What a summer we have had…it beats everything…it’s like being abroad…on a vacation by the Mediterranean Sea! Can’t even remember having had temps below 20 C (actually 25C)…and this is VERY VERY unusual… can’t complain on not having enough sun this summer 😜

But first…had one more cute little finish I quite quickly made to my surprise! Got this Toy Ball 2 Trio pattern by Lina’s Patchwork from Shirley.

Stella is now gripping for things so I made a little gift for her on her 4 months day.

Scraps I have lots, so it was an easy pick for Stella that loves orange (right now 😍)

Hand sewing …how I have missed you! It was so much fun…and having my sweetest companion close as usual..I sewed these little pieces together quickly!

Voila! A little little CUTE ball!! I’m quite proud of myself..actually 😜

Stella 4 months…already…and when writing this…she’s on to her 5 month…it’s crazy how quick time flies!Summer..yes…how I have enjoyed my balcony life…these are som pics from Instagram showing our incredible summer and some sweet memories.

Reading, both day and night (thanks to our light nights), the warm days and warm nights (can’t remember sitting outside so late and not freeze), crochet and sweet family times with game night playing outside and cuddling with Stella. Just incredible! I have enjoyed it, know there are downsides with all the fires and other horrible things happening. But in my little space on earth ..it have been good. Even headaches have been away!

Lavender and Geraniums…💗💗💗 …happiness!

And this little cutie! Even more happiness…💗I even had myself a glass of wine this summer! Was ages ago! So cheerio…

see you soon!

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I got the loveliest pincushion from my swap partner
Karen Sofie in Denmark…
She had read me very well trying to find out what I liked …
A soft palette, pretty fabrics ( look at that strawberry) and the hexagons…
 
Well I have never made a hexagon quilt…YET… But I so love them…
and I had them on my inspiration board I sent for her to be inspired by.
 
The quilting on it is fantastic…and a fun one!
And it's two sided… So so clever…
Love the modern Christmas tree on the other side!
I am so so happy for my pincushion…
Karen's handiwork is brilliant!
 
Have used it every time I sew!
Thankyou Karen!
 

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Some quilts just talk to you at once…
and so did this quilt…
pattern is by Lucy Carson Kingwell…
and the quilt I'm talking about is
“Smitten”
 
I ordered templates for easier cutting and decided to machine piece
this one instead of hand piecing it…
just because I wanted to see if I could! And I did!
 
Early on I had envisioned this one with low volume fabrics…
so it was an easy choice to start…
and I was intrigued by how fun it was to sew the blocks and to fussy cut them…
even if I had trouble at start with making holes in my fabrics!!
 
I just had to make another block and then another block…
trying different fabrics and colours…
Pure fun ….from start to a finished top…then it took stop…
 
Couldn't decide on how to quilt this one …
and put it aside for inspiration to struck…and are still waiting!
Guess it will come…it usually does!
 
In the mean time I can enjoy looking at my top! 😉
 

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