Thursday, February 12, 2009

Friday is my day: Ingermaaike

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Hrrrrrrr. Get your warm winter clothes ready, we will jump up to north, to Norway and meet Inger from Ingermaaike. She makes lovely and warm felt accessories; scarves, wrist warmers, necklaces, flowers, bags...you name it and from her other shop you will find some whimsical felt animals. And lately she has been very busy with yarn spinning.
Have fun browsing on her shop!
And have lucky Friday 13th! :)

ingermaaike.etsy.com

7.40 and my alarm wakes me, I crawl out of bed to shower and then wake the boys

The beginning of my adventurous and very glamarous day up in Norway where we moved to this summer from Holland.
My chair has been vacated by the Bruce dog who uses it as his bedduring the night


And I plonk down into it with my coffee and start up my computer the say hello to the EST thread ladies and see if something has miraculously sold from my shop.


My hubby will have lit the fire before he has left for work


The boys leave for school at 8.30 and before they leave I check the temperature


They walk up our drive where the bus for school will pick them up.

Once they have gone the dogs will continue looking at me till



I let them out the door where they go for a run around in our garden while doing their buisness, of course we didn't do our dishes yesterday so they are patiently waiting for me..


Then it is time to do some work, I have a custom order for a bunch of flowers so I select my wool from the cupboard

and set to work at the desk that is overlooking the valley below


In the mean time the woodstove needs to be fed wood so that is a nice break from the endless jabbing the wool for flower making. After an hour or 2 I decide to go for a walk with the dogs, they love racing about in the fluffy snow and walking through it is great fun for me too.


The bread here in Norway is not quite my kind of bread so that means I make my own, today it has drooped over the edge of the form, njumm extra crust!


At 14.45 the boys arrive home and as it is too cold to play outside they first do homework and then read in the huge pile of comic books they have.


This is for me time to be spinning and I have started knitting a jumper from the wool I have spun.


My sweet hubby arrives home at 16.30 and I start preparing dinner, weeat early so the kids have time to watch some tv before heading off to bed.
In the evening I knit or spin some more keeping an eye on the EST thread while my hubby surfs the net and around 10 pm we head off for bed. Usually we watch a series or movie in bed before drifting off to sleep.

Tomorrow my day will be mainy the same again. Calm, quiet, silent with a bit of creating thrown in here and there.

27 comments:

  1. Wow! What a great feature of Inger! Cool!

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  2. Great to visit Inger and her family! I feel all fresh and awake now after my visit in the cold! :)

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  3. You're so amazing to find time crafting and chat between the kids and dogs! Thank you for sharing, Inger & Heli!

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  4. yummy bread and life Inger!:)

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  5. What an adventurous life I lead eh? Thanks Heli for showing it :-D

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  6. what beautiful images and a wonderful glimpse into Inger's world

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  7. arrrrghhhhhhhh that is the perfect life ...the perfect house ... the perfect scenery and the perfect bread ....

    so brilliant ...

    xxxx

    yay Inger !!!

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  8. What wonderful surroundings to work in! No doubt very inspiring!
    Seems it is possible over there to live a slower life ....is it?

    ThnaksHelis for this Fridy item.

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  9. Your life looks very chilled out Inger (in many ways!) cute kids and doggies too!! fab read - thanks Heli and Inger!!

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  10. Great days you have, Inger! I love how your workplace overlooks the valley! Awesome! :)

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  11. :) What a great walk in your world :) Thank you both SuoerH and inger :)

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  12. Hey! What a nice feature! I like your office, Inger.

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  13. Nice to read about your day Inger! thanks for sharing, both Inger and Heli! Greetings from Sweden!

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  14. I love the peaceful surrounding you have up there, space to love and breath! Thanks a lot for sharing a bit of your daily life Inger:)

    -minna

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  15. Eh, I meant to say "live and breath" but I guess love and breath is good for us as well, lol!

    -minna

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  16. oh, Inger, what a fabulous sight you have there sitting on your work desk, must indeed be very inspiring to live in the middle of nature!!!!!
    Great to have a peep into you life!

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  17. so lovely to see into your world Inger! so much inspiration!

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  18. Thanks for your story! And all the pictures.
    What a great place/surrounding you live in, and your boys look very sweet!

    I'm really amazed by your spinning work, wow, you learn fast!

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  19. Thanks for your story! And all the pictures.
    What a great place/surrounding you live in, and your boys look very sweet!

    I'm really amazed by your spinning work, wow, you learn fast!

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  20. What a lovely feature!It's so great to see Inger's day!And all this fantastic snow ...

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  21. What a great life Inger has! Such a cozy house and wonderful oven! Wow, love the landscape! Nice kids and cute dogs! What more can you ask for!

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  22. sounds magical and very quiet - only the minus 18 degrees !!!!!!!!!!!!!! i could do without!

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  23. Inger Its very nice to see your working space and house. Your kids are lovely.
    bests,
    Toosis

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  24. I LOVED this. Inger has such an incredible life!

    nanouke

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  25. So great day! I just love the design of the kitchen, havent seen these kinds of kitchens since I was little :)

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