Sorry for the delay…got interrupted by beautiful weather…and I needed to be out and enjoy the sun 😊


Stag Nation Quilt… happy to have this quilt delivered now…and with that I can share it too… I was so excited to deliver it I hadn’t time to get myself a quilt holder 😉 so the pics will have to do… but managed with a bit of creativity…

Early morning I set my goal to our little town square and took a few pics…

Like this picture…think the colours came out best here…

Bleeding hearts isn’t that a pretty flower? I do love the birds in the crown of the stag…

Found this little sitting bench in the shades… loved it… rustic but also pretty. Did try to hang the quilt in the lilacs too but was more sun there… so it was more challenging taking a good photo…

Happy I could stretch the quilt in the branches…had some hooks with me and the ever trusty safety pins 😉

And another close up …the beads do look good doesn’t they… :)

Background shining through a bit..but hey…that’s how it is and supposed to be…lol…

Decided to go back to another little park…the Daniel Solander park, yepp that Solander that sailed on the Endeavour and happens to be an ancient relative to me… a bit of history lesson 😉

The smell was heavenly at this park..the roses and the lilacs…had to sit in the sun for a wile just to enjoy!

Another close up…love the look of the sparkly crown …

And this pic will make me remember the lovely smell…and the gorgeous day I took photos in this beautiful little park. Flowers…they makes me happy! 

Walked on to my daughters house…took pictures on the way…but none really turned out great…took its time so daughter called and ask where I was…ooops…hmmm… 😉 I was the one telling her to get up early…lol..because I was coming by… 😉

But I think I was forgiven when coming with a gift… 😉 it’s always such a happy feeling giving a quilt away and to see the happiness when giving … and she got really happy…she even did go out in the woods with me trying to get a good photo of the quilt… let’s say the photos became so so…we were in way too much hurry…and there were ants too… 😉

Here she is…Petra… and her quilt Stag Nation in pink …:)

Cant wait to see it hang in her makeup room on her sparkly wallpaper when everything will be finished in there…shall try and take picture of it then… wish me luck 😉 

Happy summer to all of you…enjoy sunshine and rainbows … whatever that inspires you… be here and now and take care!


Over and out from me with a picture of my peaceful and wonderful balcony … one chair for Molly and one for me… 😉 Btw…do you see all the lovely flowers… they were a gift by the lovely couple Mr and Mrs Sherratt… happiness indeed!! So happy :)

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Loved the first issue of the Simply Moderne magazine that I bought 2015 in Birmingham, so I bought the second issue when it came out..only because of the front cover…because I knew that my daughter would love that quilt..it was even perfect with turquoise background ( her fav colour at the moment;) )

So when they moved to the house last year and she talked about making a special room for herself …a makeup and walk in closet room..I immediately thought of this quilt. But things got delayed for them and I had enough on my own plate. So the quilt was set on back burner…until this spring… when I asked Petra if she wanted a quilt for the room ( not at all obvious nowadays 😉 ) and when she said yes I told her I had a quilt in mind but wanted it to be a secret and asked what colours she preferred? And low and behold..she said PINK … huh… how did that happen?  :) But that suited me just fine..I was happy and obviously I had the right pink fabric for the background too…phew… 

So the day of the horrible terror attack in Stockholm I started cutting to keep my mind of worrying over my brother and his family caught up in all that happening. 

Tv was on the whole day…cutting like a fool…and thinking of my lovely daughter in her soon to be makeup room…

Say hello to Elsa… who had come to stay after Mums accident…and is now living with my daughter. She was supervising me in every little detail on this quilt… 😉 while Molly was snoring from the couch 😉 pattern was quite big so it needed to be worked with on the floor. Am starting to feel a bit old… 😉 phew

I decided to cut up my log cabins in quarters and puzzle the stag together …hate waste of fabric… 😉  Love that quote… think I need to work more with what I have …feel such a pleasure when I do just that. 

I did my breaks…sun loving as I am after the winter… enjoyed “fika” in the old church town whenever we could! And went back working on the quilt. I decided on to straight stitch the stag down…to make it more modern…and I also know this quilt won’t need washing that often …

Excited…Molly…obviously not 😉 

But I was…I decided to use three different variegated threads to give the quilt a bit of life. There were only little left on the spools so I spread the different threads evenly on the quilt, so it wouldn’t feel odd if the thread ran out…and I like the effect! Had my mum here with me and she reminded me not to sit too long… 😉 can easily happen when excited. 

Spring got closer and the first flowers started to show, we found new places with flowers me and Molly… and the quilt had to be packed down…because of the move. Here is Molly in her new home that she adapted as hers at once…she even wanted to go to bed in the new flat while we were cleaning out the old one. That’s a good sign :)

Spring continued…my favourite trees started to bloom and I could sit out on my balcony sewing down all the wonderful beads that my lovely friend and clever idea hatcher sent to bling up the quilt! Of course it should have beads and sparkle when in a makeup room :) And this I knew would be loved by my daughter… so a gazillion of beads were added..at least until I had enough of them 😉 

This will be it for tonight… next part will come soon… see you soon :) 

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Life took a turn none of us in my family thought would come… In March my mum got both a cerebral and a heart infarct, looking back with all the circumstances happening..happy ones and a bit of luck and a strong mother it have gone beyond good.  After a week they sent her home, the medical staff amazed and they couldn’t believe the happy outcome, they didn’t think she would make it when she came in. So today we are all so grateful for having her back…up and about …almost as she was before the strokes.

Mum stayed with me for weeks getting back to health, alternating between my brother and me while they made changes to their home … so it would be easier for her.  It was so great seeing her progress from day to day… from not being able to write to do crosswords easily…no balance to walk the stairs…it was amazing. Couldn’t be happier than this.

In all this I’m so grateful for my family, we stood strong and united and all gathered supporting each other…thankful for my family, and the strength we all could give.

At Easter, next accident happened..my sweet black lab Molly hurt herself on something and needed surgery… once again we were lucky that we were on our way home from Arjeplog and happily the vet was available on the way home… distances are our nemesis up here in the north of Sweden. Beware of ugly pics! 

After all that it was about to move place for me …I finally found a smaller flat… and I’m so happy that the move was the easiest one could have…just next door…I could move in my socks… 😉

Mum helped me pack and it gave her practise using her hands and arms..

The move went so smooth and I am now in my new flat… have been here a month and it have been a struggle with an inflammation in my neck and a total melt down with horrible headaches day and night … stress…yes for sure! Can’t handle stress anymore so it have just been to drop everything and just be…including having to see boxes of unpacked stuff!

Did sew before the move, knowing I wouldn’t have my sewing room in order for a while… so I’m happy I managed that!


Scandibee blocks made for Marica, Helene and Jackie…

Think I had my birthday too… 😉


Got beautiful gifts from friends and family, but all got forgotten with mums accident… you know who you are and you all know I LOVED every one of the gifts. So thankyou!


Started on new quilts and had the intention of making my own patterns…so that’s still to come..just need to get myself back on track…and I will… that I promise ! Temperature quilt, Do what you love, Basket blocks in a swap with Louise and my tulip quilt.


Started a quilt for my daughter Petra to have in her new makeup room… this quilt is now finished and shall have a blogpost of its own.


And hip hip hooray…Viktor turned 18 now in June…how now that even happened I don’t know…think it was just a while ago he was counting birthday wishes from different countries on my blog … 😉

That was an update from me with what’s been happening here in Stina land… back soon and big hugs to my readers out there!


See you soon…

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