For the moment I´m sitting at home with my morning coffee. Soon I will take a shower, eat my breakfast and take my 15 min walk down to Syverkstan. But first I will tell you a little bit more about myself and my dream, which has came through today.
My name is Helena , age 47, and I live in a village called Oskarström. If you look at a map you will find me on the westcoast, near a town called Halmstad. I live together with my husband Conny and our daugther Josefin 18 (and sometimes her boyfriend Felix). We also have a son, Jonatan 19, he moved out this april and lives with his girlfriend Therese.
At the moment I´m unemployed, but not out of job...
I worked as a pre-school teacher for more than ten years before I decided that I had had enough of that....
But I will start from the beginning. I´ve been sewing since I was old enough to hold a needle. My mother taught me and her mother... I forgot to borrow the cute picture of me sewing, just a few years old. My mother keeps it, will try to remember it next time.
I´ve sewed almost everything, clothes, home decorating, you name it...
Why I became a teacher, I don´t know, but things happens in life, I can´t understand everything. After more than ten years, in 1998, I had enough and decided to do something else.
I started to sew clothes for children and opened my first studio. It was difficult to sell those clothes and I more and more became an general seamstress. The years went by and I felt more and more bored about doing what people told me and never being allowed to use my own creativity.
I had done some quilting now and then and wanted to learn more. Because of that and because I didn´t earn enough money as a seamstress I decided to quit.
It was in February this year. Stupid me believed that I could find another job for the money, but that didn´t go my way.
But I went on with my new studio. It´s in the same house as the old one but much bigger and better for me. For a couple of months a have restored it, don´t talk with me about painting, I´ve had enough. Now I have moved in and everything is ready to start creating, my dream has came through!!
In the beginning I will work alone, but I have dreams for the future.
I want to sell my work, even on internet, my homepage is soon finished.
I´m dreaming of having classes when I´ve learned more myself.
I´ve started making patterns, the first one is almost ready.
Perhaps I can open a quiltshop some day...
But today is today and I have to hurry up and get ready for the day. I will end this post with pictures I took yesterday when I went down to Syverkstan. Did I tell you that Syverkstan is the Swedish name for "the sewing studio", in spoken language?
So please follow me down there...
We live on a hill
"The snail path", named by the children, because there are many snails when it´s whet, leads down to the school.
Almost down, now you can see the house.
Here it is, bad picture, the grey part is mine.
And on the other side of the street, "Passgård", he sells bikes and lawnmowers.
I´ll be back later with my secrets, see you....