Monday, January 14, 2008

Tempus fugit..

Well, as the headline says, time flies.. and so it surely has done for me. I see that my last post was published December 22. - which is about three insane weeks ago - and I've been telling myself every day for the past week "sit down and write something on your blog". Unfortunetly, I'm easily distracted in periods, and I've more or less forgotten about it (not even feeling bad about it).

So.. a quick update here, and then - hopefully - another entry tonight, with some pictures. :) (I took about a ton of pictures during the vacation, and some after we came home.)

Christmas was spent with my side of the family - my sister drove us (BF and me) up to Trysil on the day before Christmas Eve (lille julaften, as we call it). We spent the day of Christmas Eve as normally - watching the same shows on TV as all other years, it's tradition. ;) And later that night, after my parents stopped by the graveyard and left candles on the graves of some of my ancestors (great-grandparents and grand-uncle, plus another one) we had a good dinner of traditional Norwegian Christmas food. After dinner, and deserts, and after my mom and I finished the dishes (it's also tradition, for us anyway) we opened our presents. Another tradition in Norway - opening the Christmas presents on Christmas Eve rather then Christmas Day. Two days after Christmas my sister, BF and I drove back to Oslo, and we had a couple of nice, relaxing days before going down to BF's family for the New Year weekend. His brothers and a couple of friends had arranged a LAN (computor-thing) all week, and we spent some time with them, playing video- and computorgames (we managed to get hooked on Guitar Hero III, and had to get that when we came back to Oslo again). On New Year's Eve BF's mother made a more traditional American dinner, with turky, stuffing and such (very very tasty!), we watched a couple of movies, and then went out to see the fireworks. I have some pretty good pictures from this year (better then the ones from last year), and I'll post some in the next post. The day after it was back to Oslo - and preparations for going back to work again the next day.


On the more crafty-side of the last few weeks, I've managed to finish "The Night Before Christmas"-pattern from Cinderberry Stitches (need the sleeve to hang them up, though, but since I didn't have room for them on the walls, I didn't really stress with that), I'm almost done with another of the stitchings from the same designer (I looooove her designs...) missing just a few hearts and such before finding suitable fabrics for border and binding, I have finished the stitchings on a Christmas tree-pattern I got at the first meeting with Lørenskog Quilteklubb (where Siw from Quiltegaarden attended with her shop), need borders and binding though.. The fourth package from Jordbærstedet has arrived -and I'm well on my way to finish it. :) Put the borders on yesterday, and decided to move away from all the plans I had made for it, and just settle for a simple yet suitable border - and rather do some more work on the quilting.

And.. after the meeting last Wednesday, where a group from Lørenskog Quilteklubb gathered to do some sewing, Anne Ida (Quiltoholic) and I decided to make bags for our cups/mugs, and have these done by the next meeting. Now, Anne Ida apparently had some time off and inspiration this weekend, 'cos I see that she's already finished her bag! Talk about being fast. ;) So last night I prepared a small stitchery and managed to stitch it - just need the borders and batting, and hopefully it'll be done by next Wednesday. :)

But, the pictures will have to wait until tonight, when I get home from work. :)

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