Thursday, December 25, 2008


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all:-)

Thank you very much for all your nice comments, mails and feedback during this last year. Reading your blogs has given me lots of ideas, I've learned a lot of new things, and it has been really fun.

Now we've eaten our Christmas dinner, opened all our gifts, and the kids are watching a movie. The sheep got an extra treat tonight, as well as the cats. I'm off to bed. Tomorrow will be a very relaxed day around here...

Happy Holidays! See you!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

...keeping busy...

I'm a lousy blogger these days...most of what I makeis unbloggable, because of this thing they call Christmas...;-)but I have a couple of things to show off- AND I have a couple of awards to accept! Thanks!!

Yesterday the kids and I went Christmasshopping. We're almost done, but not quite...I was looking for "something special" for someone special, but didn't find any. On my way home, it suddenly struck me: I have a piece of crocheted lace! And I have a piece of a linen/viscose blend that was meant to become a blouse. The lace was already joined in a square, I've had plans for that for quite some time, just waited for the right fabric- and then it somehow got "lost" on the bottom of the drawer. So home we came, and I dragged out my sister's sewingmachine, I borrowed it this summer, but haven't used it a lot yet.

It didn't work.

The underspool jumped out of place again and again. Finally I gave in and found the old machine that was given to me some years ago. It's not a good machine, but it will do.

It didn't work either...

In the end, I called a friend and got to borrow her machine...and here's the result:
(and I might keep it myself...)

A square tablecloth, 115x115 cm. I like it. It's not perfect in any way, but it was fun making it. Apart from the sewingmachineincidents, that is...

A detail of the lace. Crochet is what I started with, when I was around five. My grandmother lived nearby, and she taught me. I make mostly smaller items, not having the patience for those big tablecloths and bedspreads that Gran used to make.

I'm sure I did it all the wrong way too! I cut out the middle part, and hemmed the middle and the inside of the square, and the zigzagged the lace to the fabric...I'm not very fond of handsewing...

These are cheap kitchentowels made a little more personal with appliqued hearts. Fun to make, and really easy.

Then over to the awards...sorry I'm so late in passing these on!

The first one came from Beyla .

"The blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and realationship! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prices or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prices are cut,even more friendship are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers!Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eightmore and include this cleverly written text into the body of their awards."

"Denne bloggen investerer i og tror på NÆRHET- nærhet i rom, tid og forhold! Disse bloggerne er usedvanlig sjarmerende og søte, og formålet er å finne og å være venner. De er ikke opptatt av utmerkelser og selvhevdelse. Vårt håp er at når båndene på disse utmerkelser er kuttet, vil enda flere vennskap ha forplantet seg. Vær vennlig å gi litt ekstra oppmerksomhet til disse! Gi denne utmerkelsen til åtte bloggere, som igjen må velge seg åtte nye. Inkluder denne teksten på utmerkelsen deres".

I'd like to give this to:
Lucy Locket

and I'll also add Ruth! Go check them out, and enjoy:-)

I know some of you have already gotten this award, but you deserve another one;-)

The second award came from Melanie over at JellyBeanAngel- check out her blog- she writes daily through December, and it's sooo fun and interesting to read!!! Great pictures, and great crafting.

This award came from:Melanie

The rules of the award are:
1. The winner may put the logo on her blog.
2. Put a link to the person you got the award from in your blog.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to the blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.

Blueberries in the field

There are many more bloggers out there that I read on a regular basis, and you all deserve an award- I really need to update my links so that you can find them!

I'm off to send the gifts to my sisters...late as usual, they might be getting the gifts for NewYear instead...

Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

...walking the cats...

...on a beautiful frosty morning... ...not a car in sight... I may have some fun...

Thought I'd give you a couple of links for some Christmaswritings and -fun...
BrittArnhild writes daily about the meaning of advent, and she also has an adventblog for kids( sorry, Norwegian only...) here.
Melanie also post daily- look at that himmeli she made!
And of course- just like last year- Drops/Garnstudio has a Christmascalendar, also availible in english...
Have a nice day:-)