Thursday, November 26, 2009

...a bit of this, a bit of that...

Still here! And time flies...

Hubby came home from Houston a month ago, slipped on some stairs, fell, and broke 2 ribbones...so he's been slow going this last month. He's back in Houston now, and we hope he'll get back home in time for Christmas.

We've been sheepherding again,(in October some time) the kids went with me, and we came down with a flock. Still missing lots of lambs though. This is the view from the mountain behind us...we don't see our farm here, it's "under" the head of DD2.

Heisann! Er her fortsatt...
Gubben kom hjem fra Houston, Texas for en måned siden, trakka feil i ei trapp, falt og brakk to ribbein,så han har vært ute av drift hele måneden...Nå er han tilbake i Houston, og vi håper han kommer hjem til jul.

Vi har vært på sauesanking, i oktober var det vel, ungene hadde høstferie, og vi fikk ned igjen en flokk. Men fremdeles mangler det mange lam. Vi har problemer med flåtten her, og jeg tror den kan ha tatt mange.
Utsikten er fra fjellet bak gården, ut mot fjorden, vi ser ikke gården, fo den ligger "under" hodet til yngstejenta.

DS1 was home too.
Eldstesønnen var også hjemme. And here's the wool...
Og her er ulla...

I've been back to Selja too. There is a lot of work and registration going on there. A group of youths has been repairing the path, taking out old and broken pieces and putting in fresh materials. Not done cleaning up though...
Jeg har vært tilbake på Selja også. Det er satt igang et stort arbeid der ute, spesilt registreringer og sånt. Det har også vært murere rundt klosteret. En gjeng ungdommer har hatt sommerjobb der ute, reparert på stien, fjerna knekte bord, og satt inn nye. De er ikke helt ferdige med oppryddinga...

Here you see Stadtlandet in the horizon, from Selja.
Her ser vi mot Stadtlandet i horisonten


The Abbey.
Klosteret.

When I came out, I didn't see any sheep at all, so I went behind the abbey and looked up towards Sunnivahelleren. Suddenly something moved, so I called, and before long the whole flock stood on the stonewall loking down at me, and then they came rolling down the hill, and followed me to the boatshed where we feed them. I haven't been there for quite some time, but they didn't hesitate to come, ate grains out of my hand, and gathered around.

Da jeg kom ut, så jeg ikke en sau, så jeg gikk bak klosteret og kikka opp mot Sunnivahelleren. Plutselig var det noe som rørte på seg, så jeg begynte å lokke, og der stod hele flokken oppe på murene og kikka ned på meg, før de kom bølgende nedigjennom! De fulgte etter meg bort til naustmurene der vi har en liten fòringsplass. Det er en stund siden jeg har vært der ute(været har ikke vært helt samarbeidsvillig i høst...)men sauene kom med en gang, og åtkraftfór av handa på meg. Ikke mye til villsauer...



Here they are inside the boatshedwalls. I brought a few of the young rams home with me, and have to get back out to get some more. The sheep and the big ram will stay at the island all winter, with just some supervision and extra feeding if there's a lot of snow (which seldom happens here)
Her er de ved naustmurene. Jeg fikk med noen av småværene hjem igjen, og skulle henta flere. Sauene og storværen skal gå der ute hele vinteren, og så må de bare fóres litt ekstra hvis det blir mye snø(noe som sjelden skjer). Ellers er øya så stor, og flokken så liten at det er nok fòr der.





That's enough about the sheep...
Men det får være nok om sauene...
Now over to something else...sewing! I really like my new Janome! It even has letters! So I've made a few personalized socks! Gina posted a great tutorial for the cutest little Christmasstockings! I've never done any patchwork, and maybe this isn't considered being"proper", but it was really fun, and I've made a few for the kids. I plan to put some sweets in them and hang them on the tree. Name up front, year on the back...
Over til noe annet-sying! Jeg er veldig godt fornøyd med Janomen min! Kan til og med skrive med den:-) Så jeg laget noen små strømper. Gina hadde en flott syanvisning på julestrømper! Jeg har aldri drevet med lappesying, og kanskje er ikke dette regna for "rett" lappesying, men jammen var det moro! Jeg har laget noen til ungene, med navn på ene sida og årstallet bak. Planen er å legge litt snop oppi, og henge dem på juletreet.





That little square could be used to make a cone too! I lined it and sewed it together with a ribbon attached for the loop.
Jeg brukte den lille firkanten til å lage noen kremmerhus også, fòret med stjernestoff, og med silkebånd til oppheng.







...in a row...
..lang,lang rekke...







I've made some bigger cones too, it's a square that's been sewn together with buttons. (Each square is 23 cm/10inches)

Jeg har laget noen større kremmerhus også, dette er bare en firkant, 23x23cm, fóret, og satt sammen med knapper.



