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Berglind Snæland
Iceland
Welcome to my blog. I quilt, sew, knit, crochet, cook and bake.
Interests: Sewing, quilting, knitting, crochetting... all kinds of handcrafts Bútasaumur, fatasaumur, nytjasaumur, prjóna, hekla... allar gerðir handavinnu
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December this year is a BIG month for the family (the in-laws). Two babies born this week, a girl last Thursday and a baby boy last Sunday! And that, of course, means two new baby quilts for me :) Here's... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Doppan - english
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I LOVE friday evenings. I think it's THE-BEST-TIME-OF-THE-WEEK. Simply because the whole weekend is ahead and everyone can start rewinding. I usually cook something nice. Last friday we had lamb with "died-and-went-to-heaven" mashed potatoes with garlic and cream. For desert... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Doppan - english
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Yaawwwnnn.... stretch..... Wow!!! Over three months!!!! This has been a long summer break from blogging ... a break that stretches far into the fall! I'm NOT going to give you the list of excuses as to why I haven't blogged... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Doppan - english
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I was browsing through recent pictures and found these from last April. We took a family walk around the neighborhood and on our way we found this hopscotch someone had painted on the sidewalk. I loved this game when I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2014 at Doppan - english
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Sigh! It's been raining cats and dogs here all week! I still have some seeds to plant outside and my patio pots are waiting impatiently for the summer flowers. The only problem is that I really don't like to plant... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at Doppan - english
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I can't get enough of these fabrics! I've been playing with the scraps after the bed quilt. I always wanted to try sewing Dresden plate blocks. I bought some special rulers for it and thought it would be complicated. I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at Doppan - english
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To mark that on June 2nd little Dagur turned 14 months old I wan't to show you a collage of his monthly pictures, taken every 2. day of his first 12 months. It's amazing how much we grow and maturate... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at Doppan - english
Yes I asked her to cuddle under her new quilt but she didn't want to because it would spoil how good the bed looked, LOL -- and now I have to make the bed like this every morning hihihi She got the two little Hello Kitties for birthday two years ago and didn't wan't to return one of them, said it was Hello Kitty AND Mimmy (Kitty's twin sister) ;)
Toggle Commented Jun 3, 2014 on Strawberry quilt at Doppan - english
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Little Strawberry-Arna has finally got her quilt. The pattern is Strawberry Social (from Pattern Basket) and is available at Fat Quarter Shop. It's made of scraps, mostly from Tilda fabrics and the Walk in the Woods line by Aneela Hoey.... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at Doppan - english
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Gosh, I can be so manic! My mom and dad have rather green fingers, my dad loves dipping his fingers into the soil, cleaning the flower beds and cutting the grass. I grew up watching them growing a beautiful garden... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at Doppan - english
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FINALLY I've finished binding my bed quilt!!! The story of this quilt has become embarrassingly long. I started the front in the fall 2011 and finished it the year after, in September 2012. Halldóra, a long arm quilter, quilted it... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2014 at Doppan - english
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I'm still recovering after a 5 days volleyball tournament in Akureyri, north Iceland. First, it took me two days to pack for me and my hubby and for the kids to stay with my parents meanwhile. Then we flew to... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2014 at Doppan - english
Oh poor you!! Sorry, I couldn't help laughing though, I know the situation too well LOL Have a nice week
Toggle Commented May 7, 2014 on (64) 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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I promised I would show you some of my week's payoff and the first thing I'm swaggering about! are these bags (I've been quite excited to show you!) These bags can be for sewing notions, pens, cosmetics or what ever... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2014 at Doppan - english
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[Well, finally my blog is up again after some sort of an attack. Typepad has been working 24/7 to fix it for days now, lets hope it will stay this way] And now back to posting.......... FINALLY I’m finished cleaning... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2014 at Doppan - english
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Oh my, a month since last posting! I've had a really good, but very very very (get it?) BUSY days lately. Here is some of the things I've been doing, I'll blog about it in more details very soon. Where... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Doppan - english
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It's been a while since I posted... some weeks are just so busy I can hardly breathe. We took a one week vacation at a holiday cottage. So much needed!! The kids were enjoying themself, playing outside and inside and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at Doppan - english
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The Raven sweater is a beautiful pattern by Dagbjört at the Little knitting shop. I've heard so many great things about this lama wool you can substitute the lopi létt with [although I LOVE the lopi] -- I made this... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Doppan - english
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Here is a white candle flame hat, ready This one has the same rib size as the turquoise but after the rib I increased it more. It fits better for an adult (at least considering my knitting gauge). The turquoise... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2014 at Doppan - english
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Last spring I told you about Anna (at Thimbleanna) who sent me an email, asking me about nice knitting stores in Iceland. In short, I told her, we should meet and I could drive her around, showing her the best... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2014 at Doppan - english
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My "Gleðituskur" (the Happy Rags) are six perky ladies... and me... seven ladies at all ages, together in a sewing circle. We've been dating since... well... think think... many years, some have been together longer than others, but all seven... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2014 at Doppan - english
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Yesss... Helga gave me permission :) Here is the recipe for the Almond Cake, I highly recommend this one on a nice Sunday afternoon! [I doubled the recipe because of the big bundt cake pan] {Oh! And one more thing,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2014 at Doppan - english
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Here is the sweater "Kross" from Istex Lopi book #28 The pattern says you should use five colors but I thought three would do just fine. This sweater is quickly knitted because it's quite simple. The gap pattern was a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at Doppan - english
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Finally the flu got us. Eiki (hubby) came home last week with a sore throte and fever and then little Dagur replaced his dad. I had to hug and kiss the little lad so much it was inevitable that the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2014 at Doppan - english
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Here is a pretty and easy knitting hat. The pattern is from Sisse Holmstrup and can be found free on Ravelry. The hat is for Andrea and she chose the color herself. The only "bad" thing about the pattern is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2014 at Doppan - english