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Friday, November 12, 2010

Swaps and other fun stuff!

First of all- I am playing around with my blog background and header again, so if it keeps changing every time you visit it's just me having fun....

 Time flies when you're having fun.... I guess that's why my posts are far apart.... I am staying busy at work, teaching a fun bag class for a couple of weeks now, and life in general is busy.
Rauma came out with a great new pattern booklet with mittens, and Kristine wanted a pair with the Norwegian flag on one hand and the American flag on the other.... I have almost finished the Norwegian one (right now it is Danish.... I still have to embroider the blue cross in the flag...) Now I need to figure out how to knit the American flag on the other mitten.
We have a few new quilt patterns at the shop as well, and I started on this Christmas pattern from AnnAKa.  This is going to be a pillow, (I am making two) And there is a tablerunner with 20!!!! little Santas as well.  Lots of cutting and appliqueing- but I really love this pattern!

Now for the swaps:  Today I mailed out the parcel to my swap partner in the 3-2-1 Winter Tote Bag Swap hosted by Paula over at Coffee Time Stitches.  I am sending to this lovely lady over in Australia- I hope it gets there fast! I know my parcel is on it's way here as well from Jewells.  This has been a fun swap, I am so happy I joined in!

The next swap is THE swap of the year- ths SSCS.  I have the gift ready, the ornament is almost finished as well, and I should be sending this off as soon as the mailing date comes :-)
I just wanted to share another shot from our vacation.  This is Ola with my friend's cute little dog.  Have a great weekend!


  1. Love those mittens. SSCS...we are all busy!

  2. better get that SSCS finished....not long til posting now........
    can't wait to see what you sent and received in the tote swap......

  3. What pretty mittens...sounds like you are so busy! Your son is so cute, with that darling dog.

  4. Nice mittens, I really love Annaka designs so this will be cute too.


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