Saturday, March 26, 2011

Back to the war

I just started my second civil war 're-enactment', Civil War Bride. My first one was a Dear Jane.
First block. It goes slowly, though. I am not supposed to sew yet, but I have kept my fingers from the needle/needles now since the beginning of February. I can't do it anymore! So I do a few stitches now and then, with long breakes. Slowly, slowly. Maybe this one will be babysteps to happiness, also:)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Permission to leave!

I hereby give winter permission to leave! We have had permanent snow on the ground since November. That is a long winter, even for us Norwegians.
However, new sounds are cropping up. The drip from the roofs, the birds chirping. It's like it suddenly jumps in, all that sound. One day it is quiet, the next day there are sounds.... We went walking by the beach on Sunday. It is wonderful to see the snow melting away. It makes for new patterns.
The ice on the fjord is breaking up. The seagulls are sunning themselves on the rocks.
The fjord looks like a puzzle yet to be finished. But this time, don't finish the ice puzzle, please. Just break up and leave us with open sea! Should only take a month or so.... Sigh.

Saturday, March 19, 2011


How lucky am I? :) I received this gorgeous bunch of fabrics from my dear friend in Colorado. What a great gift to get while I am waiting for my physio's go-ahead to craft again. Something to dream over while waiting. What to do with it... hmh... Oh, I got plans!
The fabric is called Hideaway, from Moda, and it has all these wonderful forestscenes, flowers, birds and cucko clocks. The colours are so bright and cheery, it just made me smile the minute I saw it. You got to love fabric that does that!

Maybe it is the name of it, but I started thinking about this old little house I sometimes go by when visiting my aunt and uncle in the deep forests. I don't know what it says about me, being obsessed (slightly) by a run down little house.
I have no idea about the story behind it, but it fascinates me. I passed it earlier this winter, looking sad and lonely with the untouched snow in the front yard.
Last summer, it had a totally different vibe, but still haunting. Unfortunately there is a fence around the house, and I don't feel comfortable going closer, but I really, really want to....
Looking at this picture, though... makes me wonder if we will ever have summer again.... This has been a long, cold and snowy winter. I hereby give winter permission to leave!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

I've been bad...

I have not touched a knitting needle, nor the sewing machine, in over three weeks, but today I could not help myself. But I only sewed on the two borders! So maybe my physio won't be mad at me?
Isn't he magnificent, though? I have left to sew around every piece of fabric, which will also be the quilting. I got him in Colorado in August, with all the beautiful batiks. I thought it was appropriate, since I am born in the year of the tiger:) Sorry that the picture is a little askew.