Friday 26 June 2009

Helen's giveaway :-)

Helen's giveaway!
Leave a comment on Helen's blog and you will be in the drawing for a free copy of her latest stitchery-pattern (BOM); " Twas the night before Christmas".
Gorgeous it is!!!
I want it sooooo much!

My baby-girl is growing up :-)

The birtday-girl to the left.
Gunhild celebrated her 16th birtday by attending a football match for her team Gjøvik FK.

She made a really hat-trick and scored four goals during the match. Clever girl!!!
It was very warm weather, so the girls were tired after the game.
Gunhild is always in a very good mood, but on midsummereve she had every reasons to grin.
Happy birtday-girl!!

Her birtdaycake. A layercake with strawberries, vanilla custard and of course whipped cream. Mmmmmmmmm!!!

Lovely visit last weekend :-)

Last Sunday Ruth visited me.
We had a great day on the veranda with a lot of quilter's talk. Surprised?
Ruth had made this lovely pompadour for her aunt.
Close-up of the pompadour. The little brown stripe is really swell among all the other blue/grey-fabrics.

Sunday 21 June 2009

Visit to Quiltekroken (quiltshop in Bergen, Norway)

I'm been busy lately, but here are some pictures from my Bergen-trip.
Windows of the quiltshop Quiltekroken.
Temptation.... :-)
BOM with heart-motifs.
The same quilt from an different angel to show the quilting.
New fabrics in exciting colours. A suitcase filled with goodies.
AnnAKa's tablerunner "Ung løper".
This quilt made me think of sunflowers.
The tablerunner "Ung løper" again. Different colors make a diversity.
A pillow made of red and white fabrics.
The European Capital of Culture is a city designated by the European Union for a period of one year during which it is given a chance to showcase its cultural life and cultural development. A number of European cities have used the City of Culture year to transform their cultural base and, in doing so, the way in which they are viewed internationally. Bergen was an European Capital of Culture in 2000. The manhole cover in the streets of Bergen is called "Bekkalokk" and the city replaced the old ones before 2000.
In 2003 Bergen Quiltelag had a quiltingcompetion among their members. Margunn Vatshelle won with her "Bekkalokk" in fabrics and patchwork. Her quilt is amasing artwork both in colours and technique. You can admire it in the quiltshop :-)
Hearts in hearts.
Babyquilt with bear-stitchery. Cute.
A lovely quilt made of many stitchery blocks and wonderful colours.
High up on a shelf; youthful bags.

Tablerunner with hearts.
A taste of summer......
Disappearing )-patch-technique is used for making this throw.
Witch-tablerunner from AnnAKa to the left and tablerunner with roses from ???? to the right. Both really fine.

Friday 19 June 2009

My trip to London

When I went to London for the first time of my life with my oldest daughter Hanne Beate I didn't want to search for quiltingstores. But I knew that the famous Liberty have a fabric unit. So I spent half an hour inside this exciting store. It is a beautiful Tudor revival building. According to wikipedia, the timbers used in this building were taken from 2 ships. It is the most original and stylish department store in the world.

I bought 5 half metres and 30 cm of a orange fabric from Kaffe Fassett. The fabric prices where under half of the Norwegian level for the same fabrics :-)

Tuesday 9 June 2009

I got mail and I'm going to Bruce Springsteen's concert.

Saturday I got a new Australian Homespun and it was lovely :-)

I also got a parcel from Hancock's of Paducah with these wonderful fabrics; 1 1/2 yard of MODA FIG TREE QUILTS PATISSERIE PETIT PINK FROSTING and 2 MODA FIG TREE QUILTS PATISSERIE HONEY BUN 1.5"X 44" 40 PIECE.

Last weekend I bought 2 of these funny flowers. Last Friday I bought another 2. I simply love them :-)


Have a nice week. I'm off to Bergen. Guess what? I'm going to Bruce Springsteen's concert in Hoengen in Bergen!!!!!!!!

