to finally get my acts together and drive down to Östersund and visit Louise… all I can say is that I didn’t remember how far it was… 😉 phew… it took me 9 hours… 

Have feared driving because of my headaches… now it was time to test myself and just do it! And I did it!! Yay to me! 

Beautiful art by @parscaeli

Of course I got tense and got headaches but that was minor to my happiness of being with my beautiful friend Louise…

Had a lot to catch up on… sharing this and that under some quilts in her lovely garden watching her husband and son build on their new patio… 


Found some quilts that I have made at the house… that’s happiness…


Love her warm cosy friendly home filled with lovely quilts everywhere… this one brought lovely memories from a trip we made to Trondheim and took a class with Gail Pan and Leanne Beasley… how fun wasn’t that! Isn’t it gorgeous!


A work in progress… some Splendid Sampler blocks added with added blocks of her own ..and it’s a pink burst of joy!


Ain’t this one just it… a typical Louise quilt in her pinks and blues with a splash of yellow!


We also managed some sewing the first days… in between catching up, rest and the busy life in the Short family with visitors, visiting and sleeping over grand children and Louise’s care of her parents… this family does everything with the heart and fills me with such peace and love

July Scandibee blocks made by both me and Louise for May Kristin in Norway (@krispquilt) ….Lots of Flying Geese in a lovely colour way in greys and aqua.

Thanks for being all this to me Louise…

More to come in another blogpost … see you!

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Some of us hadn’t slept at all 😉 and worked on the quilt at home…
Christina with her fantastic quilt…
A quick “fika” and then we were on track again…sewing…sewing…and having so much fun!!
Anna-Greta working on her quilt in pink and blues…
And here is Vega with her fun variation…
And Maria working on another variation
The technique was creative, just set your mind free and try
fun different settings, there is always another way to see something…
and the quilts DID change during these two days…
from one shape to another, adding something else…because the quilt needed just that.
Really FUN!
Louise in her creative chaos making letters…
Krista demonstrating mitered corners on my quilt …
Fika time and some thankyou gifts from us to Krista…
We gave her a bracelet that is very common from around here,
but with a modern twist, a triple, braided pewter bracelet in lamb skin with a reindeer horn button.
The Sami people have made pewter wire bracelets for hundreds of years in the Sami culture.
Think it was the Sami that invented the spun pewter wire.
And she also got a tea towel from a local designer… :)
The last hours in class created a light frenzy among us…
SEW SEW SEW…
Some came as far as to quilting the quilt…
and some like me still fiddling with nothing and everything… :)
Got some mitered corners done anyway… 😉
Love the look when the improved strips meet in the corner.
And then all of a sudden it was time to end and to show what we had done…
Christina’s quilt layerd for quilting…do wonder what they discussed?
Paparazzi photo shoot of our work… 😉
From left to right…top
Stina, Anna-Greta, Vega and Maria’s quilts
From left to right…bottom
Marica, Louise and Gunillas quilts
Christina had to leave early so that’s why her quilt ain’t on the wall of fame! 😉
Ahhhh… I think we did good…didn’t we girls!!
And THANKYOU Krista
For the best class ever!
The last night at the cabin went too fast …
and all of a sudden it was morning and time to say goodbye…
Did remember to take a photo of my gorgeous gift from Krista
The “Stepping Stones Table Runner”
Love it!!
Girls!!!
Thankyou Marica, Louise and Krista for making this little mini holiday in the
cabin the best… filled with lots of laughter and happiness!
And again Krista
Thankyou for coming to my part of the world,
teaching us how to IMPROVE (pronounce: impråvve) 😉 our quilts
It’s been such a pleasure!
Btw…Krista do you still know how to pronounce
-SNYGG… 😉
Bye bye …see you !!!

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This was what I missed last year…
having time to go around and look at quilts…

take time to really look..not just take a photo and hurry on…

My favourite quilt made by Jo Avery “Buffer Wheel Quilt”
 
Lots to see of course..and I'm sure I missed lots…
Made some collages of my favourites…
Sorry can't name them all…
if someone recognises some persons art…
please let me know and I will add them…
 
So here you go… QUILTS… :)
Quilt made by Alison Robins and Krista Withers
“No yardage was harmed in the making of this quilt”
Quilt by Christine Jones
Quilt by Kate Dowty “Everything Connects”
Quilts by the fantastic Luke Haynes..and himself
Quilts by Gillian Travis
Scandinavian mittens and woolly jumpers…loved these quilts
Wendy, me and Shirley

Last day I also got to meet Wendy…
And her daughter Laura (behind camera)…
It was so nice to finally get a face to all the Instagram comments…
World sure have gone smaller with social media…
And for me…only good so far!
 
Sadly this was the end of the trip…
Early Monday morning we were on our way home…
With a little bit of excitement …
No taxis arriving early morning…5 minutes to spare arriving coach station
Fire alarm at Gatwick …had to clear building…
Arriving Kallax airport I had no suitcase …
With all my shopping!!
 
Happily my loot came by taxi early Tuesday morning!! :)
 
 

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