Sunday, December 30, 2012

SSCS 2012 - What Elf Nemo sent..

Yea yea, I know.. you're probably all sick of the SSCS-posts for now, but I have one more, one final post that I need to write - and that is to show you what I sent to my "victims" this year. ;)

Once again I was lucky enough to end up with two lovely ladies to create and send parcels to. Both residents in Australia, and both very talented.

The first parcel was sent to the lovely Sue. I knitted her an ornament (Arne&Carlos' design, as usual) and made her one of my favorite Christmas stitcheries (I think I must have made this about 3-4 times now.. just can't get enough of it). It's a Nancy Halvorsen/Art to Heart-design. Also included in the parcel, was - but not pictured - some Norwegian chocolate (yum..) and a miniature calender with pictures from Norway.

Sue's main gift and ornament.

And the second parcel was sent to the talented (and funny - your posts about Peg and Dale made me laugh!) Patricia. Once again, a knitted ornament (I saw on your blog that you had some similar ornaments already on your tree, and figured one more couldn't hurt), and a Christmas stitchery designed by Gail Pan. Also included in the parcel, was - but not pictured - a few pieces of Norwegian chocolate and a miniature calender with pictures from Norway.

Patricia's main gift and ornament.

And to Chookyblue - it cannot be said often enough, or with deeper feelings of happiness and joy - thank you, Thank You, thankyouthankyouthankyou for hosting yet another wonderful and fun swap! It wouldn't be Christmas without it or you!

Signing off (for this year),
Elf Nemo.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

SSCS parcel from Santa Deb

This is what Santa Deb sent me, as part of Chookyblue's SSCS2012, haven't I been spoilt?

A gorgeous notions roll - I absolutely adore the colours! - and cute DMC threads (I think I have the perfect pattern from Cinderberry Stitches where these would be just right. (Hmm.. I think I need to pull out my box of patterns and background fabrics soon..)

This will be perfect to carry and keep my sewing stuff together for when I'm going to my mom's house in a little while.

Thank you so much, Deb - and thank you, Chookyblue, for another wonderful swap!

SSCS parcel from Santa Lynda

This is what the wonderful Santa Lynda sent me as part of Chookyblue's SSCS2012 :

A hexagon-tablecloth with adorable stitcheries from the Moomin-world, a small pouch, some gorgeous embrodery thread, the cutest ribbon and a cute little kangaroo (and as you can see, there was a little guy who was very interested in the kangaroo, and could barely keep his fingers away long enough for me to take the picture... ;) ). Lynda also included a stickerbook and some stickers from Australia.

Thank you so much, Lynda - and Chookyblue!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

SSCS2012 - parcels

I've been very spoilt by my Secret Santas this year, and I will post pictures either later tonight or tomorrow. Right now I've got an apartment which has been empty for 5 days, with the heaters turned low.. It's freezing inside..

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

SSCS2012 - Parcel 2 arrived

Look what Lynda B. sent me - isn't it gorgeous?

The tree's decorated - and our bedroom's full of parcels. Only a few more sleeps left..

*counting down*

Saturday, December 15, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like..


Last night - and the whole day today - it's been snowing. Sitting inside, we can hear the trucks and tractors removing the snow from the roads and sidewalks. Going to the post office this morning was not very much fun - there was just too much snow to manage the stroller, so Peder stayed at home with his dad while I ran some earrands and mailed the Christmas cards. It's still snowing, pretty to look at, but I'm glad to be inside now.

Tomorrow's the third Sunday in Advent. Only a week left..

Saturday, December 08, 2012

SSCS2012 - Parcel arrived!

A parcel arrived the other day, from Deb R.

Look at the gorgeous ornaments!
(Don't worry, the other parcel is safely hidden away..)

Sunday, November 25, 2012


Hubby & son have gone to a Christmas fair - and I've got Christmas music on Spotify and the Aurora humming. Actually tried freemotion-quilting for the first time. Jeeze.. fun! But it's killing my shoulders..

What are you doing this Sunday?

Friday, November 16, 2012

Friday's music

Just remembered this song by Spin Doctors. I really loved it when I was younger. I still do.

Enjoy! And happy Friday!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Still hooked..

Adding the 18th colour now.

In other news, completed the SSCS-parcels, just need to take a few pictures and wrap them in.

Winter's come - the first snow came, and rained away. Managed to take a picture the other day. It's been a quiet stay-at-home week for Plutt - he's got the chicken pox. Seeing the end of them now, but he's still got some spots left.

Friday, October 26, 2012

It's fall..

The lights are turned off, the candles are lit.. And suddently, the whole world seems a little more distant and quiet (well, except for the noisy neighbours, of course.. they're still around..).

Next week is Halloween, and I think it's about time to watch one of my favourite movies again (I watch this one about once a year) ; A Nightmare before Christmas.

Enjoy the song!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


I bet you all know how it is.. you've got stuff to do, things to make - a deadline (sort of) hanging over you. And then.. you get hooked (quite literally).

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Tåsen Quiltelag 1992-2012

Poster outside the Oslo City Hall/Rådhuset.
Love the way this quilt and pillow look together.
Details of the quilt.

Beautiful colours!

I know I've got a piece of this Elvis-fabric somewhere in my stash..

I just love the way one of the birds seem to be falling off the wire.. cute details!

I liked the little witch on the right shoulder.

Wonderful match between turtles and quilts.
"My" little corner of the exhibition.

Fascinating how the same basic pattern can end up so differently!

I love the use of colours and details, buttons and other sparkly things!

These were some of the gorgeous, diverse works by members of the Tåsen Quiltelag, who're celebrating their 20 year anniversary now in 2012.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Friday night entertainment

It's almost done.. (yes, this is the backing ;) )

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Feels like a confession..

Hi, my name is Nemo. It's been about 3 months since I last used my sewing machine..

Finally unpacked her (Aurora) again today, after a summer of redecoration and living partially out of boxes. Feels good. I sense a FO in the not so distance future. Nice!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Tonight's project..

Lavender crochet - while watching Indiana Jones with half a pair of eyes.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Just browsing..

Tonight I'm finally catching up with reading some of the many blogs I've added to Google Reader. So many inspiring words and pictures, stories and tons of stuff I'd like to make, try, or see.

Candles are lit, it's Friday, and the weekend is finally here!

Happy weekend to you!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Fall is here..

With candles and a new table cloth (curtesy of my mom). Cute?