Ok, we're finally doing something reasonable with our house. You see, in the eighties, every Norwegian household of a certain standard had to but pinewood paneling on the walls. In the first appartment we bought together there was pinewood all over the ground floor and I swore to myself that in my new home I would never have pine paneling again. I don't judge people that choose to have it on on their walls, it's just that I'm really fed up by the look. We've lived here for nearly five years and we've done alot, but there are still pinewood on some of the walls. You have to remember that this is a 2336 sqm house, and I NEED to quilt also :-D
On the first picture you see my DH painting the roof in our dining room/ music room. It's quite high, nearly 4,5 feet on the highest. The house is divided in two vertically with half a storey shiftment between the floors (does that makes sence?) so the max difference between the roof and the floor is nearly 7 feet. The room will be almost totally white with lots of windows to let in the light and the accoustics are gorgeous. We've had a house concert here already and it sounds great. We like our surrondings to be white; then it's much easier to match furniture and textiles.
I'm doing the entrance area. It will look more spacious than before, and we can finally work out a nice welcoming area to our guests.
If anyone of you have been looking at my quilting stats lately, you've seen that I've completed one UFO. That is the red, white, gray and black quilt I was sewing on earlier. I will post pictures of it later, because I'm going to exhibit it in March, and I don't want to reveal it all until then. I'm posting a quilt picture anyhow. This was taken at an exhibition held at "Blaafarveverket" in southern Norway in 1999. Aasa Wettre is a Swedish quilter who has been collecting antique Scandinavian quilts for decades. She has even written a book about them. It's called "Gamla svenska lapptäcken" (ISBN 91-550-3913-8) if anyone's interested. The quilt in the picture is from a place called Lidköping and was made approx. 1880 - 1890.