Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
I pretend that spring is just around the corner, even though I know in my heart of hearts, that it will not show it's beauty for at least 3 months! But if the waiting becomes snowy, frosty and sunny I will not complain.....
Sunday, December 28, 2008
It has taken me quite a while to finish this grown-up "Mini-like" cardigan. Actually it has been lying in my knitting basket far too long, but whenever I saw it I didn't feel like working on it.
BUT now it's done and I think that I will be happy about it in the future. Anne-Sophie loved this one too, so yesterday we bought yarn for a "Mini-like" cardigan for her in the most adorable bluish colour....
It's going to be knitted by me, so I hope it will be a bit faster to work on the 2nd time....
Friday, December 26, 2008
Otto - the courageous dog - decided to go winterbathing. He absolutly adored it and ran through the cold water as fast as a lightning. Good thing that we had a warm and fluffy towel in the boot!
I had started this sweater for my sister in November. It was meant to be a Christmas present for her.The pattern is from Hjertegarn and the yarn is soft wool - Lima. I didn't want some itchy yarn for my sister ;0)
But when I all of a sudden had to go to hospital in the beginning of December, I thought to myself that my sister would have to settle for a sweater without sleeves for a while!
Home from hospital I didn't feel fit to knit, but at the same time I really needed to make something with my hands......and I thought that it was so annoying that I couldn't finish the present in time for Christmas. All I had to do was let time pass by.
Luckily it all got a bit better later on and I started working on the sweater. Due to the big needles it didn't take that long to get it done.
Then I only had to wait and see if she liked it and whether it would fit? I did however have some secret conversations with my brother in law, where he told me the measurements of my sister's arms. (Secretly taken from an old sweater of hers).
She liked it!! And now Anne-Sophie would love one too.....
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Every single one of the presents have been perfect! My sister knows just what I like...
Today was no exception. When I opened the beautifully wrapped gift, this darling little angel was what I saw!! She's simply adorable - and she holds a heart with hearts!!
I adore the Medusa figurines for their naive expression - and some how the company keeps finding new and fine personalities for their figurines...That suits me well ;0)
I found the right spot for my new angel. Knowing what might happen to figurines in this house made me pick out a safe place in the window ceiling. So there she is protected by glass....holding her hearty heart, which will remind me of my dear sister when ever I see it....
Thursday, December 18, 2008
My dear niece Ida sings in the choir and I had looked so much forward to hearing her sing some wonderful Christmas hymns....I love to hear children and young people sing and the fact that the concert was in the breathtaking cathedral, also put a special feeling to it all.
I was NOT disappointed - it was SO beautiful and solemn. Every time I looked at Ida I felt so touched meanwhile the gorgeous sounds filled my ears and heart.
Thank you so much dear Ida for the beautiful experience....
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
It will definitely be a huge loss for all of us, who love great quality, perfect service and amazing fabrics.
I just bought these wonderful fabrics the other day, and I hope to take another look (read: buy some more) on the treasures at Små Tekstiler before it's too late......
I think you should have a look too while you still can - there's lots of gorgeous things.
Friday, December 12, 2008
"Ohhhhh!!!" was the only thing I could say, when I saw the contence of the gift. And I felt a big smile inside of my body. Never had I seen Christmas ornaments like these - BEAUTIFUL!!! "Have you read the card??" the pixie asked me, while he was sipping his warm beer. "I always start by looking at the card", I ensured him.....hoping that pixies are unable to see tears in the eyes of soft women. Surely the giver of this amazing gift was a woman with a splendid sense for beauty, and a woman with a very warm and caring heart. "Well, I had better be off" the pixie said to me in a very pixie-like way. "Do remember to send my best wishes and loving thanks to the gorgeous woman, in the most cozy village" I told the pixie.....but he was no longer in my house. His tiny footprints in my hall were the only signs of him ever being there..... Hopefully he has allready returned to the house of the sweet woman in the most cozy village. I'm so happy and grateful that Anne made him come my way........ :0)))
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
And this afternoon Anne-Sophie had bought this one:
I really like the older version of "Pride and Prejudice" which once has been transmitted on our national tv channel TV2.
Enough to see for a while....
Saturday, December 06, 2008
Well, a few days of this December passed by, without any of us using the advent candle at our house. It's still December the 1st.
I went to hospital all of a sudden to have an operation for - yet another (which actually is the 4th) - slipped disc. Not planned at all....!!
Once again, I felt the much appriciated love and warm care from my beloved husband & children, my dear family and my wonderful best friend.
Everything went well, and now I'm facing some weeks with a minimum of physical activity. I'm tired in my back and in my mind - BUT I'm together with my loved ones.
Monday, December 01, 2008
I haven't had an adventcalender for many years. I guess the last one I got, was way back in 1990 when I lived in London and was missing my family badly! At that time it was from my sweet sister as well....
Luckily I could open a bit of this one right away - even though I did all the boring things before opening it, to make the pleasure longer!!
Inside the shiny black wrapping paper I found 2 pairs of Noa Noa socks. I LOVE Noa Noa socks, and my sister knows that! Having cold feet is definitely not an option in my life...
My brother in law gave me this beautiful wreath to hang on our frontdoor. I just find it very cozy when our guests, through December, are met by a wreath at our door.
In the afternoon we decorated our house for Christmas. It's always a moment of joy and a source of great pleasure to see our box of Christmas ornaments again. So many funny and wonderful things, which we almost forgot we had....
Of course we have lots and lots of candles at this time of year too. Candles - among many other things and feelings - are a perfect example of the cozyness I associate with Christmas.
Our pixies were put in good places, hearts were hung in our windows and these figurines look at us when ever we pass their way.
On his way to bed Emil peeked through the window, which we have between our kitchen and our livingroom....he also had a great day.
Lying in my bed I couldn't help smiling in the dark and feeling very blessed to have a family like mine.
I truely think that each one of them enrich my life immensely by being the persons they are.....to me that will always be the very best part of Christmas...