Picture from his concert in Stockholm
and the press wrote among others this:

I Don't Wanna Fade Away
By Bo Persson
After "Idas Sommarvisa," the band stepped on stage and just floored it for their final night at Stockholm Stadion. The opening "No Surrender," "Badlands," and "Night" sounded even stronger and more focused than usual. During "No Surrender" the screen showed pictures of younger E Street days, as if illustrating the chorus. "My Lucky Day" was without a doubt the best version so far, with the Big Man delivering three killer solos--this song is opening up, showing us more and more of what it can be. On Friday I thought I witnessed the ultimate version of "Outlaw Pete." I was wrong. Longer than usual, tonight's epic performance was just unbelievable (there were even a few bars of The Shadows' "Apache" in the beginning), with a powerful vocal from Bruce and Steve's guitar bleeding into the slowly descending sun over the stadium.
The ongoing live love affair between Bruce and the Swedish fans is 34 years down the road, and yet the passion never ends. To show it, "The River" made its Swedish premiere, and the crowd went wild after the first chords of this magical performance. Then a really raving version of "Mony Mony," with Steve in his best shape. Hardly having time to breathe, a breathtaking "Trapped" made the stadium tremble and shake all over. Gary's bass was incredible.
Waiting in line before the show we heard the soundcheck of "Fade Away" and "Surprise Surprise." And now... here they were, both tour premieres. Bruce picked out the "Fade Away" sign, talking about this one being Steve's favorite and that it's a true rarity. Steve smiled but told Bruce to "Just sing," and Bruce said "Hope we don't fuck it up". They didn't. With a long, emotional monologue from Bruce, it was completely brilliant. "Surprise Surprise" with Bruce's 12-string guitar got an immediate response from the audience. Not played since the Asbury Park tour rehearsals, it sounded unbelievably fresh.
Again, "The Promised Land" impresses more and more. Some big hats off to the backing singers, Curtis King and Cindy Mizelle. Never overused, just really adding dimension and with surgical precision, like here and in "Lonesome Day".
The encores brought one of tonight's biggest responses from the audience, and a sign on stage: "Jungleland." The Big Man's solo was outstanding, and even Bruce seemed in awe of how he made the evening glow. An ecstatic "American Land" turned the stadium into a small, crowded Irish pub with nearly 40,000 attendants. Then the ultimate ass kicking-version of "Ramrod," pushing the overdrive to its maximum. Bruce and Steve as the true blood brothers, driving the audience crazy. "Dancing in the Dark" in a very intense version surely must be the stadium wrecker for Stockholm. But wait, Bruce has one more--he holds up a sign saying "Break stadiums, not asses," a reminder of how he slipped on the wet stage on Thursday's show. And just to make sure, "Twist and Shout" really turned Stockholm into our city of ruins. After three hours, the E Street wrecking ball once again shattered any doubt about them simply being the best live act there is. This one was special!

Saturday 6 June 2009


Yesterday a very good and dear friend turned 60. Randi Helene (also a quilter) is celebrating her aniversary today and Ruth and I are looking forward to her party :-)
(No congratulations from me on the blog yesterday because I went to Oslo and the seminar "Kvinner i tiden". I had a great time; will tell you later.)
Have a nice weekend everybody.

Tuesday 2 June 2009

My half-year cancer control

Yesterday I went on my half-year cancer control.
As I said before; I want to live my life to the fullest! We can wallow in self pity and misery or we can CHOOSE to make the most of the hand we are dealt.
Is life a bitch or is life a beach?
Is the glass half empty or half full?
You can choose to think positive or you can mope, it's up to YOU!!!!
I usually just calmly tell myself that worrying about it isn't gonna change the outcome. Until someone tells me differently, I do not HAVE cancer, I HAD it. But every time you have to go to the hospital for medical examination or counsel you think a little bit further ....

Tomorrow we are some ladies from work who are going to join a seminar in Oslo called "Kvinner i tiden". I'm looking forward to hear Kathrine Møller talking about how happiness and quality of life are measured in our society. She got breastcancer at the age of 27....

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