Monday, September 21, 2009

Creative weekend

I've been creative this weekend! After some weeks without doing much, I got around to do this mini-quilt from Art to Heart. I love Nancy Halvorsen's works! It says "the only thing better than a friend - is a friend with chocolate"! It's so true - so true - isn't it?! After I completed it I noticed the "l" in chocolate came a bit too close to the "o", so it looks like the word is "chocdate" - LOL! I started working on the mini-quilt Saturday morning, but couldn't find the fabric for the head, hands and legs, so I gave up and went out sanding the railing on the porch.
We got it made approx one year ago. After it was done I put two layers of oil based varnish on it to protect it from the rain and scorching sun. I don't know if it is the combination of the weather as well as not so good quality on the varnish, but now it is time for maintenance. This time I'm going to paint it - brown - so it resembles wood. I sanded down almost half of the railing, and yesterday I spent approx 5 hours doing the undercoat. That is why this part - as you can see - is white now. My MIL - who lives next door - gave me a bowl with freshly, roasted peanuts, and said; "you're working too much!" :) The peanuts were still warm - delicious! It was so sweet of her! Yes, I confess I was tired after spending that many hours doing the undercoat, but I'm also glad I managed to do that much. It has to be done before the rainy season sets in - in a couple of months. Fortunate hubby made dinner and did the dishes so I didn't have to think about that too! :))
This is how part of our garden looked like this morning. Wild iris in bloom. 4-5 years ago we brought a couple of small plants from the forest, and now it covers almost the entire flower bed. They are so beautiful, and the greatest is that they keep the weed away! :) The flowers last for approx 10 hours only. This is the 5th time they are blooming in only a few weeks.


5 comments:

Sigrun said...

Søt liten quilt du har laget Astrid. Og jeg er helt enig sjokolade er kjempegodt, særlig Freia's melkesjokolade, hvordan klarer du deg uten? Jeg regner med at den ikke er å få kjøpt der nede hos deg, eller kanskje den er?

The Heart of Paul said...

Oh wow is that the railing on your HOUSE?! What a nice green view!! I'm so jealous!

And your mini-quilt is great! You're so talented Astrid!

zarina said...

Astrid - you are so right. Do you have any chocolates - preferably with nuts?

Sølvi's blog said...

Den bel riktig søt den sjokoladequilten din. Minner meg på at jeg har visst det mønsteret liggende ett eller annet sted jeg også...

Nettie said...

Your blog is amazing Astrid! It looks like pure paradise where you live! best wishes, Nettie