Thankfully there are some things that haven`t changed. I am getting into the xmas spirit again, like I always do. A little late maybe, but now I sing christmas carols all day long to my colleagues great despair.
I haven`t done a lot of sewing lately, but I am learning how to knit (believe it or not). I have just finished my first ever sweather, now I just have to sew it together. How hard can that be?
18 years ago I started embroidering this festive costume from Tromsoe (my home town). It took me 3 years to finish it. This year is the first in 12 years that the costume fitted me again, and it was fun to be able to wear it on our national day and again at a wedding yesterday. The blue fabric is a fine woolfabric, and the shirt and apron is made from raw silke. The big flowers (called Tromsoe palms) is made with heeps of french knots ( I got to be quite an expert).
This has been a tiresome spring so far, breaking up and moving. I have landed on my feet in a new home for me and my boys, a little flat in a nice neighbourhood. No sewingroom, but I`ll manage :) I hope to get into the sewing spirit soon!
The training continues, I have so far lost 34 kg! Last Saturday I ran 10 km in a race in down town Oslo. I finished in 1 hour and 6 minutes, and as you can see I was very happy.
A "traumatic" incident with an old sewingmachine and a apron in my childhood kept me from sewing for decades. However, around the year 2000, I discovered that sewingmachines today are very agreeable, and I was hooked - for good! I have four sons, and I live in a small town, not too far from Oslo.