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onsdag den 18. januar 2017

Time to get started again...



Happy New Year! - can I still say that?

I know it's been a while, and I'm so sorry. The flu I got in early December, has been a constant companion for 6 weeks. Yesterday was the first day I was afebrile. Hooray !! Lars and I thrive more and more in our small apartment. The day has found a rhythm, and we enjoy it.
This morning we've talked about "cutting" the week into 3 sections - boxes if you will. We have some interests that we want to begin to look at again. It is a big interest for the both of us. It is genealogy. We talked about setting aside the weeks's first 3 days for genealogy, then 2 days for what ever we want to do - and then the weekend for things together, church ect.

Now for something completely different: My daughter Kamilla made a weaved basket for me - I needed something to stand on my desk.
I covered some toilet rolls and the weaved basket with some Vivi Gade Design paper.



Then I made 2 flowers using a die from Heartfelt Creation.




Have you every wondered if the small pearls from these bags can be used for anything?
They come in many shapes and colors... if you want to, try (at your own risk) using them in the middle of a flower...



I would love to have used the leaf stamp and die from Heartfelt creation also, but I don't have the die, and as far as I have understood, they don't make it anymore.


In stead the green leaves were made with an old punch I had.


onsdag den 28. december 2016

Who do we follow?

My husband and I had a long talk today about what determines who or what we follow.
 
Ex. Do we believe it is our own choice what we choose, or is it a massive advertising that affect us? 

Have you at any time, seen an advertisement and thought, I don't fall for that! And then perhaps months later your buying the product? 

What do we fill us with? 

I believe that we fill our subconsciously with things every moment of the day. . Does it make sense? Inappropriate movies with tough talk and inappropriate scenes - is itv indifferent to see it? Or do such things comes back in unnoticed moments again, to fill our minds? 

I think it's very important that we are notice what we will fill ourselves with, be it music, movies, talk mm.





mandag den 26. december 2016

Between Christmas and New Year

Finally the flu is coming to an end. It's hard to be ill during the Christmas season. 

In Denmark we celebrate Christmas, on Christmas Eve Dec. 24th. 
We eat, read the Christmas story in  Luke 2, sing carols and exchange gifts.
 
Due to illness I was unable to make all the preparations for Christmas as I usually do - this gave me time to think about the true meaning of Christmas: The birth of Our Savior Jesus Christ's, and all the things we are doing in this regard. 

Do we really need all the glitter, ornaments, food and gifts that we give?
 
He, the son of a king, descended into poverty. 

How can we pass through a haze of glitter, color, light, food and gifts and still remember the real purpose of Christmas? 

My wish is that we will try to have him in our thoughts more, live life a little better - and thus show our love for him.


A digistamp from Beccysplace:
Birdhouse with wines
Thank you Beccy for sharing your beautiful stamps with us.

søndag den 18. december 2016

A slow day...

I'm still not fit for fight, but I'm getting better day by day. I saw a card on pinterest, and I just had to make it. 
I try new kinds of cards, it's fun, but also a little difficult.



Ellers har jeg blot lavet disse kort:

Flower from Stampin Up!



lørdag den 17. december 2016

Winter flue

With a winter flue, I'm not doing much. I just want to share something with you though.

It is a tradition in many Danish homes, to make a "nisse"-town/scenery (not an alf or pixie, but kind of). Some "nisser" will tease people and some will help Santa with pressents. In many homes a scenery looked a little like this, when I was a little girl:



To day it looks more like this:



In the beginning of our marriage, we made one like this every year.

Then some years ago Lars told me, he had seen some very fine christmas houses - would I go with him and take a look at them?
I was in - right there and then. So now we don't make a nisse town, instead Lars creates a winter landscape.
Here some pictures of how it looks like this year. Enjoy - we sure do!



























fredag den 16. december 2016

A new album



I'm still learning, and I love every step a long the away. I find it difficult to make photo albums,
but I love the process  - and I plan to learn it...

We had a scare this week. Lars didn't feel so good, so we went to the emergency physician. He suspected Lars had a blood clot in his left leg. He wanted to admit Lars, but could not get permission to do so - because he only suspected it. What????? We did not understand it. He went to the hospital for tests the day after, fortunately it was only a vein that had burst in the knee, and the blood had caused the leg to be swollen. As if that wasn't enough, Lars has an outbreak of Erysipelas.

One can not say that we are bored, there is always something going on in our little home.




A To and from - card


A album I'm trying to make.











mandag den 5. december 2016

Where can I turn for peace?


Please, Lisen to this song, it is so beautiful.


I've looked forward to a time where there was no more pain, just peace in our life - and home.
So, with that said...
My daughter invited me to the church christmas party, and I said no, knowing I would miss out on my grandsons first christmas party, but I told her I had to decline, so I could come to church. I have longed to come to church  so many weeks.
So I looked forward to that, but come friday night, something became to feel wrong in my left side. I'd gained a lot a weight during the weekend, and my fod and special around my knee, was in so much pain that it was difficult to walk. Sunday came, no church instead a headache like no time before, and I walked like a drunk person


I went to the doctor this morning, believe it or not, there's 2 things wrong. 


  1. I need iron, so new blodtests has to be taken this comming friday, and I might have to go to the hospital next week to have it in IV. That's all right with me, I've done that 2 times before. The lack of iron could cause the headache and the lack for coordination.
  2. I am now waiting on an MRI scan, the doctor is sure that I have a meniscus injury. After a MRI scan there might be so a telescope operation to fix it.

Where can I find peace? Only in the belief that my Redeemer is with me, he knows when my cup is full. That he loves me and carries my family and me through our challenges. There's just been so many the last 2 years.

It does not mean that life will be easier ... and yet, my faith gives meaning to the challenges my family and I meet. That it all has a purpose and is not in vain. My belief in that - makes it all worth while.

With that said, you who reads this blog, and thus take part in my thoughts and life, I wish you a very blessed Christmas month.

These are the projects I've been working on lately.




A tea dispenser - I've wanted to try to make one for a long time.

A Valentine card - to the left closed - to the right it is opened.

One of Mo Mannings beauiful digi stamps mummus kissa


Another of Mo Mannings beauiful digi stamps aunt helen  

The last, for now of Mo Manning is this digi stamp that I just love, so much so, that by mistake I bought it twice...
potters shed


Another Valentine card