Friday, September 21, 2012

"This is my place"

fleece cat - Smokey, originally uploaded by Vilseskogen.
Says Smokey the cat, content in our garden.

My blue garden

Just some photos from our vegetable garden, safely secured inside 3 m tall deer fencing. Photos of the harvest is coming soon too. Enjoy!

blue garden funnels
white ceramic lab funnels with glass and marbles

Ball and chain
an old wooden pasta stirrer with a giant glass bead

blue garden - bottle bottom with glass
upside down blue glass bottle with glass pieces on top

 Indian glass
Indian glass beads hanging over the tomatoes

 garden views - painted olive cans
blue-painted old olive oil cans

 bird bath - oyster shells, insulator, glass, and enamel
our bird bath with oyster shells, glass, and an old glass insulator. The little white enamel container is there to keep at least some water in it - the bird bath seems to leak, or maybe the water is just evaporating too fast.The dragonfly mosaic was a wedding present from our friends in Arizona.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

memories of another summer trip

flying in, originally uploaded by Vilseskogen.
A few years ago we went to the coast of Maine, and it was gorgeous. I want to go back and see more of the blue water, brown seaweed, darkgreen forests, and gray and pink granite. I reminded me a lot of Sweden, and it had the same smells and very similar plants.... nice!

This photo is from Mount Desert Island (Acadia National Park), and the seagull on the right just happened to fly in when I took the photo.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Textiles from the past

Earlier this summer I had to change the fabric on my kitchen sofa. The blue checkered is my old fabric, probably made in China, bought in IKEA around 15 years ago. Under that was the stripes one, in white with yellow, red and blue lines. Might be bought, but probably home woven on a loom. Maybe my grandma did weave this, since I got the sofa from her and she knew how to weave. The next is certain to be home woven, brown, okra and black in patterns. To my surprise the oldest fabric is a printed one, with lovely roses, very romatic feel. The rose fabric I left on, and a new Ikea-fabric on top. This time striped in white, blue and red.

Maybe some day I can put a handwoven fabric on the sofa. My grandma´s loom is out of the barn and put into the guesthouse. I have decided to try to learn how to use it, with some good help from my aunt. Lots of new terms to learn, I´m reading up in borrowed books.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Happy Birthday, EH!

Massor med grattis pa fodelsedagen!!!

If I could, I would give you all these glass insulators. /LS