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Sunday, 13 February 2011

My English/ Swedish Friend

New Swedish Cushion

Block 7 Log Cabin
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I have had a lovely week as my friend was over from Sweden. She bought me a gift of this lovely cushion. It apparently means ONLY FIVE MINUTES .It is a very old Swedish saying and design.
Her DH laughed and said it is the most expensive cushion in the world as Linda made it herself . The saga is that her old software on her Bernina was out of date so she had to upgrade, Then as she hadn't used the embroidery part of the machine for some years she decided to go on a refresher course- so you get the picture - cost mounting at every process. It was such a thoughtful thing for her to do as in between all this they were finishing off the house they have just built and moving in. I am eternally grateful to her as she does have the loveliest of taste and she is also wonderful with words. She writes the most wonderful poems and wrote one for me but from the perspective of how my DH was feeling about the Alzheimers.
The poem is for another day.

This lovely book arrived the other day It is full of wonderful pictures of quilts. I felt it another must have for my book shelf even if they are beginning to groan with the weight.

My Civil War block 7 -Log Cabin is the only real sewing I have done this week. It was an easy one that didn't need to be thought about. Just pull the fabrics and cut strips and away you go.

Finally Lori's Midnight Stars quilt along is coming to an end and you can post your finished ( Well top done for me ) quilts on a link on her blog. It is amazing that even though the same colouring has been used in lots of them how different they look.
Thanks again to Lori for putting up such a nice quilt along.


  1. Linda's cushion gift to you is fabulous--you lucky girl! Wonder if she'd take comissions--
    that 5 minute phrase is such a good one. Don't we always think that every job is just going to take 5 minutes!

  2. What a lovely cushion and friend! ONLY FIVE MINUTES - I'll have to think about that today.

  3. What a beautiful pillow. A special gift I'm sure!
    Love your CW block.
    I've enjoyed seeing everyones Midnight Stars quilt. Two more have been added!!

  4. What a lovely gift! You will love that book - it's my favorite.
    It was a fun quiltalong wasn't it? Mine is only a top at this point too.

  5. What a wonderful gift, Sue. I'll have to Google that saying to get the story behind it. I hope you had a lovely visit with your friend. The sewing will wait. I have that book and love it,too. Sometimes the old ones are the best ones.

  6. I do like the cushion - it is lovely. Are you still making your little klosjes blocks? x

  7. I like your Swedish cushion, Sue, "just five minutes":)) Very pretty:)

  8. I just got that book myself and it's on my nightstand, it's definitely worth the shelf space!