Friday, 10 December 2010

The Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize is an international prize which is awarded annually by the Norwegian Nobel Committee according to guidelines laid down in Alfred Nobel's will.
Whereas the other prizes are awarded by specialist committees based in Sweden, the Peace Prize is awarded by a committee appointed by the Norwegian Storting. According to Nobel's will, the Peace Prize is to go to whoever "shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses". The prize includes a medal, a personal diploma, and a large sum of prize money (currently 10 million Swedish crowns).

The Prize is awarded at a ceremony in the Oslo City Hall on December 10, the date on which Alfred Nobel died.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2010 to Liu Xiaobo for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China. The Norwegian Nobel Committee has long believed that there is a close connection between human rights and peace. Such rights are a prerequisite for the “fraternity between nations” of which Alfred Nobel wrote in his will.

For over two decades, Liu Xiaobo has been a strong spokesman for the application of fundamental human rights also in China. He took part in the Tiananmen protests in 1989; he was a leading author behind Charter 08, the manifesto of such rights in China which was published on the 60th anniversary of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the 10th of December 2008. The following year, Liu was sentenced to eleven years in prison and two years’ deprivation of political rights for “inciting subversion of state power”. Liu has consistently maintained that the sentence violates both China’s own constitution and fundamental human rights.

The campaign to establish universal human rights also in China is being waged by many Chinese, both in China itself and abroad. Through the severe punishment meted out to him, Liu has become the foremost symbol of this wide-ranging struggle for human rights in China.
I will honour Liu Xiaobo by giving some Japanese fabrics in one of my giveaway!

Monday, 6 December 2010

Only 5 days left....... Reminder of my Give-Away :-)

Sorry, I'm late to post my Give-Away-gifts.... but Friday we had our Christmas party at work and Saturday I gave a party at home for some friends. Yesterday I had a lazy day at home; watching television, sleeping and trying to tidy up my sewing space :-) It is very cold in Raufoss these days ( - 20 degrees Celsius; brrrrr) so we drow to a friend of mine and bought some more firewood in the afternoon. I simply forgot to take pictures of my gifts, but tomorrow I will post the photo.
Until then, take care!!

Embroider A Cute Free Santa Design - Happy Ho*Ho Holiday Tea Towel

Friday, 3 December 2010

Pictures from our last meeting in Vestre Toten Lappelag

 Kristrun is making this tablerunner with place mats for her mother as a Christmas present!
 AnnAKa has made the pattern and I love these dashing flowers.
 Two cosmetic bags in different sizes also from AnnAKa's patterns....
 A blue pencil case to a little boy :-)
 .... and a merry one for a girl...?
 Astrid has sewn a tablerunner by using old embroidered pillow cases and tablecloths. What a great idea!!!
 Close-up-pictures of some areas of the tablerunner.

 Torunn with Christmasstockings made to her grandson and some other relatives :-)

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Blog anniversary in a week time;-great giveaway ahead

It has been 3 year since I started blogging and there is so much to celebrate:

Over 300 posts
60 000 visitors
Many friendly comments
(Nearly 3 years since I finished my cancer treatment :-)

Of course, I could not have done it without YOU and as a token of my appreciation I am hosting a Give-Away!
I am grateful for all of your visits, regardless of whether you comment, follow or have bookmarked my page.

I have three wonderful prizes to give away!
 - I will post some pictures of the prizes later. 
Good luck!
Here are the details and rules for my giveaway;
1. One lottery ticket: You must be a follower or become a follower and
then leave me a comment that you'd like to be entered into the drawing.

2. One lottery ticket: Blog about the GiveAway and post a link on your blog. Please let me know about it :-)

3. One daily lottery ticket if you leave a comment for each day from today and the following 8 days.
- optimal number of lottery tickets will be 9.If you don't have a blog, please leave me an email address where I can find you :-)

I will keep this GiveAway open through 10th of December - the birthday of my blog.

 To be in the draw all you have to do is leave a comment on this post or the following posts next week, with the only requirement being that you provide either in your profile, or in your comment, an email address so that I can contact you if you are one of the winners!
International visitors are very welcome to enter! Only one comment per person/email address each day until 10th of Desember will be eligible to enter the draw. Get it? Start spread the news about the giveaway!
And 3 of you will be winners because like I said I have 3 prizes.
(Warning - you can't comment the day after a post and have it count! I will be checking the times/dates).
The draw will take place in the afternoon on Friday 10th and at which time comments to this post will be closed. The winners will be announced here on my blog immediately, and will also be contacted by email. I'm off to Berlin the very next day!!!
Good Luck and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Keeping bags for my student-girls in Trondheim

 Instead of an Advent calendar for my student-daughters I have made these keeping bags for Hanne Beate and Synnøve. This solution is a temporary one; they have a shared Advent calendar with their little sister Gunhild at home. And I have started to make new ones for them....... The bags are filled with sweets and goodies; one parcel for each day until they are coming home for Christmas.
I ordered labels from minanamnband in Sweden some weeks ago. They turned out to be very handy. Perhaps these band will be my driving force behind finishing some of my UFO's.....I bought 200 pieces so I can go through many projects, hehehehe.

Knitted mini Christmas stockings

 Aren't they cute these knitted mini Christmas stockings from Little Cotton Rabbits? The pattern is here.

Monday, 29 November 2010

100th Post Giveaway from Merry Made Quilts

Rebecca Merry is celebrating her 100th post on her blog and she is giving away 9 fat quarters in this fun sunset colorstory. So bright and beautiful. I'm thinking of the North Norwegian Midnightsun when I admire these colors.......

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Christmas Fair at Presteseter

Overview picture from the Christmas Fair at Presteseter last weekend :-)
An acquaintance had this crafty bag......
Mrs Løkken with some of her Tilda-look-alike dolls. I really liked them :-)
An old suitcase filled with hearts in different shapes and a Santa-couple.
More dolls and Santas displayed.......

Her Santas are strange characters
A pin cushion made like a muffin and an Angel-doll.
Wenche from Gjøik Quiltelag and member of Vestre Toten Lappelag is keen on exhibiting her patchwork and quilting.
Two cozy covers for hiding the bags inside the wine-carton .....
A tablerunner-and-doily-gathering. Beautiful!!!
Purses, bags, pompadures gathered in a wonderful mixture.

The Christmas Corner....

Wenche is sewing a great deal throughout the year. She attends "Kjerringtreffet", the Christmas Fair at Prestseter and in Fjellhallen, Gjøvik. So if you want to buy something from her; try the Christmas Fair in Fjellhaven in Gjøvik this coming weekend :-) Or leave a comment to this blog and I will tell her....

Torunn and Ruth from Vestre Toten Lappelag are good friends. We went together to this fair and had a great time. Some money were spent on presents and we got inspired to make some of ourselves. We enjoyed coffee, waffles and a long chat as well.

Great giveaway from Bestemor Drillo

For no reason at all Bestemor Drillo want to give away 3 tablerunners...... She appreciate the contact she is getting from all people out in Bloglandia, so feel free to 
1) pop in and say hallo and leave a comment
2) blog about this giveaway
3 ) become a follower

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Great giveaway from Retreo Mummy

It's only one day left of this great giveaway from Retro Mummy's store! She is giving away a fat quarter in each of the Sweet Broderie fabrics from her shop. 14 fat quarters and she is going to pick three winners!! 
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