Monday, January 20, 2014

Joined a swap

I signed up for the Quilting Gallery "Olympic Mugrug Swap" a while back, and am waiting for the details of my swap partner later this week. 

Not much going on these days. Work in the day, doing stuff in the evening. I've prepped a project for quilting and have picked up a knitting project I started last year. The knitting project is a long time-project that I hope to finish some time soon , but I'm not even half way yet.. It kinda de-motivates me. I wish it was completed now, so that I could enjoy it - and start something new.. 

Monday, and the start of a new week.. I hope it brings something good for everybody. And rain to my friends in Australia. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Found it!

The stitcheries from the last post were from a series of stitcheries from Hatched and Patched, and I bought and finished them back in 2007. 

While looking back on older posts on my blog, I also found the SSCS-badges from the first two years too (2007 and 2008), and have now included them on the right side of the blog, with the others. 


Sunday, January 12, 2014

Sunday - not as lazy as you'd like..

Today's Sunday. There's perhaps 1-2 centimeters of snow outside, and it's suddenly cooler out - about -6 to -7 degrees celsius this morning, and somewhere around -2 or -3 now.

It was another early morning this morning - as it has been all last week. It's not that we're busy doing things, but Mini's been awake a number of times every single night this past week, and last night was no different..

Today he and I were up around 7AM. Managed to fill the entire living room full of toys before all three of us got dressed and walked up to the local pool. Spent a couple of hours there, with what seemed to be about half of the population in our neighborhood.. And now there are only a few minutes left until we have to get dressed again to go to a Christmas party (yes, I know it's January) at hubby's office (it's for the employees' kids).

But right now, we have a couple of minutes to relax..

When I was packing away all the Christmas decorations, I found a small wallhanging I made a few years ago (I think I made it back in 2006 or 2007.. there should be a picture somewhere on the blog..). Anyway.. We don't have that many things hanging on our walls in this apartment, and seeing as I enjoyed having a small tablecloth on my little corner table, I thought I'd use it as a topper for a while.

My little nook - corner table by the sofa.

The two main fabric are the same, only in different colors. There are four stitcheries, and five squares of different light fabric in between. Simple, and yet very decorative.

Flowers, lady bugs, bee hive and a large flower, all from
the same series of small stitcheries.

The stitcheries were pre-printed, but the pattern was also included printed on paper. I think I have a few more of these designs, my mom and Vigdis swapped as we all bought different patterns. They are.. somewhere in the collection of patterns and designs.. 

The sun is finally shining, and I can see just how dirty my windows are.. oh well, time to get dressed and get out of here. ;-) The dirty windows won't go anywhere. 

Thursday, January 09, 2014


Today I made waffles for dinner - it was just Mini and me home, and I figured that it had been a looooong time since I'd made waffles (not since last summer, when I ended up with a burn on my arm..). I found a recipe on the web from the Norwegian seamen church in Copenhagen (apparently voted the best waffles in the world a couple of years ago). The recipe was a little different from what I've been used to, but they ended up really yummy! (I think there's even leftovers so that I can bring some to work tomorrow, for lunch.. mmmm…)

Yummy-yummy waffles! With strawberry jam..
 And in the mail today was an envelope containing this little charmer :

Dox is back home!

Dox was "born" for a competition to win a feature in a book last year, and has spent most of 2013 traveling to bookstores and book launches (even appeared on TV!) to promote the book she was featured in. (The book's called Hand made, contains a number of projects created by bloggers from all over Norway, and is published in norwegian.)

I've been bitten by the EPP (English Paper Piecing) bug, and have had some problems getting to bed this week - and with a little boy who's gotten up annoyingly early (last night he wanted to be read a book at 03:30 AM…) it's needless to say there hasn't been much quality sleep for any of us this week. But, tonight, I'm off to bed early.

Good night!

Sunday, January 05, 2014

First finishes in 2014

This weekend I managed to finish three items - one WIP and two UFOs. The WIP (work in progress, or ongoing project) I cannot show you, as it is for a competition later this year, but the two UFOs (unfinished objects, now completed) I can show you. 

I crochet the brown owl (Sir Hoots-a-Lot) last summer, and started working on the smallest one right after, but he and the gray one both ended up as "no-priority-projects" when fall came, and I started tp focus on other things and projects. Oh well, until tonight, when they were both finished, with eyes and all. 

Now to find some good names for them.. 

I have a few more projects in my "to be completed"-pile, and about a ton of ideas I'd like to test, but that'll have to wait.