will need your help
So hang on … wait for the next post!!

Love…

—XOX—
 
Birthday, Fabrics, Friends, Friendship, Gifts

More gifts…from friends …

Wow…three post in a day…lol…
More gifts coming….
This time from my lovely friends from former work
They came with a huge pink bundle
filled with lots of pink recycled things…:0))
An Easter egg filled with
buttonsribbons and pink threads
Lovely old laces…handmade…treasures!!!
A pink and lovely bundle…filled with
all sorts of things
It was super fun to receive all this!!
Maria and Tommy also gave me…
a pretty note book and colourful pencils
so I can fill it with new ideas
And while thinking of new ideas….
why not brew myself a nice cup of tea….
With these new to me tea brand…
Kusmi tea
Maria sure thought of everything…;0)
tea and ideas…:0)

Thankyou dear dear friends…

Love to you!!!

—XOX—
 
Birthday, Friends, Friendship, Gifts, Louise, Marica, Quilts

My gifts…friends…

I’m saying it again…
WHAT A PARTY!!!:0)
So it is…
I’m so thankful for my wonderful friends
Real life friends…cyber friends…
they all are meaningful and so very special …
Makes life complete…
Here are the GIFTS from my friends…
First up was from my lovely super talented friend Shirley
…Loveliest house bag ever …Chocolatyarn
crochet hook…pink button
This gorgeous quilt made by dearest Louise
speechless…
Prettiest knitted wrist warmers….
with lots of pearls…
from my dear friend Britt-Inger in Östersund …
Barbro and Alf gave me a pretty GreenGate
tea towel and sugar shaker….
a little bird had told them I love GreenGate …:0)
My super talented friend Åsa
made me this lovely bag….
Full of prettiness…just adorable
Have used it every day now…:0)
Beautiful pins from sweet Marica and her dear family…
…and a lovely pink tea towel
matches in a pretty box…
and a pretty white candlestick
the pink candy I have eaten up…;0)))
…and this lovely lovely pink and orange
leather bracelet
made with tin wire
have wished for a bracelet like this for years…
LOVE IT!!!

Well I think I have to stop here…to much photos…:0))
Promise just a few more from friends and family..;0)


Finally I want to thank everyone
that gave me theese lovely and thoughtful gifts…
They are very much loved

THANKYOU!!

—XOX—
 
 
Birthday, Family, Louise, Molly

…and the party kept going and going…

SURPRISE!!!!
Guess who stood on our doorstep the morning after…
This little cutie pie with all her brothers and parents
I do know I have a crazy brother…;0)
but I never thought they would come for a visit…
and especially not that early they came…
( around nine o’clock )

he must have milked the cows with the speed of lightning
and I don’t think I want to know how fast he drove
the 23 Swedish miles to our place…pheeww…
But I’m happy they came…
now I finally could see and hold baby
Snöfrid for the first time
Lovely hairdo this morning…:0)
Jarl, the oldest …
digging in on the best breakfast they had eaten…
cake and cupcakes…:0)
This is brother number two, Agnar
(Who loves pink…:0)
with his mother Anna in the background…
And the third guy Seved
who never stops talking…;0)
This is my youngest brother Gussar
the happy father of Snöfrid
The younger boys were so much more interested in Viktor playing…
than talking to us…:0)
The rest of us took turns in carrying baby Snöfrid…
Anders …:0) a proud uncle
And Louise
took the opportunity to cuddle some with the baby…
And back to the parents again…
This picture is kind of funny…
it looks like we have the baby hung in a rope…
but not…it’s the lamp…:0)
Even Molly found time to enjoy little Märtas visit…:0))

No more surprises…
but I must say…all of them …
have been the most lovely surprises!!

And to finally meet this little beautiful girl
It was wonderful…
Thanks brother and family!!!

