Thursday, 23 December 2010
We have full winter up here in the north of the globe. Strange it was when I received The Summertime Issue of Homespun today!
We have the most cold and wintry weather at the moment.
But the snow brings a lot of light,super light if I only had
the time to sit down with some stitchery:)))
Winter or Summer, Oh,how busy we all are preparing for Christmas. All around the house here we have Santa's, as well as Nativity groups(picture of my OPAM for December next week) Our big day is in the Evening of the 24. of December.
The parcels for small and ground-ups are placed under the tree.
And on the 24. our family first go to Church, then the big meal
and so we open the parcels.We dress up nicely,all the women in our
family wear their national costume.
We have pork-roast,3 different sausages,cabbage and potatoes. For pudding
it is creamed rice with lovely red blackcurrant syrup. The one that finds
the almond in the rice pud wins the lovely marzipan-pig :-)
Very Norwegian this meal,together with 2 other favorites: lamb and cod -
all depending where in Norway you live. Just so that you know .......
Yes,the snow is so lovely and chalk white.On the snow,just for display,
you see my set of the two log cabin tablecloths that I made last year.
The Santa with skies and poles has been with us for a long time. The
the little log cabin Santa is newly sewn. The Christmas Star flower
has lasted for years.It is -17 out there now. This year,this weekend,it
is supposed to be the coldest Christmas for 110 years!
All the best,and I wish for a peaceful Christmas around the world.