About living a creative life in a small commuity approximately 300 kilometres above the Arctic Circle

Sunday, November 18, 2007

It's Santa Time

Hi gals! I'm sorry that I've been absent, but life has really gotten in the way of blogging. So much going on with work, studies and some personal stuff also. But I see light in the near future. Next Saturday I hopefully am a satisfied producer of a (hopefully) succesfull music school show celebrating the Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. The weekend after there's a mini tour with the military band called Swinging Christmas. And finally I have one exam this semester. It takes place on the 7th of December.

Then there will hopefully be time to do some crafting again. I've knitted and crocheted a bit the last months, but nothing to brag about, so I'm really looking forward to having time to be creative with yarn and fabric.

Today's pictures are from the local arts and crafts society's Christmas Fair held yesterday. It reminds me that that it's only 36 days untill Christmas. The collection of nisser pictured here is quite nice. It's not American style santas, more the traditional Norwegian santas, which is quite nice, I think.

I've updated my webpage with a couple of new quilting projects; one I haven't showed here at all. There is also a new photo there which I'm quite satisfied with.

Do you remember that I wrote about my father-in-law learning to knit at the age of 88? He knitted himself a small afghan for his chair as his first project and then he continued with a scarf I told him was on my Christmas wish list. He finished that scarf only weeks before he died on the 25th of October. He will be deeply missed by us all. He was 89 years old, but he was a great example of that it's never too late to learn a new skill.