Sunday, January 31, 2010

Update on Babysteps to Happiness

The last few months before and after Christmas were spent working on gifts, so my Dear Jane quilt had to be content with being spread on the walls of my apartment. However, the last two weeks I started working on it again. Perfect work for winter months.

Today was spent updating the DJ journal and my progress chart. Eventhough I have all the blocks on my flickr badge on the right, it doesn't really compute until I see it all together. Like this. I am amazed myself. I can almost see the color 'around the world' setting I chose. It might actually make sense when it is done. I don't think I have left the most difficult one till the end. I hope not... I do see I need to focus more on the left side and bottom row of triangles, and the center of the quilt. Hmh..

I do NOT look forward to starting piecing it together. Drudgery work. But since I have plans for the left overs, I need to get this done before I start that one. Might get me started.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Trolls and ghosts

My theory is that local fairytales are based on the locale. In Norway, a lot of our fairytales are based on nature and weather - huge mountains are petrfied trolls, scary woodponds with no bottoms are the home of the watersprites and the storm are the spirits howling. And you believe it, if you see it:)
Tonight I stood on my balcony and saw the huge birchtree covered in frost as the frostfog came in, just as the sun was going down. And eventhough the neighbours are a few yards away, you could believe you were the only living creature for miles... except for the ghosts and the spirits....
.. could that single light over there be a lost soul looking for its home? A marshlight - the soul of an unbaptised child lighting your way towards death's door?
And I wonder why I still am afraid of the dark?!?! Hah!
Haunting it is, but beautiful too. Even in the middle of a city.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Frosty snow

Guess what? We have winter, we have snow and I have a new camera:) Tested it out today. I find it increasingly annoying to be driving along a road, suddenly seeing a perfect object and then have absolutely no chance of stopping!
Doesn't matter if it is a highway or a country road, winter makes it hard to just suddenly stop and park alongside the road. Two curves before this, I saw this beautiful vistas of frost covered trees bending halfway down over an old wooden fence. Sigh... I had to do with these.
Not so bad.
Camera working verrrry well...:)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Returning to the End

Seeing the World's End during summer, I wanted to go back and see how it looked in the winter.
We have been having a cold spell, making for wonderful crisp light, but hard to outside in. It makes it hard to breathe and your eyes burn.
But worth it, don't you think? I got there just in time for sunset and that special rosy colour it makes during winter.
Eventhough the rocks are smooth from centuries of wind and sea, snow always finds a way of sticking to it,
making wonderful icy sculptures.
And the everchanging lights.
The statue of the fisherman's family feels more suited to this kind of weather, feeling the icy wind buffeting you around,
staring into yet another sunset, all alone.