Sunday, March 24, 2013

Welcome to the world

Here he is, my brand new great nephew:) In a small family, even becoming a great aunt is a big thing. He took his time arriving, and caused his mom and dad a little trouble, but now he is here. Healthy and beautiful.

According to his proud father (my nephew) his eyes are so blue that they shine like something metallic:) And his grandad (my brother) had to swipe away a tear when he met him the first time. My unemotional brother:)

I look forward to get to know this new person as he grows up. And to observe these new things happening among my nearest. Both will be interesting. And fun:) We all so desperately need something good and positive in our family now, after cancer scares, relationship break ups and two counts of dementia - all in this last year. Now we want to concentrate on something small, gorgeous and positive. Our little prince. Welcome to the world:)

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Until Easter

There is a Christmas song here in Scandinavia that tells us Christmas lasts until Easter. And this year it has! My last Christmas gifts (almost) were given away last week. She wanted a black quilt. I found this pattern in a magazine, and just did a little color switch.

I split between three 'color ways'. The grey with black in one corner, pure black in the middle, and then black patterned in the other corner. Hard to see the details, but it turned out pretty good, if I should say it myself:)

Yeah, still snow here. Still very cold, too. In the middle of March. Sigh

I tested out another block before I found the other, but found this to be a little too much work. But it made a nice pillow to go with the quilt.

Looking at the pillow like this, I am amazed at how straight the pattern is. I always struggle with small pieces, but this seemed to have just fallen in place. You can sometimes be amazed at what you can actually produce:)

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Such a long time

I have been working like a busy bee crafting since long before Christmas. Not shown a lot of it, since several of them have still not transferred ownership. However, next week will hopefully see a few of them out of my house!

Here's the smallest ones. I finally broke down and made purses... It was fun. There might be more of these in the future:)

The quilt will be shown next week. Just in case she reads my blog:)

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