When I moved to my smaller flat it became more obvious than before to have my place and most of all my sewing STUFF better organised … than ever! Anyone recognising this delicate problem??  😉 Ha ha…I’m certain we all struggle with this. 

I had to get rid of both my dining table and my sewing table… so new ideas had to be hatched…IKEA my number one go to where you can find both practical and affordable furniture with clever functions was my solution.
Fabric storage I already had solved (read some of it… 😉 ) when moving from the house…but still needed to figure out on how to save more space, so we raised Viktors bed and put it on top of my fabric drawers…so he now sleeps on my gold…aka my fabrics :) that are neatly folded in the MALM drawers. 
I really like this…Its perfectly visual…I can see every fabric instantly and have my stash sorted in colours, solids and special fabrics…like Kaffe Fassett and my Birmingham loots 😉 

Might do the same with my bed…but for now I have projects, scraps and unwashed fabrics stored in sealed plastic boxes under my bed. Since I have a wider bed than Viktor it becomes a space under the bed thats not used clever at all…a black spot. With bed rollers on wheels I can use the whole space. And I also doesn’t need to build steps for Molly to come up in the bed… 😉 no space saver for sure!!

Way back in time I used my wonderful cupboard to store fabrics in…in the other flat I used it for books and stuff I didn’t know where to put 😉 does that happen to you? Sigh!! Knew I had to come up with a different solution in this flat…I thought of bookshelves near the ceiling… still pondering over that…might do this later on. 

I had a corner that wasn’t used especially clever… the modem was on the floor and a lot of cables that weren’t looking good… did find the BILLY book shelf on IKEA… a neat and just perfect size to squeeze into that corner…  perfect for all my quilting books!

Molly supervising my book organising…

And with this relocation I got a lot of shelves and compartments empty in my cupboard! Hallelujah moment! And even happier I got when I found plastic boxes that just fit the space perfect. These boxes now stores my precut strips!! Wohoo!

Don’t worry …those boxes will soon be filled…no problem…I promise… 😉



Love this little corner of my flat… 

Sewing table is a LINNMON tabletop with adjustable GERTON legs …and as storage underneath I have an ALEX drawer on wheels which I can draw out and use as my ironing station. Have plans to make an ironing board on top of the ALEX drawer..think it will be perfect.  Have to find a better chair..but for now a stool and my meditation pillow let’s me sit high enough to have my shoulders down.  Wish I could sink my machine into the sewing table…that would be a dream come true…but for now this will have to do.

Cutting table is also a LINNMON tabletop with OLOV adjustable legs…its lifesaving for me to have the table in the right height..need to save my neck and shoulders… I also found a clever note/storage board SKÅDIS  which now stores my cutting tools, scissors and rulers…and stuff 😉 

And a little peek into my tiny kitchen… love the coziness of it…

I also made a small designwall to have right at the cutting table..works great when designing blocks. My bigger design wall I have in Viktors room (a big thankyou to him for allowing that) … works great to have it a bit away from sewing table… I can also see it from the kitchen…so when a block is placed wrong I easily can go and change it!

So now it’s just to start sewing!! Phew!! Still have not solved my problems with sewing, but I’m getting there day by day… it’s time for me to be whole again and have all the fun I deserve…long for that. Feel that the move to this flat have made me good. Feel more at home here…So friends…sew and be happy…let no one take that away from you. Happy sewing! :)

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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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Today it’s the last day of 2016…will end that with the knowledge I can do a lot. Have stitched my bumps…and will continue on this Road to Recovery…more bumps will come ahead…but for now the uphill struggle is more of a challenge than a Mount Everest…and for that I’m grateful…❤️️


For me…I’m going to start fresh and let it be time to dream big…❤️️ …and a word that will follow me will be confidence!

It’s time to believe in myself and my powers…☺️ bring on the new year…2017…❤️️

HAPPY NEW YEAR …AND A LOVELY NEW SEWINGYEAR TO ALL OF YOU! ❤️️❤️️❤️️

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