Sunday, April 13, 2014
nicole is going to be our moderator, you can find the thread here. it is such a simple and beautiful pattern, and will be so cozy to wear. keeping with the shetland theme, i ordered organic shetland wool for a traditional hap shawl, gudrun's hansel. another kal maybe? would love the company! :)
see you in a few days, i'm off to the islands this morning!! foxes!
Thursday, April 10, 2014
dear lovely friends, what do you do when life keeps happening, and your blog is not keeping up? make a four in one post! yes, this is a: where we went - made - bought - met - post. and a thank you post, for all the kindness for kimberly and mike, you are so sweet! thank you! okay, let's go...
WHERE WE WENT:
the scandinavian festival! i've got swedish roots!
we met cat, and learned all about inkle weaving
we met saami people
saw favorite books
helene's book was here, maryjane's too!
dala horses were well represented
viking dogs and a huge pile of onions!
they have swedish blue!
look! oh my goodness!
tables were set up with bobbin lace making in progress
we gave it a try, here is my sister, she got it right away!
it took me a little longer
this lovely woman didn't even use a pattern
this was my favorite, look at the little future wool lover
if you wanted, you could dress up like a viking
or make a floral crown
aww! so pretty!
we learned a little history
saw ancient crafts
and watched the end of a play about snip snap and snurr!
my sister and i had such a wonderful time together, it was a spectacular day, warm and sunny. and scandinavia! i LOVE all things scandinavian. we learned a lot about our heritage, and spent a few minutes with a travel agent vendor, doing a little wishful trip planning. our family originated in the north of sweden, our great grandfather was born in vadso, norway. we have been dreaming of going to norway and sweden for many years, and made a vow to really make it happen!
WHAT I BOUGHT:swedish soap...
WHAT I MADE:
WHAT WAS GIFTED:
WHO I MET:
once a year, abalone joe makes a trip down the coast, selling his abalone shells. every year he stops in for a visit and every year i buy several sets from him, and then give them away to family and friends. joe is a super kind person, i'm glad to know. and his sustainably harvested shells are BEAUTIFUL!
i've been walking and hiking a LOT, especially since my sister told me about this app, run keeper. it is the best! it's so motivating! getting moving is something i've needed a push with lately. do you have a favorite exercise tip? thank you for coming by! it's almost the weekend! have a wonderful one!
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
last summer also). i was official witness and photographer on friday. my super darling son in law, mike, wood burned a plaque with the words 'we're having a baby', part of the plan to surprise his parents in wisconsin, with the news. kimberly and mike sent the wedding photos, along with the ones of them holding the plaque, slyly tucked between. aww! congratulations brenda and harland, first grandchild! and congratulations my children! really couldn't be more thrilled, yippee!