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, 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, 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—
 
Birthday, Friends, Friendship, Gift, Louise, Quilts

Surprise!!!!!

Sorry to have held you curious for soooo long…
Took a little bit longer than I thought to write this post….
Well…WHO WAS IT???
My mysterious guest….
It was LOUISE
My best best sewing friend from Östersund….
BIG SMILE!!!
Happy happy surprise
No wonder everyone have been going around
with a smile knowing this but me…
Louise came Friday night…
and she had the most wonderful gift with her….or two…:0)
Yepp…she brought something pink!!!
5 metres of the most perfect pink and white dotty fabric
for my windows….:0)
She had heard my troubles with getting pink curtains…
all I had was too brownish… Not good…
So this autumn I will have new lovely pink curtains…woohoo!!!:0)
Drum roll…here it comes…
my gift from Louise…drum roll….:0)
My name…:0)
Some low volume sheep…:0)
More low volume…
look at the pieced strip…a la Louise…:0)
Some flowers in pretty colours…
A vase
A quilt…yes a quilt
oh my goodness…
an absolutely wonderful Stina quilt…
Just for me!!! :0)

Louise…I love it so much…
and seeing every day…on my wall…
makes me smile
Someday I will take it down…
and wrap myself in some quilty love!

Thankyou dear dear friend!!

And Louise also had another gift…
She said she would stay 4 days…
Happy happy days!!

What a lovely surprise…:0)

Hmmm…and now they say another long distance guest
will arrive for the party…huh???
Who will that be????

This is fun…:0))

Hope next post won’t take me that long to write!!!

—XOX—
 
Birthday, Family, Flowers, Friends, Friendship, Gifts

Pink party…

So it is…
50 I am…;0)
Must confess I don’t mind having my birthday
had no paranoia turning one year older…
And having a birthday like this one… How can you not like it!!!
My dear dear family planned a little party for me…
Surprise party…with a theme:
PINK..:0)
So the home had to transform with pink little things…
and outfits for everyone with a little pink somewhere…
this I knew…not what was going to be served or who was coming…
Oh my…:0)
Turned 50 on the 13th…
and the party was on planned to the weekend after..
So we saved the celebrations for Saturday…
But some gifts and flowers I got on the 13th…:0)
Flowers from Lars, Viktor and Molly…:0)
A Think Pink box…
filled with the most luxurious spa products
from Lush…and PINK..:0)
Lovely lovely scented
long to take a long warm bath…:0)
thankyou dear dear Lars, Viktor and Molly!!!

Late at evening I got an most surprising packet from Great Britain
…from who…
Oh yes…the one and only
…Shirley…
Who has the blog Stitcherydo
And this packet was filled with the most wonderful PINK things…
Late evening photos…of the pink goodness…
A bag filled with…PINK…:0)
Lovely lovely White Chocolat covered Raspberries
Tasted heavenly!! Mmmmm!
How in the world did she know that my favourite berry
is just Raspberries…??
Beautifully wrapped package…
With this inside… Ahhhhh….so beautiful
This lady has so much workmanship and creativity
in her that I’m amazed…
everything done with perfect little stitches
and lovely colour choices …
Look at this purse….
ain’t it magnificent…I love it ….
will use it for something special…
Will show more photos later…daylight ones…
Package also had more pink loveliness inside…
soft pink yarncrochet hook…with light…
perfect for dark and dusky days…
and a pink button…:0) that she used so creatively on the package!!!
I’m so so happy and overwhelmed by all this…
Shirley…love to you!!

Pink boost that was what I got…
Operation PINK continued for the next days…
Daughters preparing and whispering…smiled a lot…and blinked at me…
Hmmm….wonder what they had in mind…:0)
Oh how I wanted to know!!!

Found out that one person was coming the day before the party…
BUT WHO????
Who??? By air…????
Back with news …soon…promise…:0)

—XOX—
 
Christmas, Friends, Gifts

The New Year…

The New Year at my place was a very calm and easygoing family night…

we did lit some Khom Loys and sent away some gremlins or if it was goblins

on a journey without a destination and as Viktor said…

hope no one gets them…

Don’t worry I said…once up in space they get out of air and vanish!!:0)

Felt good!!!


We ate good food and dessert

played games and looked at all the fireworks…

wow is all I can say…

having spent the last years at my parents place

I didn’t know how much fireworks there were to look

at right here in my little village…

Pretty!

Molly wasn’t bothered a bit with all the noise…happy for that!

Wished us all a very Happy New Year

and after that we were ready for bed!!:0)


Have been thinking of what kind of word that would be good

for me to follow this year and it is:

no other than just ME think it will be ok.

And with this I want to wish you all

a very C R E A T I V E and Happy New 2013!!!


Want to show some other gifts I got from my friend Åsa

…happy to have my lovely friends thinking of me

and giving me such lovely things!

Got this wonderful stack of tins

promise they will be filled with something nice…

either it’s from the kitchen or from the sewing room…:0)

and isn’t this a most wonderful little pincushion!!!

Love it!

And to top everything she made me a framed stitchery

with a lovely saying!

Thankyou so much Åsa …