Monday, April 30, 2007
I've been sewing.
This little wall hanging will be displayed in my shop window on May 17th. (Even though my shop won't be open yet) For my non Norwegian readers, May 17th is our Independence day. We have big parades with all the schoolchildren, and marching bands with twirlers. Everyone is all dressed up in their national costumes, called a "bunad". (not EVERYONE has a bunad, but those who do wear them) And we eat loads of ice cream and generally we just enjoy ourselves and have fun.
The kids carry whistles and little windmills in red,white and blue, and the wall hanging has three of these little windmills, and the words "hipp hipp hurra for 17. mai" will be embroidered. (the cheer the kids say in the parades)The pattern was in the last issue of Quiltemagasinet.
I've made a small stitchery as well,this is a pattern from Northern Quilts. I realize Christmas is almost 8 months away, but I wanted to try out a new thread I hadn't used before, and some new crayons to add a little colour, and this was just a perfect size for trying out these things.
It says "make a snowman" , but I am happy to tell you almost ALL our snow has melted now, finally! I guess summer will come this year too!