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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12 Thoughts on “Ages since I wrote a blogpost…

  1. So happy to see a blog post today. Here is hoping for a better future in your new home, better health and fun. Xxx

  2. wow you certainly have been busy…glad your Mum is on the mend…your little quilts look amazing. time flies with the kids, they grow up way too quick!

  3. Margreth on 4 July, 2017 at 13:15 said:

    You are a great woman!

  4. Raelene on 4 July, 2017 at 13:20 said:

    So lovely to see your name in my inbox…I love your work and am inspired by what you create. Winter has finally arrived in Perth, Western Australia….cold but not much rain yet. We are so used to good, and mostly very hot weather…so everyone complains when it becomes cold! Also, my poodles and our other older dog don’t like going outside for their comfort breaks! Way too spoilt!! I hope your dog recovers well, they are so special and such a big part of family life. Keep up with the pictures of Swedish life and your quilting …it’s always a pleasure to see and read, and know that there are many kindred spirits in the quilting world. Quilting is the best stress reliever I know, as well as gardening!! Keep well Stina, and enjoy each day…greetings from Australia…x

  5. Karin Borgman on 4 July, 2017 at 16:59 said:

    Ser på Molly, underbart att det läkt så fint!💕

  6. Melodee on 4 July, 2017 at 17:52 said:

    You have had way too many bumps in your road of life, wishing you a smooth ride going forward. I love your style of quilting, looking forward to your future posts.

  7. Lee Berchak on 4 July, 2017 at 18:34 said:

    Stina…thank you for the wonderful photos of your mom, your son, & Molly. They are all beautiful. I’m so sorry you have had recent problems, but hope all will be better from now on. We in southern California miss your blogs…..

  8. Life is so hard but I’m glad things are starting to get better for you and your family. All your makes are so beautiful. I love your style.

  9. Louise D on 4 July, 2017 at 23:09 said:

    Härligt STINA att höra och att se det fina du gör! Tiden gå, VICTOR 18 år, GRATTIS!

  10. karenlogcabinquilter on 5 July, 2017 at 04:00 said:

    I am happy for you that your mother made a good recovery. And hard to believe your son turned 18. Will he be going to college?

  11. I am so happy to hear everything is going better. Take good care of yourself! Stress is hard on a body. I moved last year…it is hard! Your son is such a good looking young man! 18 already…. wow! When I ‘met’ you, he was only 8 or 9! Have a good week… glad to see you posting! And love your blocks! Very pretty!

  12. Neame on 5 August, 2017 at 11:58 said:

    lot of life happening there in stina-land. lot of stress-inducing events (even happy ones can feel stressful). keep on keeping on, you tower of strength. thank you for sharing!

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