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Friday, February 8, 2008


I am sorry it has been a week since my last post... Last weekend and this whole week has kept me busy with all three kids getting the flu- one after the other.... Monday Ola was in bad shape, he had a bad astma attack along with a high fever- and he's still not well again, he's been home from school all week. Sigve was home from school Monday and Tuesday, and Kini came home early on Wednesday- and she's still home sick. This morning Sigve had a sceduled surgery at the hospital, and he's at home now, a bit groggy from the sedation during surgery. Tomorrow we're leaving for Toten to celebrate my father in law's 80th birthday, and I am just praying the kids will miraculously recover tonight :-)
I haven't had time to do a lot of sewing- but I have finished the first two blocks of "Truly Scrumptious" and I started the third block this morning at the hospital. The placemats are still on my designwall- waiting to get finished, and I got some great new patterns and books at the shop this week that I am just dying to start.... And of course I have to try all the new gizmos that came in as well, like the yo-yo makers and paintstiks.
With a lack of brand new pictures, I will show you this block that I made for the birthday block swap- the lady has received and opened it now- so it is safe to show. She requested a "Wizard of Oz" theme in bright primary colours- so here's what I came up with- the house that fell on the wicked witch of the East (it was East, right??)
And while I was in the brightly coloured mood- I made this bag with some Dick and Jane fabrics I had ordered LOTS of for a small quilt. The pattern I used for the bag is "Candy" by Melly and Me. I made a mistake on it- but I am not going to tell you what it is.... if you take a look at the original you will see it right away. I will make more bags like this one- but without the mistake...
Hope you have a wonderful and healthy weekend!


  1. Your children have beautiful names ! Hope they are better soon. I love the Wizard of Ok block with the stripy legs - fun !

  2. Hope everyone feels better soon. Your Wizard of Oz block is fabulous!

  3. All children sick, that’s bad. I hope they will soon feel better. I love the Wizzard block you made and the bag is really gorgeous! I love the fabrics and colours you used!

  4. Hope good health and happiness return to your home soon. Love the witch legs under the house! I'm not good with directions but I think it's East, too. The D&J bag is cute!!

  5. Sorry to hear ALL the children are sick. Better days will follow. You stay well!

  6. Speedy recovery to your family. The block is cute, and a wonderful bag! I get so many compliments on my polka dotted one!

  7. I hope you are all feeling better soon!

    The little block is so cute, it certainly is the Wizard of Oz! Did you design it yourself? It's great.


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