This quilt have been finished a very long time ago…I have just had a hard time sharing it…it’s a lot of things…and lately it have been my procrastinating of making it as a pattern! But I guess I needed this time to let go of some brain ghosts…pattern is almost done… WOHOOO :) …a bit more testing and proof reading …How hard can some things be…phew!

Think it’s time to finally show it on the blog… so here is my “dO wHat YoU LoVe”…


Snowy photo shoot in Church Town in February 2017

With this quilt I wanted to make something for me that gave me a daily reminder that I actually can do what I love…to finally feel and bring back happiness to my sewing. The struggle with my health and the difficulties with sewing have been quite a journey. I won’t go in into details on what have caused all this mess…and have been going on for so many years. All I can say…it have been a journey of many things! Have felt for a long time that I needed to make my own peace and happiness…because not being able or allowing myself to sew…that is no happiness at all. With that said…I can say that this quilt means a lot to me..not just being pretty…because I think it’s that too. :)

Loved sewing on this one adding things I liked

I started on this quilt after Christmas sometime…had no real plan. I had played a lot with scraps and had lots of odd half square triangles in my scrap piles. So hmmm…what to do with them… some became butterflies…( which reminds me that I need to get back to them too) and some became hearts… and it was the sparkle I needed! Yay!

More scraps were added and finally I had a few blocks I felt could be done to something…very low volumes were used for the background…perfect setting for the words I had planned to add. It was a very fun process…so I sewed when headaches hadn’t me decked…some days I couldn’t sew at all…or weeks…had horrible stress to the body…don’t recommend stress to no one! Such a destroyer to life!

With the light returning… (YAY!!! Don’t like winters… no news to you who know me 😉 ) my quilt was finished and I was so happy for this quilt that was ME from first stitch to the last. Then mum got sick, more stress were added and then my move happened..the quilt was packed down …let’s say it wasn’t my priority at that time…then my life started to take a turn for the better…started to sleep a little bit better, could eat more things and with this stress reduced…the headaches eased a bit…That my friends are a lifesaver!! Summer came and I hung this quilt above my bed…Love seeing it every day and read and take in this message for me to live by.

Took it out photographing once more… wanted to share and write that the long overdue blog post…couldn’t post winter pics could I? 😉

When looking at this quilt I see that I have come back to things I so loved to make…details, stitchery and bits of fun things added.

Do love the label that I made…so happy to finally feel for something that I have made…makes me proud of how far I have come on my journey. Do feel stronger and can see that I have come further than I was two years ago. Yay to me!

I really wanted to try and make this quilt as a pattern…don’t we all need to be reminded to believe in ourselves and enjoy life…so please… don’t forget yourselves…do wHat You LoVe… life is too short to not to do what your heart desires. Never ever let someone take that away from you. I will for sure do my very best and do what I love..from now on!

Molly the observer in the background… 😉

Hah…and what happened…Summer did end way to quick..still procrastinated about this pattern making. When autumn arrived I felt…Stina you need to let go of this…it’s time to share what you love and it will make you whole again. And so it will be..pattern is almost finished…I will test Craftsy at a start…I’m just doing this for the fun and my love to share and create. Could it be so that I’m healing?

Well Hallelujah to that :) If not…I have had a better time in a long time…that feels so good 😊

So see you lovelies…with this picture I’m remembering the only day at the beach this summer..looking at my three brave family members taking a dip in the cold sea (they can be spotted far out as a trio 😉 ) what a lovely day to  💗…dO wHat YoU LoVe… 💗 that’s the way to do it…

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12 Thoughts on “dO wHat YoU LoVe…

  1. Hey Stina! Your quilt is GORGEOUS! Lovely to hear that you’re healing & creating. You have a special way of putting soft colours together & making them pop. Have fun writing the instructions … I’ve got three patterns I need to write & I keep putting it off. :0) Keep sewing & keep doing you love. Bear Hugs! KRIS xx

  2. LurlineGeoghegan on 5 November, 2017 at 15:05 said:

    Pretty, soft and lovely 😍 hoping more and more happiness and love comes your way!

  3. Christine Lockhart on 5 November, 2017 at 15:08 said:

    It is very important to make time to enjoy your sewing! Life is too short not to enjoy every day! I have always felt like quilting can heal anything! So happy for you that you were able to finish your treasured quilt and write the pattern! It is beautiful! Thanks for sharing your journey!

  4. You most definitely have come a long way on this healing process. Doing what you love is an essential part of it and the quilt is a beautiful reminder to everyone that life is short, make the

  5. aquilterstable on 5 November, 2017 at 17:03 said:

    What precious sentiments, and I love your little quilt!! So glad things are feeling better and brighter. Thanks for sharing!!

  6. Kelly P Meanix on 5 November, 2017 at 20:02 said:

    I love this quilt and can’t wait for the pattern! I want to make it too!!!

  7. Patty on 5 November, 2017 at 21:01 said:

    You make the most happy quilts Stina! I love this one too!! Keep healing and getting stronger! I always am happy to read what you have to say.

  8. Raelene Sharp on 5 November, 2017 at 22:04 said:

    Wow, you are so clever! I can’t wait to make my own. I really love your beautiful photography, especially the meadow of gorgeous flowers with Molly…our beloved pets give a real sense of time and place, not to mention love and domesticity! I love it!! In one of my quilt books, there is a chapter called,…The Rise of the Cult of Domesticity. How fabulous is that!
    Keep up the good feelings Stina, enjoy each moment and breathe out the other nonsense of life…!
    Warm regards Raelene

  9. I love it so much! Especially when I read what it means. I am so glad you fought to sew again! Sewing is joyful and fun! (Eventually, once you get over the block!)

  10. LOVE LOVE LOVE! This is Classic Stina — it’s SOOO YOU!!! I love the colors. The low volume. The quote. Everything!!!

  11. You are moving forward to your happy place in life. Hard won and time to celebrate that. Publishing your patterns (s) is a great way to mark this wonderful event. Happy for you, my friend. to hear from you... :)

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