The secret is now out…😍 Early this summer I got contacted by the Norwegian quilt magazine “Quiltemagasinet” if I would like to contribute to the magazine…and it made me very happy.

After being “away” read not being able to create for a lot of years this meant a lot to me since it’s what I want to do… to make patterns, maybe a book (a dream of mine] and to share what I love…patchwork my way.

And this Happy happening took me by surprise… Of course I hadn’t something ready…isn’t it always so…so the thinking cap had to come on…quick! And my newly happy-in-life-being-a-mormor came in handy…another little quilt came to life…made for Stella…and in those colours I tried earlier…with grey and black.

I thought of X and O’s …in Swedish it is “Puss och Kram” and how many x and o’s doesn’t I give Stella when I see her…so that was my inspiration to this quilt.Lots of fun improvised x and o blocks with a bit of “stinafied” applique…💗I really like the fun and free way to sew these…Took photos in Church town …again… I just love these old buildings 💗I will make a pattern in English later, when the magazine isn’t selling this copy, probably around new year. Meanwhile the magazine can be bought either on Norwegian or Swedish…it’s number 4/2018 Quiltemagasinet What is it with baby feet… 💗

Stella circa 3 1/2 months at this picture, modelling on her new quilt…had real trouble keeping her eyes open..it was soooooo light outside…😜

And a label from mormor to Stella…made June 2018…I really like having the label at the front! But to be sure … I have written on the back as well…😜

And it wasn’t all..they made a lovely presentation of me in the magazine too…I felt happy after I’d read it…it felt like I’m on the mend …and that is happiness.

Sorry it’s on Swedish…wish you all could be able to read it…💗

So..that was my secret…nothing more exciting than a quilt…but for me it was though…and a quilt isn’t that exciting enough 😜… see you lovelies.

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Finally FINALLY…I finished my pattern of the “Happy Pincushion Organiser” … now I can take big big sigh of relief…have had it on my todo list for ages…but somehow I have managed to prolong this to the longest….ever!

And this needs to be celebrated..doesn’t it!!! Do I hear a YES…I hope so…😜

I will be giving a way one 8 pages PDF pattern with step by step instructions and lots of pictures here on my blog …and on Instagram I will be giving away two more patterns.

And as always..I LOVE hearing from you…you are the reason why I love to blog …so this time I’m very curious to know…

SCRAP LOVER or NOT… 😜😍

Easy Peasy… let me know in the comments and I will add you to the draw! And if you want to sign up for my newsletter…that is up to you….I wouldn’t dream of forcing you to sign up just for a giveaway…💗

Giveaway will be open until Sunday the 5 th Of August…somewhere until I go to bed! 😉

My Happy Pincushion Organiser is a most fun little Pincushion to make…I have made nine already..and I’m sure I will make lots more.

It started with these 4 ones… one for us all in our sewing group “Kreativa Tanter” …roughly translated to Creative Ladies… can’t find a word for our Swedish word “Tant”…an “older” lady, love having a cup of tea or coffee and fika and chatting with friends and at the same time doing something crafty! Anyone know if there is a word for that?

The pincushions made…one for Tant Gul 💛 (Yellow=Lilian),Tant Blå 💙 (Blue=Carola), Tant Rosa 💗 (Pink=Åsa) and Tant Grön 💚 (Green=Me)… how fun it was to give these away… ❤️

Then I made one for my lovely therapist Kicki…she was the sunshine on my winter days…so she needed one too🧡

Orange one for her… see how very scrap friendly this Pincushion is!

This spring I made two more…needed a lot of testing to do and also photos to take…

This one have now gotten a home with Louise…💗

And this one lives at the home of Shirley in England…💗

Here I took a pause in my pattern writing for some reason…phew…so I needed to dust my memory off so I made one more and almost finished the pattern..

Made with scraps that was on my cutting table from my lastest sewing…the secret one!

Here I changed a bit to the pattern…added that…and I also got a new idea…so I had to make another…😜 my latest one…and this one is now officially my favourite!

I added a holder for my sewing thread! Yay…now I can have it even more organised!I found the perfect button…this one have come all the way from Australia as a gift…and now it came to perfect use!

It’s the perfect size to sit on my sewing machine too… 💖

Hope you will love making one for you and lots for your friends…

Pattern can be bought at my Craftsy storeI appreciate every little buy …means more than you know!

And good luck in the draw! 💖💗💖

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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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