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, 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, 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—
 
Family, Gifts, My quilts, Quilts

Snöfrid’s quilt…

Finally got the photos out of the camera…so here you go…
I decided on a pattern with crosses and o’s
(hugs and kisses)
I used “Speck” by Miss Rosie’s Co
from the Little Bites collection
I used larger corner squares in the pattern though…
I wanted to maximise what I could get out of the 2 1/2″
squares I worked with…

Close up on a little square…
Do you see the snowflakes…:0)
I’m always amazed at how different the snowflakes are…

Here is another funny picture…
Do you see the doves on the lamp post…;0)
A lot of powder snow this day..and cold

The whole quilt…
And a little label for the cutie pie…
…From Auntie Stina…to Snöfrid
(Btw…directly translated Snöfrid is Snow peace/peaceful…)
Found a lovely flannel for the back…
In stash..:0)
Ain’t it nice finding such treasures…:0)

Late last night I got a photo of the main person

Snöfrid
and the quilt…
She is gaining weight right now…
seems like the feeding diet have done good results!!!
Way to go girl…
 
Love from me…see you soon…

—XOX—