Friday, May 30, 2008


We stayed in and played today :-) Ask really loves his train!
Didn't get any sewing done, I had to tackle the mountain of laundry!

The weekend will be busy too, and next week I have to start studying for my exam.... So who knows when I'll get to finish the I SPY. Of course I already have a ton of ideas for my next project! LOL!

I never did show you my finished paper.... Here it is:

Tootsie is on tv! -see ya....
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Thursday, May 29, 2008

I SPY quilttop done!

Look what I did today!
I really should have done some laundry, but Ask slept most of the day, and since we don't have a washing machine in the apartment, that was really not an option... Lucky me! So I sewed :-) And I'm really happy with how it is turning out.

I have a few different ideas for what borders -if any- I want. to decide?!

What would you do?

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Another day at home

These are the pants I forgot to take a photo of yesterday. Viola wanted to wear them to kindergarten today, so I guess they have been approved :-)

Ask stayed home with me, he still has a cold.... We went out for a walk, he loves to sit in the backpack-carrier, and it's so much easier for me to get around that way!

And look at this find:

Someone was throwing it away! It will be perfect for Viola. It just needs a little fixing up, and it will be as good as new :-)

I also got my flickr Fat Quarter swap package from QuiltLady50 in the mail!

Look what she sent me! I'm so happy! Fantastic purple fabrics, a beautiful ribbon and a gorgeous handmade purse!

I am such a lucky swapper :-)

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Time to sew

I finished Violas Mickey Mouse pants today, they are mid-calf-length, which she finds very wrong! "Mom! They are too small! These are not mine they are Asks!!" So maybe I will put them away until they fit another 2 years :-)

I did sew a pair of pants she likes, I forgot to take a picture, so you'll have to wait until tomorrow to see them!

And Tonya was talking about forgetting things... I was driving myself nuts today, loosing everything. First, it was this:

I could have used a measuring tape instead, but I had just had it, and it must be here somewhere..... Eventually found it on my desk by the sewing machine!

Next it was my safety-pin. No, you did not misunderstand... This is my one and only safety-pin. Who, besides me, has only one!!?? That in itself is pretty silly (I always forget to buy more), but then loosing the one I do have!! That is really bad!

Well, I found that too, and promised myself -again- that I will buy myself some more safety-pins asap :-D

Now my sweetie is getting impatient, we have a stay-at-home-mini-date-while-the-kids-are-sleeping planned -so I'm off!
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Monday, May 26, 2008

Manhole-cover quilts

I managed to find the photo of the quilts, and I scanned it so you can see it. Obviously I did not sew these!
I re-read my post from yesterday, and couldn't help thinking, that you all must think I have lost my mind! LOL...
Turns out I went to this quiltshow in 2001 or 2002! That's a while ago :-)
These are quilts made from pictures of japanese manhole-covers, you can see the drawing on the paper next to the quilts....well, they are quite small!

There are several flickr-groups dedicated to pictures of manhole-covers, from all over the world: Japan and New York and several other places.
Who knew they were popular?! I sure didn't :-)

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Sunday, May 25, 2008


I went to a quilt-show once....ages ago it seems. And there were a lot of beautiful quilts there, I am sure. But for some reason, I only remember one quilt, this was before digital cameras, so I don't have an awful lot af pictures!

The quilt was called manhole-cover, and apparently, the quilter had taken pictures of these for years, and had finally decided to use one of the designs in a quilt.

I thought it was beautiful, and a fun idea.... I took these photos today, wouldn't these designs make some fun quilts?
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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Lazy saturday

Ask and I played with trains today, I'm not sure this is the way they tell you to do it, but it's effective! LOL!

Ask and Charles napped together, and while they slept, Viola and I went shopping for a birthday-present for a friend. Our favourite bookstore is right by this churchtower, very originally called "The Round Tower". It was built by King Christian IV in 1642. It was built as an observatory, and originally it also held a library and an apartment! Imagile living there!
Now it's used for exhibits.

This is at the foot of the tower....Viola really wants to go up there, so next time maybe we will, and I can take you along with us :-)

We got a huge cookbook for our friend -regretted that many times as I was carrying it home! And I found Dr. Seuss translated to Danish! "Horton hears a who" is one of my favourites, but no point in reading it to my children in English... So I was happy to find it, and the translation is really good too!

We have read it twice already, but it's a bit long.....little ones get impatient :-)
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Friday, May 23, 2008

Movie night!

I had a great day with Ask, he is still not well, but he's doing much better... He took a 2-hour nap, so I got a lot of work done! My parents were here to help us out today, and they took Viola out for the day! She was treated like a princess all day long -such a wonderful treat!

And now I'm watching Runaway Bride with my sweetie! -forgot where I found the picture....

Thursday, May 22, 2008

I've been tagged!

