Sunday, April 12, 2015

Fancy flowers

We don't usually have many fancy flowers in our house (*cough* apartment) but in March we were lucky to have four gorgeous and colorful bouquets to brighten our living room. All to celebrate the birth of little A. 


My sweet colleagues sent this bouquet of roses and some other flowers I don't know the name of. 


Hubby's colleagues sent these gorgeous purple roses. 


My dad had this little orchid decoration with him when he visited. 


And a friend of mom's (and one of the kids' quilty "aunts") gave us a bouquet of spring colored tulips (I love tulips!). 

Sadly, they're all gone now, I think I have to go out and get some more flowers soon. They truly brighten the living room and makes everything so cozy (very Norwegian, I know.. "koselig"). 

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

A minute here, and a minute there..

While the baby sleeps, the mother stitches.. 


(Or knits..)

Sunday, March 15, 2015

SAL 2015 - March blocks done!

I actually finished the blocks for March the last week of February, but life has been a bit busy, that's why I haven't been able to post until now.


Not ironed and not cut down to correct size, but that will happen - once all the blocks are done. 
My favorite blocks were definetly the pears! I think I could easily make a whole quilt using just this block. Still some wonky corners and edges on some of the other blocks, but I'm taking it as practice. 

My other "wisp" (work in slow progress) is also done - on March 1st our little Aurora came to join us!


The blocks for April are prepped and ready, but so far it's a little easier to knit "around" a sleeping baby. 

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Happy stitching everybody! Spring is finally here, and we're enjoying every second of it. :-)


Sunday, March 08, 2015

Funny things..

There's always something funny or strange to see when you take a walk around this area of Oslo. Like today. I went for a quick walk around the park, and, well.. I stumbled upon this scene : 


A plastic bubble in the middle of the park, with three or four people sitting inside?

Okay.. Well, why not? I guess.. 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Undecided..

The seasons are having quite an argument going these days. We've gone from snow to sunny, thaw to frost, ice to burning sunsets, back to snow - and rain. And all this over the past couple of weeks! 






One of our neighbours have been driving me nearly insane for the past week.. Knowing he means well doesn't really make listening to him use an iron rod to break ice outside our building four days in a row (and one night at 11.30PM..). The road is clear now, so far. I hope it stays that way for a while..

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Hope you're having a wonderful project to work on these days. I could use some ideas if you have any good tips. ;-)


Friday, February 20, 2015

February SAL-blocks done! And some other finished projects..

Well, last night (or this morning, however you choose to view it) I finished the February blocks for the 2015 SAL. (It was about 2AM when I put the final stitches in the last two blocks, making the night/morning definition questionable.) 

I'm very happy with this project so far. I'm not using any particular line of fabric, but am using scraps from previous projects and fabric that I have in my stash. I'm not completely satisfied with all of the appliqué, some of the corners and circles are kinda wonky (but then again, isn't that in the spirit of Anni?). I'm still amazed that I managed to finish these with 8 days to spare. They are not trimmed yet, I think I'm going to save that for when all the blocks are done. 

2015 SAL - February blocks.
I've started to prepare the blocks for March, only cutting and drawing so far, but who know's what'll happen and if I'll have time to get all that stitching done the next few weeks?

I have been doing some sewing these past few weeks. One of these projects - the biggest one - is off getting quilted (by my mom). The fabric for the binding is ready, but since the only picture I have of this project is a (very..) out of focus mobile phone picture, I won't be posting any pictures until it's done. (The recipient isn't "done" either, so there's no rush, yet.)

It being three weeks since my last day in the office (for a full year, wow..) I've spent quite a few hours sewing and planning and getting things done. 

Bibs and cloths.
I've made up a batch of cute bibs with foxes (three, with flannel backing) and four cloths (for spit up, comfy, and all in between). Two of the cloths match the bigger project, meaning I used some of the same fabric for both projects, and two are in this funny fabric with lots of animal faces. 

Stroller toy/decoration.
I finally (hah..) managed to make one of the owls from the stroller/bed decoration/toy that was featured in Australian Homespun (August 2014). This was a really cute and fun project. (You might notice the green fabric? Yes, it matches a few other projects.)

Soother clip and stroller toy.
I also made a matching soother clip (you fasten the soother to the ring at the bottom, and the clip to the baby's shirt or something, and the soother won't fall out of the stroller or get lost). Lots of greens for this baby. (Perhaps no wonder, we're really not very found of pink in our little family..)

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Enjoy your Friday and have great weekend!

Monday, February 09, 2015

6AM

And I'm up, for like the fourth time tonight. Ended up not getting to sleep around 11 - again.. - so I spent a good hour on the couch working on an EPP-project. This time I woke up feeling hungry. Ever tried to sleep while feeling hungry? It doesn't work very well.. 


Here's to hoping a 6AM yoghurt break might help a little.. (Otherwise this might end up as a three hours nap-day - again..).