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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Yes.. I signed up for another year with my lovely Scandibee friends…almost dropped out …but decided..no I wanted to be in the bee this year too…it’s such a lovely group of sewing friends…and friends you need!

This year some have left and some new have come in..and I’m looking forward to sew for all and learn more about the new girls. 

Scandibee runs for twelve months, we are 11 quilters and one month free is from sewing…decided on December since it’s such a busy month. We are all queen bees one month each…when it’s your turn you present a block to the others. And then they sew for you…and this is the best part…just cashing in beautiful blocks when it’s your month…it sure is happy mail coming!

I signed up for January…thought I had a great idea…and sewed that block up…and realised..no I wanted to make that one myself in my specific Birmingham bought fabrics…(more of that one later)  Happy I had lots of blocks to chose from …and I think this block is even better for a bee… easy and fast to make and not too complicated…don’t let the block fool you…it’s challenging enough with its colour and variation. The gorgeous finished quilt and the tutorial for the 3/4 log cabin block can be found on Ara Jane’s blog.


I chose happy and bright …and solids …no low volume…huh…how shall this go… ? TIME FOR SOMETHING NEW! Yes! ❤️️The two blocks above are the blocks I sewed up for my bee friends as a reference. 

And then the magic started to happen…blocks started to come…

First to come was from Annika in Sweden….who sent three, (top right is mine) since she had a little hick up with one…and I’m happy she sent it..cause I love it…it shall be used with happiness…gorgeous colours chosen!

Next to come was from Helene in Denmark… it’s the top left and bottom left…and she added a bit more yellow and blues…and I so love how it’s transforming..

And then these beauties came…to the left it’s blocks from Karen in Denmark and to the right blocks from Ruth in Sweden…and they are just as amazing as the others…love the different sizes ..makes the quilt look interesting.

It’s quite exciting to bee in a bee like this and letting go of the control…it’s hard…I’m a colour freak and I change pieces all the time..does that one fit there…hmm…no I change to that one…how about that one? Hmmm…and so it continues…it’s a long process… and that’s the part in making a quilt that I love most… and so to this …learning to let go… and be in the hands of others…and to see a quilt come to life…not as you had imagined before your eyes…and not too far either…its magic! And FUN.. and a good experience! You learn a lot! 


And then it came blocks from Mariana in Spain…that added a bit of sunshiny orange to the quilt (her blocks are top right and top left) … and look at this…it’s love! ❤️

Am waiting for the rest of the blocks to come..and can’t wait for them to come…only a few left now… this will be a happy Scandibee quilt to put together!! 

Otherwise January have been a really tough month with lots of headaches ( three weeks in a row ) hope I found out the solution of that…let’s hope so…have had some days off now and am sewing again…  ❤️️…take care out there! 

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But first… Hope you all have had a wonderful Christmas!! ?

I had a lovely time..not the way we had planned it to be…a walk down memory lane celebrating Christmas in Grannies house with all of the clan… didn’t happen…a stomach flu stopped that…so next Christmas we will try again…☺️ this Christmas was spent at my daughters new house and with my children. ?❤️️?

This year have just passed, can’t figure out how, and am realising it’s soon 2017… and I long for that. Can’t wait for 2016 to end, it have had it moments and I see the light…so I’m welcoming a new year! ☺️

Talking about years… Scandibee year…? my second year with this fantastic group of lovely quilters has come to an end and I have not posted pictures of all the lovely blocks made within this group.

Made a collage of the blocks I have sewn this year…so many fun and different blocks to try out…thankyou for keeping me sewing this year ladies!


From left top to bottom right:

January: Black and blue half log cabin blocks … my blocks

February: Kaleidoscope blocks … Ruth’s blocks. You can find a tutorial for the block here

March: Four Stars …Karen’s blocks

April: Four crosses (instead of five) …Hanne’s blocks. You can find the tutorial here

May: Herringbone …Belinda’s blocks. You can find the tutorial here

June:Pebbles… Nina’s blocks

July: Broken star … Annika’s blocks

August: Card trick…Maja’s blocks. You can find the tutorial here

September: String X…Louise’s blocks. You can find the tutorial here

October: Checker…Marica’s blocks. You can find the tutorial here

November: Mini Churn dashes…Sigrun’s blocks

December: Modern block…Jenny’s blocks

What a fun year…and guess what we will run this another year…so here we go Scandibee 2017, and I’m sure it will be as much fun as this year have been.

Now to sew my blocks together though…☺️☺️☺️

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