About living a creative life in a small commuity approximately 300 kilometres above the Arctic Circle
Monday, January 29, 2007
Last, I wanted to post another picture from our skiing trip the other day. It was so beautiful.
Sunday, January 28, 2007
We didn't get much snow before Christmas, but that has changed now. The week started with minus 10 degrees Celcius and lovely weather. We went for two skiing trips. The first one on Monday, but then we started too late to be able to see the sun. So we decided that if the weather was still ok on Wednesday, we would try get out before noon.
We took quite a long walk, more than 15 kilometres and we ended up in a place called Koven, which seemed almost untouched by humans. The slopes were excellent and we only met a couple of other skiers. It felt like being on the moon because of the silence and the cleanness of the snowcovered hills. And yes, we saw the sun!
On our way back we felt that the weather was going to change and boy it did! The next day it blowed and snowed and we just decided to stay indoors. It continued even worse the next day. We had to go into town for work and we had trouble getting there and even bigger trouble getting home. One of my DH's students called and said she couldn't come because they where captured by the snow.
Yesterday and today it has calmed down, but it still snows. My DH has been out removing snow three times this weekend. I did volunteer to help him, but he wanted to do it for the exercise. I've stayed indoors and worked on my Dear Jane. I've made four blocks this week and so far I've done 86 blocks. I've almost finished one of it's corners also. It grows slowly,but it grows
I've also posted a picture from the skiing trip on my webpage, if you're interested.
Sunday, January 21, 2007
A table cloth for my dining table, crochet all finished. The only thing missing was securing thread ends. Probably the reason why it still is in the closet. A gazillion thread ends to be sewn in. Since it's high fashion right now with this kind of table cloths, I've decided to finish it. I'm doing quite a lot every night and have done this for a week, but I'm still not more than halfway through. So I can not share it with you yet.
The project in today's picture (photo: DH) is the first large crochet project I ever did. I found the pattern in a Norwegian magazine Allers. The pattern is actually 20 years old so I guess the project is approximately the same age.
And if you wonder who the cute guy on the picture to the left is? It's my husband portrayed by his uncle 40 years or so ago. Lately he's also started blogging. You can visit his blog here
Sunday, January 14, 2007
I've also updated my webpage and I needed to shoot pictures of a couple of old projects. This cute heart was quite a challenge to do because of it's tinyness (4.5 x 4 cm). But it is sooooo cute, that it's worth the effort.
I've also finished a pair of mittens. I plan to open a small webshop where you can buy them on February 1st, but I won't promise that it will be up and running from that day exactly.
Now I'm going to read your blogs:-)
Sunday, January 07, 2007
Yesterday evening we played for 2000 people! It's not often we do that, but our new years concerts are almost sold out every year. Nice music, a festive audience and champagne on the back room afterwards is a nice start on our professional year.
Crafts wise I've set some goals. In January I'm going to:
- work on Richards quilt
- finish the crocheted bed spread
- knit mittens
- make Dear Jane blocks
I'm also making new curtains for our dining room. I bought some lovely fabric in Trondheim and I'm looking forward to redecorate the room.
Last year someone asked to see a closeup of the quilting in my quilting etude. I do not know if this is close enough, but here's at least a better photo than earlier published. The thread is the gorgeous silk thread I'm using for quilting, redwork and embroidery.
I wish you all a creative new year.