New table decorations...

Here is Sofus with the table decorations I am making for our Christmas table. I am going to put the name across the antlers so we know where we will be sitting!

Sofus wanted to be involved in the process, a very helpful lad!

Otis watching over Jesus...

Follow the star...



this wire tree is actually my sisters' I think she got it from South Africa..I added the little bird and we always have our chili lights up in the Winter, gives a lovely warm glow!

these are the angels I made a few of years ago, not having a tree this year so they brighten up our ceiling-most cheery!

....this Mexican nativity set I have had for 21 years!

love Christmas, if I wasn't pregnant I would be knocking back the gløgg too!


Nearly done!

Been busy with putting the embroidery together for Alice and Charlie...

It's fussy but I like it that way. The one thing I should have thought about was the size as it's bigger than A3 so going to be hard to frame! ooppsss...


yogic bliss...

here is Al and Charlie doing some yoga position I know not the name of. Christian took the photo which was then on the cover of a yoga mag a few years back! They are stood on a rock here in DK. I believe it was a sunny but cold day in October!

yum Minna and I are just enjoying some hot chocolate, the drink not the band...!


crocheted love...

here is another picture for my lovely sister and her hub. They are very welcoming people and often have guests staying, friends from all over the globe.. Alice is a wonderful cook, tasty veggie stuff. And for the last 4 or 5 years has discovered crocheting, which I have no patience or skill for whatsoever! She has crocheted many presents for various friends and family, including cakes(my favourite is batenberg and donuts!) a beaver, a fish, a cat in a bin....and blankets for Minna and this next one!


dog in a tea cup!!

I am presently making an embroidery for my sister and her hubby. It's one which I have long promised to make. I wanted it to reflect all the aspects of their life together. It all seemed so overwhelming so I have just put it off for perhaps the last 4 years...they travel everywhere and have many interests. But after the last Selvedge magazine and reading about Arthur Bispo do Rosario I got all inspired. So I started with this dog in a cup which is the sort of thing which can bring a tear to my sisters eye on a vulnerable day. Then I continued with individual pictures which I will put together in the end joining with braids, ribbons and the like. Not buttons as Charlie has a phobia of them.
I aim to complete this in the next 3 weeks so I can take it to the UK and give it in person!

I was planning on it all being hand embroidered but due to time limitation I dug out the sewing machine...!


This one I made for my friend Anne who also turned 40 in October. I spent so long making this and felt quite teary that I wasn't able to give it to her in person. I have known Anne all my life and it's at times lilke birthdays or births of children that I feel sad that I live so far away in Denmark!
Anyway she was most happy with her present so that made it all worth while, and I am planning on a quick trip over soon to the UK so hopefully we will meet up! I have to plan what animal to make for my other friend in the UK, I have until June to plan and make that so that's great!!


Here is an embroidery I made for my friend who turned 40 in August.


Retro pottery

I love these plates from Norway I have just found at a local flea market! and I got 2 sets, well pleased. There are often lovely pieces of pottery from Sweden Norway Denmark or Finland.

I think this design is so beautiful with all the woodland creatures!! I was on the look out for something quite different, so it's always a pleasure to come across unexpected treasure.


Minna walks at last!

To celebrate the fact that Minna has started walking I made an embroidery of her walking her pull along brio hound! She is so very happy with herself and I wonder sometimes what took her so long (She is 19 months!) But hey she's a cautious lass... I have now overcome my block of using the laptop for blogging, (any excuse) truth is I'm a lazy lump and have only made embroideries for presents and not found time to pursue my dwindling enthusiasm for the sewing machine... Who would have thought that Minna finding her legs could ignite the necessary drive.
Will ensure it lasts, and put my book down more often.