Woke up to a crisp and cold morning…
And beautiful… Sun rising and a slight mist above the water…
Krista went out in her pajamas and took some pictures…
Caught her from the window… ­čśë
 
After breakfast the light was enough and we decided to take some photos…
 
of my large Plus Friends Quilt that we all have sewn on…
 
Can read more about the swap here
Krista in the background pointing on the lingonberries,
asking if she could eat them, of course we said…
but they were hard on the inside…
probably because they were so close to the water, and dried out from sun and wind.
 
Needed a picture of my finished Ultimate Equipment Tote and Patchwork Tote…
-Cheese… ­čśë
 
Think I matched my sewing stuff pretty good with my pink jacket… ­čśë
 
And a picture of Krista and the quilt we gave her…
The Mini Plus Friends Quilt
With the river in the background that are quilted on the quilt…
 
And now off for another class day with Krista… Day two… :)
 
So happy that Krista could see North of Sweden at its best…
It sure could have been gloomy and rainy weather.
 

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Wohoo.. Class day!
And another sunny day in the north of Sweden …
 
We started the class with some “fika”… Very essential in Sweden…
that was one word Krista learnt even before coming to Sweden…
think she will never forget it either… ­čśë
 
After fika…it was time to start…
Krista showed her fantastic quilts…a lot of inspiration.
Christmas pillow…
Remembering this one as a first love on Kristas Instagram …
“Light of May”
A future pillow… And another way to use her technique
“Temperature check” quilt on table
“Chess on the Steps”
 
 
Inspired …YES… :)
 
Sewing sewing, cutting…and putting together…and more cutting…
How fun isn't it to sew and cut!!
From left top to right bottom
Louise, Maria, Christina, Anna-Greta and Marica
My attempt to do something creative…
Couldn't just pass out my loved low volumes …they had to be used!
 
Krista came up with an idea for my quilt..and I instantly loved her suggestion…
mitered corners … :)
Great to learn one more technique!
We all had our ways to look at quilts…
Louise did the gymnastic one…
 
You get a very good perspective through the iPad…
and also great when you move around pieces
a lot to find out which version you like best!!
Striking as always in happy and bright Louise colours!
 
END OF DAY…
huh…how could that have happened…
Some were almost ready…
Definitely not me…
Too much fika?? ­čśë
 
Back to cabin for another girls night only…
Husband was very curious of Krista and told me…he was coming out to check on us…
But we didn't see him… ­čśë
 
Another fun evening…
Thanks girls…
Friends sure are the best…
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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After about 10 months or so…anyway a very long time…and a loooong wait
Krista Hennebury came for a visit and to teach her two day class
“Improve Under the Influence” to us.. Have I longed or have I longed … ­čśë
 
Thanks to Instagram and a comment that I would love taking her class
ended up with her coming here..totally fantastic!!!!
In ├ľjeby Church town
 
I live in a small town called ├ľjebyn,
situated where Pite├ą first was formed (urban formation 1621)
but after a big fire and the land elevation they moved Pite├ą to the coast.
 
├ľjebyn isn't big at all, I think around 5-6000 people live here…
We have our medevial old church town with cottages
from around early 1800, maybe earlier.
The cottages grew up around the church (first church was built around 1400)
and were used for overnight stays by mostly farmers,
that had a long distance to church and probably tough roads to travel.
These church weekends were a big happening
with the market, church and the court… And just to meet up with others.

And we also have “Pitepalt”, its a Swedish dish,
very local and are named from the town Pite├ą.
Palt is made from raw potatoes, wheat and barley flour,
salt and filled or not filled with chopped pork.
Then rolled into balls and boiled and is served with lingonberries and butter…
And a glas of milk to that… :)

After picking up Krista and Louise at the airport we headed for the
PALTZERIA…the only one in the world… To eat Palt….
Krista and her first Pitepalt

And I must say ..I think she must have been a Pite├ą citizen in her former life…
Two flat ones went down..and that is good..or maybe she was starving ­čśë
for Louise I wasn't worried…know she loves Palt!!

After that a walk around the church town …
We had beautiful sunny autumn weather…
So happy it didn't rain!
After that a quick visit at my home, out to the cabin with our things…
Met up with Marica and then a quick trip into Pite├ą
to mostly leave Molly at my daughters place…
And then back to the cabin…
Our cabin for three nights
We had a nice dinner with wine in our cosy cabin charing this and that…
How perfect wasn't it to practice to speak English
and we also had some fun trying to learn Krista som Swedish… :)
And we had gifts…it was like Christmas!!
Krista brought gifts and we had some…
maybe you can spy Kristas gifts for us…gorgeous double scissor keepers on the table…
So exited over our gifts…will show mine later…and we were so happy
to be able to surprise Krista with a little quilt
We had a lovely first evening that we ended with
to talk about our fabric choices for next days class!
 

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