Thursday, 24 June 2010

Happy Birtday to Gunhild!

Sweet seventeen!
Gunhild is born on Midsummer Eve and looks like a Nordic Princess. I'm a very proud mother of course.... :-)

Friday, 18 June 2010

Early Birds

I have joined Judith in her group of "Early Birds". If you go to her blog and read the posts further down you will see how this Early Birds Christmas Crafting Club is working. There are some "Challenges" to participate in; so I hope to do the Sewing Challenge this weekend; “Make anything you like from 2 Fat Eight’s of fabric- any embellishments or trims are allowed and any essential background material like cream or white are also allowed…..easy peasy!
And I got this original free pattern "Kris Kringle" by email from lovely Judith.
Anyone can join in at any time; so why wait.....?

Goodies bought in Tromsø

Lovely fabrics bought in Husfliden in Tromsø.
My Birtdaypresent for Ruth; 4 x 30cm in blue-grey shades. She is very eager to use brown fabrics so I think she needs a little blue element :-)
I also found this stitcherypattern for Ruth. She is very keen on sewing stitchery and she is good at it as well.

Monday, 7 June 2010

Hurry up; Grethe's Flittinge Hender is having a giveaway

Grethe is having a giveaway to celebrate her blog's 40.000 visits. Isn't that great....? Well done Grethe! Hurry up; the drawing will be done Monday the 7th of June :-)

Friday, 4 June 2010

Drawing to stitchery

Where does the time go?
Can you believe that it’s June already?
I don’t know if it’s the same for you but the time sure flies by for me.
Isn’t that a sign of getting old? I hope not because I have too much stash in my house and too many idees in my head.
But I'm too busy working,..... and regional policy, ..... and district of sports activities and policy, ..... and trainer in gymnastics, .....and mum to three girls, .....and wife? No housewife for me, that's for sure. And this weekend? I'm planning a daytrip to Randi Helene's cabin because she is having her birthday :-)


In Washington , DC , at a Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007, this man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, approximately 2,000 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. After about 3 minutes, a middle-aged man noticed that there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds, and then he hurried on to meet his schedule. About 4 minutes later: The violinist received his first dollar. A woman threw money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk. At 6 minutes: A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again. At 10 minutes: A 3-year old boy stopped, but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head the whole time. This action was repeated by several other children, but every parent - without exception - forced their children to move on quickly. At 45 minutes: The musician played continuously. Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while. About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace. The man collected a total of $32. After 1 hour: He finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed and no one applauded. There was no recognition at all. No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars. Two days before, Joshua Bell sold-out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100 each to sit and listen to him play the same music. This is a true story. Joshua Bell, playing incognito in the D.C. Metro Station, was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people's priorities. This experiment raised several questions:
In a common-place environment, at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty?
If so, do we stop to appreciate it?
Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?
One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this: If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made . . . How many other things are we missing as we rush through life?

Slow down and enjoy life and this weekend!
Thanks to sweet Lonnie who emailed me this story!

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Sew Along with Kelly

 Drop over to Kelly's blog and read what you will need to make a great set of bags and accessories. She has listed what you need to get together to start sewing along with her over the next eight weeks.

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