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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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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This month it was Karen at Quiltyliving on Instagram to be Queen bee.
She chose a block with four soft palette coloured stars on a white cream background.
 
I made these blocks for her… :)
 
A lovely block and yes I have said it before…it will be another great Scandibee quilt!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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