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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Isn’t if fun when an idea just gets at you and you HAVE to do it…
 
Just because of three little words…
BUT FIRST TEA…
This quilt just was in my head one morning and I knew I had to make it for my
brother Anders when he turned 50…
One question I’m always asking myself…
why do ideas come when there is soooo little time left for a deadline???
 
So this quilt was done in just a few days…
It was so much fun just playing with my scraps and taking inspiration from
Tonya Riccucis book Word Play Quilts… Lovely book by the way!!
So out with the scraps and now some fun playing began…
Adding this and that to black strips and cut when it was needed…
FUN FUN FUN!
 
And smiling to myself when sewing…
Knowing my brother would smile seeing this one…
We both love tea… But HE LOVES TEA…and he KNOWS his tea…
The right minutes..the right temperature…the special blends…
different teacups…and teapots… Phew..
Tea is a way of living in my brothers life… Right Anders?
Quilted this with rectangles… No thinking here…Just did it!
 
So no wonder this one went together in no time!!
And I actually had some leftover time before the big party!!
No last sewing in the car…or loose ends to finish after the gift was received…
…but first TEA

We spent some lovely time with family and friends celebrating his birthday …
It was so nice to have us all together…with lovely food and laughter!
Family pictures taken from “granny’s house” and the evening…

Thank you brother for arranging this for us all…I had a lovely time..
hope you had too…and it was a pleasure making something for you!
Crappy picture …but in all excitement and the laughing it got blurry…
But I love seeing him smile…
See you... :)
 

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Half ways into this little quilt along…
Next theme were to share a moment with me and my mom/dad
 
For some reason I always connect two colours
when thinking of my mother and my dad…
and those colours are blue and green
Not really sure what it stands for but I think it's
the love for the nature and all living things
My father have worked with the forest, and farming
My mother have always had a love for animals
so maybe it's one of the reasons…
also knowing that they do love those colours….
 
So what I did… Since we were to use two prints,
same hue but different tone..and scraps…
I found a blue green that had some small leaves on…
So it became a salut to all living things that we all hold very dear…
And a mix of blue and green… 😉
Block # 9
A moment with me and mom and dad…
 
And picture of my mom and my girls when little feeding a reindeer calf… :)
 
Block # 10
Were to share a moment with either kids/nieces/nephew/friends children…
 
And looking through the scrapbin…
I found a print with a bicycle on…
and this is definitely a moment I have both enjoyed and feared with all my kids…
to learn them to bike
All the laughter and all the crying and mending knees and elbows…
and to see the happiness when they bike on their own
that is happiness!!
 
Found some old photos from a biking trip we did with Petra and Linda
We biked around Siljan in Dalarna, Sweden
this was so much fun…both in sunshine and in pouring rain!!
 
And Viktor sure needed a little photo too…
didn't find one biking but bathing
and that sure is a lot of fun too… 😉
 
See you…
 

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