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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I can not describe the feeling of happiness when finally being able to start a creative process…? a relief and big big sigh of “let go” can finally leave me.

With many months of disbelief in myself, a feeling of will this ever be good, a roller coaster with emotions and sickness… I can now say I am on to something ( cross my fingers and hope I’m not too quick here) at least something have happened. Feel more at ease, not loosing weight anymore…which means I can eat ( still on my strict diet), have filled up my levels of vitamins and minerals, getting support for my stressed adrenals..and lots more. Still have a hopeless thyroid… But can’t have everything…Sleep is better…instead of just a couple of hours ..it have now doubled! ☺️ hmmm..still have a lot to work on there..but crossing fingers… ☺️ lets hope I’m on my road to recovery and not sidetracked all the time!

Sewed I said!!

Yes yes yes…I’m making BLUEBERRIES!!!

 

This Summer/Autumn I found a closeby place with blueberries when walking Molly, picked for breakfast ( both Molly and me…she LOVES blueberries ? ) and we have enjoyed lots. Blueberries have always been my favourite, no allergies there..thank goodness…

So when I saw a picture of the Australian Homespun Magazine and a quilt made by Sarah Fielke… I just saw blueberries …no apples…but BLUEBERRIES… ☺️

Started sewing at once…and I’m in LOVE..they are the cutest ever! 

Haven’t come that far…and for now I’m just sewing for fun!! Have no plan what so ever…do we need that? NOPE!!

And what was it that got me into all this sewing….it was my SCRAPS! One day I just picked one box of colours…happened to be a blue one… So from now on…do not EVER underestimate the POWER OF SCRAPS! They got me playing.


And more scrappy happenings happened…  But more of this another time… Now I do need to try and find out if I can post my blogpost from the WordPress app… More fingers crossed!!

See you all lovelies! 

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