Friday, May 3, 2013

I'm back!

Hello everyone out there!  I have been really horrible about writing since I came back home to Norway from our vacation to the US.  I can't believe we have been home for almost a whole month yikes!

Anyways we really enjoyed being back in our homeland, hosting a "Berry" fun Strawberry Shortcake party for our little girl's first birthday, and seeing lots of family and friends.  Of course luckily I did get to do a little craft shopping while I was home :)  I really do appreciate the access to all of my faves, Hobby Lobby, Michael's, and Jo-Ann Fabrics, especially after squeezing my stroller in the tiny hobby shops in Norway.

I wasn't up to much of any crafting or stitching wise while on vacation but I did stop in to get some cross stitch pieces framed by Wheaton's Framing.  The first piece was my YOTA piece Baby Monkey Sampler and I can't wait to see how it turned out!  I also had Letter Writing by Carl Larsen framed and I am still waiting for it to arrive in the mail.  The owner of the frame shop was gracious enough to mail it back to me in Norway for no additional charge :)  I really hope it doesn't get lost in the mail...

When I came home I started stitching a small Christmas ornament from the JCS Ornament issue but I don't have any pics to share with you yet.

I plan to write a post about the fun I had decorating for my little girl's Strawberry Shortcake theme Birthday Party but here is a teaser pic of the amazing cake we ordered from a local bakery in Michigan.  I wish I could take credit for how beautiful it looked and how great it tasted but I can't!

I also have started to slowly work in a project for a SAL.  I was supposed to finish the first part in February but I just finished charting the whole design out.  (It is a big one at 360 x 310 stitches).  I will show it off when I have some more progress done and hopefully I can stitch quickly to make up for being 3 months behind on it!

Happy Crafting All!


  1. Welcome back! It's so nice to hear from you again. Hope you had a great vacation - it sounds like you had fun!