I've been tagged by Trifty Mrs :-)

The rules: I have to answer 6 questions about myself. At the end of the post, I then tags 6 people and posts their names, then go to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they have been tagged and asking them to read my blog for the rules. Then, I must let the person who tagged me know when I've posted my answers.

1: What was I doing 10 years ago?
I was 25, and I was working in a store in Århus, Denmark.

2: 5 things from my to-do list today:
1: Write
2: Meeting with professor
3: Sort laundry
4: Read the rest of the litterature for my paper
5: Have fun with children

3: Snacks I like:
Coca-cola, ice-cream, cookies, cake.....pretty much anything unhealthy! LOL!

4: If I were a millionaire....
I would drop out of school and be a stay-at-home mom

5: Places I've lived:
1: Frausing, Denmark
2: Århus, Denmark
3: San Francisco, CA
4: Copenhagen, Denmark

I won't tag anyone, not that I don't think memes are fun (I love reading all your answers!) but it's late, I've been working all day....

My little one has a cold so bad he can barely breathe, and I just want to go to sleep! LOL!

Anyway, there should be a much more interesting post tomorrow. I'll be at home with Ask, there's no way he's going to daycare with that cold!
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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Royal Danish School of Library and Information Science

This is my school. It's not a very pretty building, and I'm afraid it's not much prettier on the inside. But I guess that makes it easier to focus on the job at hand?!

I really wanted to show you the whole place, but then I forgot to take pictures :-(
Hopefully I'll do better tomorrow?! And now, I must work, and dream of the things I'll sew when I have handed in this paper!
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Monday, May 19, 2008

Slim pickings

These, and my computer, are pretty much all I see these days.... The books are usually open though, and spread out all over my desk. LOL. Add to that the mountain of photocopied journal-articles, my pens, my notebook, and the everpresent Coca-Cola. That's what I surround myself with right now.

So as you can imagine, I don't experince a lot of blog-worthy stuff......but, hey! That's life too ;-)

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Miniquilt done :-)

The 6"-12" mini quilt for the Flickr swap is all done. You'll have to wait until Imagingermonkey has received it before you can see it :-)
I'm happy with it!

On our way today, we passed this church in downtown Copenhagen. I think it's beautiful!

And thank you all so much for the comments on the tent-situation! I have definately gotten some very good ideas -and links- and I have high hopes for an ugly-tent-free future! Thank you :-)
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Saturday, May 17, 2008


Viola and I went to the Danish equivalent of Home Depot, and she really wanted to bring this little house home -and the slide! Can I have the slide, mom? Pleeeeease!!
But no :-(
We bought the stuff we needed, and to make sure the trip was not all bad, we went for something to drink...
Also I needed to figure out how to bring home that 80x80 cm bulletin board we bought.. I know my bike is big, but it's not that big!

This slush-ice did make her feel a lot better about the whole no-we-cannot-bring-the-house-home affair. Especially when she figured out, how red and blue make purple!

It's not that I don't sympathize with the play-house situation. This is the tent my kids play with....and let's just be honest, it's very very ugly!

We just don't have enough room to have a house that can't be put away. When taken down, this fits nicely under our sofa... But it is still ugly!

Then I saw this in a magazine:

and I thought.... Hmm, this is pretty! Maybe I could sew a pretty tipi for the little ones? It would be pretty, it would be something I could put away when it's not being used, it would be made with love...

So.. Does anyone know of a pattern, or some instructions for making a tipi?
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Thursday, May 15, 2008

On my way...

Everyday when I leave home, I pass this beautiful place. Right in the center of Copenhagen. Just a few pictures for you today... I'm beat!
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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Huge presents! Happy kids :-)

This is what I did today, I worked on my paper. I'm happy to report, that Ask is doing so well at daycare :-) He already has a lot of little friends. One of the other boys gave him a hug goodbye yesterday! I was so happy!
I missed my post last night, because I fell asleep.......again!

Today my sister is here, and she brought presents for the kids. Ask got a Duplo giant zoo, he was a little bit afraid of the box -it was bigger than him. LOL!

Viola liked all the animals too...

She got the Belville royal winter stables, lots of pink and purple, glitter and princesses...
-and a few borrowed animals from the zoo!

They both had so much fun playing with their new LEGOs, I'm sure it'll be the favourite toys for a very long time...

I'm beginning to be able to relax a little when Ask is at daycare, it makes it a lot easier to get some work done on my paper. I can't wait until I'm done with it....

Monday, May 12, 2008

End of holiday-weekend :-(

I took the kids to the playground today, so Charles could have a little bit of peace and quiet to finish some work. We're trying out different places to see what works best with a 1-year-old and a 3-year-old :-) They both seemed to enjoy this playground!

They are going back to daycare tomorrow, and Ask will be starting taking his nap there soon. I wanted to make him a special set of linens to snuggle under.

So I made this...

Viola and I have almost finished the Mickey Mouse pants, but I'll show you when we're all done. Also I've been working on the 6"quilt for Imagingermonkey, but can't show you that, until she has seen it.