Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year and update


Happy new year

Happy new year to all of my blogging friends.  In about 6 hour a new year is starting.  Do I have any plans for next year?  Yes I do, but I will tell you all about it in time.

I need to update my list of OPAM.  I have totally forgotten to take photos of a few things sendt off as X-mas presents.  I still hope it can count.

This is a baby quilt I made for my brothers new baby.  As you probably can see, it was a girl.  This pattern worked well for the fabrics I had in my stash.

 x-mas present for a little girl 

You have gotten to know Zappa by now :-)  The quilt was approved by Zappa :-)

Zappa testing a x-mas present

I also made three tea candlelight bags and three candy bags as x-mas gifts.  Sorry I forgot to take photos.  The tea candlelight bags are simular to the one  May Britt have made.  The candy bag type I made  you can find at Hannes blogs.

See you all next year!!

Hugs from Nancy

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas spirit

Traditional dinner the day before Cristmas Eve is prepared end ready to be enjoyed.  Only tree of us, but beer and Akevitt is a tradition.  This was yesterday!

Grøt og spekemat lillejulaften

To night is the night!  Christmas Bells are ringing and we are ready for dinner.


Zappa is having his first Christmas and boy was he excited with all the dingeling dangs hanging on the Cristmas three.

Zappa waiting for the presents

All animals is in title of a special threet Christmas eve. 

Feeding time x-mas eve

Rex is visiting for the holidays and this is how it looks like at feedingtime Christmas eve.

Feedingtime for the cats

Before feedingtime the cute pets had a nice playtime together.

Gizmo and Zappa 

Gizmo and Zappa playing.

lets play

Rex and Zappa playing.

Whats up

Zappa hideing in the firewood basket.   It work incredably well with the tree cats together. 

Merry Christmas to all my followers.  And a Happy New year!

Hugs from Nancy

Advent gifts

May Britt, Hanne and Bente have spoiled me with advent gifts.  This is what I received from them Third Sunday in Advent.


Last sunday in  Advent I receiced a beautifull tin from May Britt, a cute note pad from Hanne and a lovely makeup pouch from Bente.

Advent presents

My mom and I also excange adventgifts.  We do 24 days and I will post a separate post about her Calendar gifts.

I’m sorry I have not been good on blogging in December.  Life does not go as planned allways.

My dear MIL passed away December 20th after being hospitalized on and off for allmost one year.  She passed away peacefully at the age of 91.  Peace bee with her memory.

Hugs from Nancy

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas spirit

Last part of November and first half part of December is such a hectic part of the year. I had to make priorities. Sorry about that. Ok, I have made presents, packed and sent off to friends and relatives. I have made some traditional foods and this week the cookies are planed. I try to have a calm perspective on Christmas preparations, but it seem like busyness is a part of my traditional Christmas. Don’t get me wrong, I love Advent and all the preparation I love to do from first Sunday in Advent until Christmas Eve. I plan my preparations and I have a strong rule that if I don’t get all my plans come through and all my cleaning done last week end before Christmas eve, it’s not necessary to be able to celebrate the holidays. I stay true to this rule because it makes me relax and enjoy preparing for the holidays.

Advent is a wonderful time. I have some great friends joining Advent surprise gifts every Sunday in Advent. Also my mom and I have exchanged Advent calendar gifts for many years.  A part of our tradition.

This are the gifts I opened from May Britt, Hanne and Bente (no blogger) this morning.


This is the gifts I have received the two previous Sundays in Advent.


Thank you so much May Britt, Hanne and Bente.

MIL is in the hospital again. DH is up north this weekend to visit her. Hi did not know she was hospitalized until he arrived in Tromsø.  He is returning home tomorrow night.

I have a few Christmas surprises for him on his return.

I’ll tell you all about it in my next post, and I’ll also have new photos of Zappa helping me making Christmas presents :-).

Hugs from Nancy