Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Picking mushrooms

Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year. I love to walk in the woods looking for mushrooms. It feels so good with the sharp air after the low temperature night. The autumn colors are beautiful. This year autumn walks in the woods have been a necessity as the remodeling of our kitchen and living room is going on. Just started on week 5 but it feels like several months.

This is some of the goodies I brought home last week.




Lys piggsopp 

I don’t know if this is a special Norwegian kind of mushroom.  Could not find the English translation at Wikipedia.  Anyone who can give the English name or does it only grow in Scandinavia?


I had to prepare all the mushrooms in the camper. That is where we make dinners too. The only place in the house we can have a sit down dinner.

Tomorrow I am having a planning evening for our Huston trip. The only place we can stay is in the camper.  Love our camper ;-)

My sewing muse is hiding somewhere in my sewing room. However, this 1 ½ inch scrap square box is full and I have started working on reducing this single box of scraps.

Full boks

Drop buy to see what’s happening.

Hugs from Nancy

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

My sewingroom

Last week end I went to Bergen to give classes. It was so much fun.

33 ladies made my little needle keeper. I have never before had so many ladies in one class. I think it went very well.

Mine NålerMine nåler utside

Saturday and Sunday 7 ladies made my Toilet Bag with lots of pockets.

Nancys toalettveske

From my class.

Flittige kursdeltakere

I’m giving classes in both this models at Quilten, Arendal this fall. I’ll blog the schedule in Norwegian later.

Show and tell from classes in Bergen.

Joana Gomes’ “Grisefin veske”

Grisefin veske

Crazy flowers with Inger Naterstad

Crazy blomster kurs

Christmas with Kristin B. Johannessen


and my Toilet Bag

Toalettveske kurs

Thank you all in Bergen Quiltelag for a lovely week end.

I have also made new models of my folder for Sewing machine needles. This is for a class at Lappemakeriet, Bærum Verk November 19. and 20.

Symaskinnåler symakinnåler blå

Mommy’s little helpers are doing what they can to keep the sewing room a calm and relaxing zone.

Selskap på syrommet

Hugs from Nancy

Thursday, September 16, 2010

What is going on?

I’m back! I am sorry about my absent but sometime life just gets in the way. I’ll give you the short story.

Vacation in our camper was wonderful and a great success. We enjoyed ever single day driving about 5000 km. Seems like the Gizmo and Zappa have enjoyed staying ”Home Alone”. Just look what DS2 caught with the camera.

Men Zappa da

Home again the vacation mode kept on, but than a phoncall changed it all. We had made arrangements for renovating our kitchen and living room this fall. Second day after returning home the company called and wanted to start in one week. My stomach fell too the floor. So much to pack down in boxes and so much furnisher to move to the garage. On top of that DH had a busy traveling schedule this fall. First things first. I got the company to give two more weeks before starting. Now my house looks like this.

 Kjøkkenet Livingroom Terrassen

I was not totally prepared for all those small things that had to be taken care of during renovating process. Deciding paint for this and that, handles, tiles, kitchen details, Zink, type of flooring. Shopping for new furnisher is the part I enjoyed J

Our laundry room is our kitchen for the time being. We have a microwave and a water heater. Dinners are things that can be heated in microwave or take-away.

Our TV room is in my sewing room. Yes, can you believe it! DH have moved inn with his big screen and recliner. I’ll tell you, Soccer in my sewing room does not go very well. I miss the peace and calmness that I usually enjoy in my sewing room. However, some sewing have been going on. More about that later.

Hugs from Nancy