I have moved

You can mostly find me here these days instead. I'll do cross-posting for a while longer though.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

.. I'm gonna make you pop-u-lar

After a long Christmas holiday filled with illness I thought I had rounded it off neatly with a strep infection.


Only to discover yesterday that Isabel's got a UTI.

This just never ends.

But! Tonight is a fun night. I'm going to Denmark to see the dress rehearsal of Wicked in Copenhagen.

My aunt works in the costume department as a tailor and has sewn a few of the costumes for the performance and she arranged tickets for me and my mother.

We're taking the train across the sound and we're all having dinner before the show.

We saw Wicked on Broadway in September and I know the English lyrics almost by heart, so it's going to be interesting to see in in Danish.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

House of Pestilence

I've been meaning to start quilting the runner both tonight and last night, but gotten caught up in old episodes of Fringe.
My husband watched it from the beginning, but I've only seen bits and pieces of the first and second season.

Our big girl has developed chicken pox too and she is in a really bad state. My heart bleeds for her. She had a big pox on her forehead that had gotten infected and she cried when we washed it out for her.
I had wanted to comb out her hair but I think several poxes hide in her scalp and I don't want to chance it.

I hope she'll start feeling better tomorrow. No new poxes have shown up today so - fingers crossed.


We usually celebrate Epiphany with family but this year that will have to be postponed. My dad's worried about contracting chicken pox because he's not sure he's had it.

Instead I'll go shopping tomorrow after work and we'll have a nice meal together on Thursday afternoon.

I should also try to get to a pharmacy to find some antihistamines for Isabel. I think she could use some.

Monday, January 3, 2011


Isabel's Birth Quilt

I made this quilt for Isabel in 2004 just before she was born. Today I can't believe I actually got it finished. A pin wheel design isn't something for a beginner.

It's not perfect but it filled its purpose and now it's too small for her. So I've been toying with the idea to make her a new one on the same design.

I have some French General fabric at home that I had intended to make a dress or skirt for the girls from. But I'm thinking a quilt would be just as lovely.

Fore thought


Over a year ago I saw a video tutorial on Youtube on how to make a Christmas tree table runner from a Jelly roll. It was super easy and I really wanted to have it done before Christmas this year.

I bought Fruitcake by Basic Grey for Moda and it's perfect for this. I used part of the jelly roll block to make curtains for the lunch nook and I had well intended plans to make a runner before the holidays.

Then Sofia got chicken pox and suddenly it was Christmas and no point any more.


But when my free Saturday rolled around on Jan 1st I decided to start it and that way I might have the runner done by next Christmas.

I basted it last night and started quilting it on my machine, but since I used green thread on the top and white on the back it looked really bad on the backside.

So I've almost decided to pick out the quilting I've done and hand quilt it instead .. after all. I have almost 12 months to get it done.

Sunday, January 2, 2011



I started a 365 photo project yesterday.

I won't beat myself up about it if I don't make it, but I intend to try.

I'll put up a link in the side bar to the Flickr set so it's easily accessible.

I also do not intend to post every picture here.
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