Protest in Reykjavík

Thousands of Icelanders are protesting in front of the parliament. The secretary of state has motioned to withdraw the application to join the European Union, without putting the matter up for national referendum, as both government parties promised before last elections.

You can read more about it here.

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The Grey Picture

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All the grey ,,base” is done on the grey picture.  What you see here is the beginning of the fun part, the three dimensional embroidery.  I might add some delicate crochet too and even a little bit of knitting too, but it’s all going to be done in two or maximum three threads of embroidery floss.

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Snow

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This morning it was raining,  now it’s snowing and in an hour it will probably be raining again.
The icy roads and pavements are still going strong and the local ER is very busy receiving people with broken limbs.
Spring seems very far away.

The Cast is Off!

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The wrist is very sore, stiff, swollen and frankly creepy, but I’m still happy. Now it’s just a matter of time and (painful) exercises.

Happy New Year!

I wish you all a wonderful new year. 
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I did not risk walking on the slippery ice, but my daughter and husband had fun on our traditional new year walk today.

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Christmas

Merry Christmas to one and all.

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The holidays have been wonderful so far, a little strange perhaps since I have not been able to do everything I wanted to do, due to my broken wrist.
I am not much of a churchgoer but I usually go when my daughter is singing  so today I braved the icy pavements and ventured out for a little while.

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Á broken wrist is not serious at all,  but it’s quite annoying.  Simple things like dressing and showering are time consuming and painful and I really miss knitting and embroidering. And typing with both hands for that matter.
But I know I’m lucky.  I could easily have hurt myself much worse.

I don’t go out on walks right now. The fall has made me vary and I really don’t want to slip again. So I’m giving myself  time to get over it.  But I think I will start soon. The weather has been lovely and the snow is beautiful.

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“I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”

This video is from last night’s Christmas concert in Langholt church.  The girls are all taking singing lessons. Some are in their first year, many are in their second year and the oldest ones are a little bit further along in their  studies.