In other news...I've started to learn weaving ...every Tuesday from now throughout April...we are four in all, and three of us from the same place. So far it's fun, but difficult! Haven't taken any photos yet, but hopefully later? It's just that when we get together and start working, I forget all about the camera, because we are so busy!
There's been knitting going on too, both socks and mittens, I just can't find the pictures again! Anyway, this post has enough photos as it is!


Av andre nyheter...jeg har begynt på vevkurs! En kveld i uka fra nå og ut april. Vi er fire totalt, og tre av oss kommer fra samme bygda. Moro, men vrient...Har ikke tatt bilder enda, vi blir så engasjert og opptatte når vi er der at jeg glemmer det helt!
Jeg har strikket også, både sokker og votter, men bar visst rota vekk bildene, nåvel, det er så mye bilder her ar det får holde for idag!






I'll leave you with today's view...on a grey, dull, wet day...( but it turned out to be a lot of blue in that photo...)

Da får dere få dagens utsikt...grått, vått og dystert...(men det var faktisk ganske mye blått i bildet likevel...hmmm..)

Have a great day- and Happy Thanksgiving to those of you elebrating that day!
Ha en flott dag!










17 comments:

Ruth said...

DER var du! Jg har lurt litt på hva du bedrev. :) Og det har du jo tydeligvis gjort. Så mye lekkert du har sydd. Jeg vil så gjerne jeg også, men så mister jeg tålmodigheten og da blir det kjapt slutt også.

Du verden for en utsikt. Det er jo helt fantastisk vakkert der. Det må være litt av en overgang for din mann og komme fra Houston til det der med jevne mellomrom? Snakker om motsetinger.

Ha en strålende uke og helg.

Ninne said...

Jeg tenker bestandig på deg når jeg ser på værmeldingen at det er dårlig vær ved Stadt. Så leit at dere mister lam pga flåtten, det er ikke hyggelig. Men ellers ser de ho friske og vakre ut på bildene!
Jammen har du fått tid til å sy masse fint også, også vevkurs da gitt, det har jeg også lyst til! Jeg har en Oppstadvev stående på en låve til oppbevaring, og en billedvev på seteren... så jeg mangler i grunnen bare å hoppe i det!
Ha en fin førjulstid, Marit!
Klem :)

Helene said...

Alltid så koselig å se oppdateringer fra Stadt!
Den linken din hadde bilde av huset til bestemor :) Det bildet fra Honningsvåg altså, det gule huset like før veien slutter.
Hun ble alene i vår, og i en alder av 97 år kan det der være en litt trasig plass å bo vinterstid. Så nå har hun kommet i vinteropplag til oss.

Vi må få se bilder fra vevkurset, spennende!

Caroline said...

Good to see you back! I've been checking:) It sounds like you have been busy in lots of ways. I love hearing about your shepherding experiences...from the comfort of my nice comfortable couch, ha, ha.

Sorry to hear about your husband. Poor guy.

PJS said...

Broken ribs are so painful... your husband has my pity.

The pics you put up are gorgeous, what incredible scenery. Looks like you are making good use of the janome... the stockings look really good!

Rani said...

Your posts are always so rewarding! Lots of lovely stories and photos. Sorry to hear about hubby. That's no fun at all.

You've been really busy - as usual, I suppose. We had a great Thanksgiving but the night before I almost burnt down my house (with my dog and cat inside) by leaving a pot of chicken on the stove and leaving the house! All is well, just some smoke damage. It reminded me to be thankful indeed for all of my blessings.

Kristie said...

I love the photos, such beautiful land. Amazing!

I love your stockings and cones, so cute! I don't have a Janome machine, but everyones seems to love them.
Kristie

Melanie said...

Hi Marit, so lovely to hear from you. I love the things you have been making. It's great that your new Janome is going to make so many people smile.

Welsh sheep have the same attitude to those who feed them especially if they were bottle fed lambs themselves once upon a time. I'm glad they did come for you or you would've had a long hunt.

Ragnhild said...

Har lurt på hva du holdt på med, men ser at du ikke ligger på latsida akkurat :D. Mye flott har du lagd også!

Det har vel ikke vært mye latter på gubben din, da, tenker jeg... det skal visst være vondt!

Jeg har bare vært ute på Selja én gang, og da drakk jeg så mye av ungdomskilden at minstemann ble redd for at jeg skulle bli baby igjen ;D. Stor klem

Moogsmum said...

Your sewing is lovely Marit! I love those little stockings.

Sorry to hear about your husband's accident - broken ribs are so painful. Glad to hear he's recovered well.

The photos of your sheepherding are great - the scenery is stunning!

xxx

Ati. said...

Hei Marit,hva en overraskelse å fa en kommentar av deg, jeg viste ikke at du hadde en blog også. Fra nå av folger jeg med :-)
Jeg har lest bloggen din til bunnen. Flott symaskin du har fatt.
Nydelige sjaler har du strikket og!!
Liker veldig de flotte villsauer!

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