Monday, June 29, 2009


The comfortquilt I made for Benji, using the last of the blue strips that I got from the Pickles and a couple of others. The pattern is Pandora's Box from the Lintotts Jelly Roll Quilts book and the backing is long haired fleece for tactile comfort and warmth


Wednesday, June 17, 2009


I think my favorite flowers are roses (but they have to smell) and columbines. This gorgeous dark beauty is raised from seeds, but I have no idea about it's name. I find it so facinating that if you take the seeds from one plant and saw it, the new plant most certain will have another color. Mystery by nature LOL.

Welcome home

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

It's been ready for some days, but I could not post any pics until the recipient was in the air, winging her way over the Atlantic. My niece Mathilda will be lading shortly after 5pm local time after an exiting year in Flint, MI - mom and friends are going to meet up at the aiport. And at home guess what awaits her? The (second) patriotic quilt, this one made from all these gorgeous jelly strips that the marvelous fellow Pickles sent me. I delivered it on Sunday (possible thanks to my darling, who drove me over in the worst downpoor ever) and my sis and me placed it on Mathilda's bed and it looked gooooooood:-D

The top made with blocks inspired from the book Jelly Roll Quilts by the Lintots.

The back made from Mark Lipinski's Califon fabric

I think all the blocks are unique and here is a small collectionof them.

So whatdayathink??? Pretty great - huh??

How lucky am I??

Saturday, June 13, 2009


I got tickets to Fleetwood Mac I got tickets to Fleetwood Mac I got...... OK I admit, this is one group I have loved forever and can listen to over and over again, you know like the principal in School of Rock LOL. So when I read a notice in yesterdays paper that it's now official, they are coming to Sweden on the 10th of October to play at Globen Arena I told the DH and batted my eyelashes like crazy;-P

Our experience with getting tickets online here from the official retailer is not the best, it's such a strange system - very unfair and stupid. So imagine my great GREAT surprise when I came downstairs this morning and the DH said he had something to cheer me up with - and showed me 2 tickets in 2nd front row!!!

Oh my oh my oh my......the only concert I ever had such great tickets too was Tina Turner way back in the 80th and that was an experience you never forgot:-D

I'm gonna see Fleetwood Mac, I'm gonna see Fleetwood Mac, I'm gonna see.......

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


You know there are scents and then there are Scents and above is the most fantastic tree peony that my DH managed to run over with the lawmover when it was just a baby, But and this year it bloomed like crazy and was so beautiful and smelled heavenly.

I still have the hardest of times standing commercial, synthetic laded stuff and have this craving for natural, handmade soaps. Lucky me to have a friend who makes the best soaps in the world as far as I am concerned. Hmm, ok, there is one more gal who makes them, but I haven’t tried hers soaps in a very long time.

I’m so lucky to have the owner Justine of the Scented Djinn as my friend and she is the most generous and sweet spirit, added with a witty penmanship and at times sharp tongue. Don’t to mention a soap maker extraordinaire and a natural perfumer heaven sent. Sum all that up and you end up with a woman of my taste entirely ;-)

If you ever is need for luscious all natural botanical soaps and other exiting stuff, this is the place to visit her Etsy shop
I ordered Pachai Ellai White Tea, since patchouli smelling soaps are my top fav ones and let me tell you, I was not disappointed – far from it. Just to submerge my nose into that sweet paisley fabric

made me almost swoon from sheer pleasure. Now soaps don’t come better than that, it’s the kind I would like to stuff my pillow to make my dreams exotic and

The soaps and other goodies wasn’t protected by the usual plastic chips, but with the wonderful pieces of fabrics. This piggy one made my youngest giggle so hard he almost fell down the stairs and a red and gold hibiscus print he claimed for a pillowcase in this room. That boy has a great taste, that’s for sure:-D
I also got a jar of Honey and Violet scrub – ack the scent is wonderful, that made me cheeks as smooth as baby bottoms, an amazing citrus and frankincense hydrosol blend – it smells so intriguing and fascinates me – I couldn’t really fathom what was in there, sniff and sniff again and still kind of ???

To brag a bit about my own achievements - at work today I managed to solve a discrepancy problem in some financial reports all by myself and yesterday I put the last stitches in latest bedspread quilt and my youngest declared “I’m proud of you Mom!” :-D I haven’t photographed it yet, but will be within the next week. Now I really need to get down to learn the basics of EQ6, since I want to design a lap sized comfort quilt as a gift for someone who is in much need of all comfort he can get. It’s going to be in blacks and blues and I do have a design in mind, but I want to be able to play around with the computer first.

Live long and prosperous ;-P