Maybe we should do this all over again…lol…

Kind of sad when everyone was leaving…the guests…
mum and dad…
Anders to Stockholm …
Happy I still had Louise here for one day more…:0)

Love to all…and
thanks for stopping by…

—XOX—
 
Birthday, Gifts

Pink yumminess…

Mmmmmmmmmmm….:0)
This is what my girls and Jimmy had prepared
for the party!!!!
“Kärleksmums”
a Chocolat Cake with pink and white snowflake sprinkle …
The sweetest pink cupcakes
I had seen or eaten….
so pretty that we almost didn’t want to eat them up…
just almost…;0)
Different shades of pink…just lovely!!!
Ain’t they pretty???
You see the pink theme don’t you…;0)
These are Viktors favourites
Chocolat balls with pink sprinkle
and “filmrullar” filled with arrack…
Mmmmmmm…:0)
Big thankyou to the baking team!!!
Love you!!:0))

Found this lovely little sign on Pinterest …
Thought it was appropriate …:0)
So …isnt this a cake…or???
Oh My goodness
What a cake!!!

If you remember when I had my exhibition at Nordanå, Skellefteå
I shared the place with a fantastic person …
Guy Nordström who had the most lovely woven tablecloths and curtains…
he is a man with a LOT of strings on his bow…
he has also been a pastry chef…:0))
And he came with this fantastic cake
with three layers….:0)
Dark chocolate mousse
with blueberry jam ….Mmmmmmm….
Pink marzipan
with black currant jam…
absolutely heavenly good!!!
And on top a whipped cream cake
…this one I missed out on completely… ;0)
Love the marzipan roses
remembering that my brother Anders and I used to fight over these!!! :0)
Now Viktor takes them…lol
What a party cake
and I promise you…
it was more than good!!!

Hope you’re not fed up with all about my party…
I so enjoyed all this and it’s a wonderful way
to remember it all once again on the blog…
and better up…saved for the future…

Back with more…

—XOX—
 
Birthday, Family, Flowers, Friends, Friendship, Louise, My home

Party day … morning…

While we still had our beauty sleep …;0)))
somebody started the flight to the north of Sweden…
We had breakfast…dressed up in pink
ALL OF US…:0)
And started to prepare for the party…
Louise had filled her suitcase with pink/white dotty tablecloths
and a pink serving tray

(also a stroke of genius of Petra to involve Louise in some PINK..:0)…no problem was Louise answer to Petras questions about PINK..;0)
First guests to arrive was my Mum and Dad…:0))
and the puppy “Märta”
(They started early in the morning driving for 2 1/2 hours)
Brother Gussar was kind to do the milking of the cows for them…
Thanks brother!
Dear dear mother of mine…and Märta…
( notice the pink scarf..:0)

A knock on the door!!!
And the long way distance guest arrived…
My brother Anders from Stockholm…
Big smile!!!!
(totally fooled here …
never ever thought he would come since we were to meet at Easter…)
Such a wonderful surprise!!!!
And dressed up for a pink party with a pink shirt
and hot pink socks…LOVELY!!!
Anders and my dear Dad caught in conversation…
Really would have loved seeing Dad in some pink..
but I guess the limit was reached…
he said he came with pink skin…:0)))
And it works for me…:0)
Louise continued with preparations…
(See how fast her hands moves…:0)
Nice to have parties like this so my old china comes forward…
Inherited this from my dads aunt Irene…
pink and grey Royal Tuscan china from England
It’s so thin and just beautiful…
tea tastes so good in them…
when I feel luxurious I use them and enjoys my tea even more…:0)
Pretty pink tulips from Mum and Dad…
Viktor ( with a little pink in his T-shirt)
…raised a hand to take care of Märta…
Dear daughters of mine and Jimmy came…
miraculous they seem to have succeeded
to not be on any close up photos… Bummer!!!
But photos of what they came with…lots!!!:0)
show on next post…promise…:0)

Lars had prepared some lunch which we ate before
the other guests came…
Salmon fish soup/casserole ….Mmmmm….

Satisfied and happy we could just wait for the guests…:0)

—XOX—