Monthly Archives: January 2007

The weirdness that is me.

I got tagged by Hannah to do the 6 Weird Things about Me.

The rules: Each player of this game starts with the “6 weird things about you.” People who get tagged need to write in their blog of 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names.

1) I can not listen to the radio. I get so horribly cranky if I can’t pick my music myself and have to listen to loud DJ’s that all seem to yell at the microphone.

2) I talk to myself a lot.

3) I hate buying shoes. I just hate shopping in general. Except for stash, books and music.

4) I hate being pregnant, but I love giving birth.

5) I am insanely organised when it comes to some things, but terribly disorganised when it comes to other things. I always know where everything is though.

6) One of my favorite things to do is to go out walking in the rain. When it is raining straight down that is. I don’t like walking in the rain when it is very windy outside also. But walking in the rain when it is pouring straight down and getting soaked to the bone… I love that!

I tagg the following people:
Rósa Tom
Rósa Bjarna
Ágústa (maybe this will get her to update hehe)
Anne S.
And whoever that wants to do this :o)

I started another biscornu last night, for my friend Colleen in NY. She sent me white Lugana in 28ct and one of the new variations colors from DMC. It is looking great so far and I can’t wait to stitch some more on it when I get home today. I was worked for almost 11 hours yesterday and was just exhausted when I got home. My mom came over and we watched Gray’s Anatomy (I love that show) and when she left I just managed to start the stitching and then I just crashed. Hopefully this evening will be a better stitching night for me :o)

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It has been way too long!

I haven’t blogged in way too long. I am sorry. Things have just been quite crazy around here, both at home and at my job. Nothing bad though, just very good and productive busy. I have been stitching though. Not much, but some. I also cleaned my house over the weekend and man does it feel good to be in a perfectly clean house!

I started and finished this biscornu last night. It is for my friend Robyn in Australia. Her and some other ladies from my worldwide stitching group are sending me floss in exchange for biscornus :o) I love that idea since floss (DMC) is so horribly expensive here in Iceland that I can’t afford to buy it here. And I love making biscornus so this is a wonderful trade for me!

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Robyn picked this variegated purple DMC floss for her biscornu. I stitched it on 25ct white Lugana and used Mill Hill beads for the sides. Every 5th stitch. The pattern is from one of my old Icelandic patternbooks and I love how it turned out.


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I am a very happy girl!

I am a very happy girl today. I got a promotion at my job! I had been thinking about quitting and finding something else, told my boss and she didn’t want me to leave. So I was offered a new and better position that I took. I start on February 1st! Weeha!
So me and my daughters are celebrating. We had pizza for dinner (they love pizza), rented a movie and are having popcorn. I just took a quick brake from the movie to blog a little. The little one is already asleep but Sumarrós is watching the movie, Mulan II.

I finally managed to take a decent picture of the scissor fob I made the other day. This is a free pattern from The Drawn Thread and you can get it here. There are other cute free designs here.

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It is so tiny! I did it one over one on 28ct fabric and I love how it turned out. I am going to take the ribbon away though and make a cute beaded string to attach to it.

I also finished ‘Joy’ in the L*K 12 Blessings of Christmas series.

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And made a start on Stitchers Acessory Book. I am so in love with it and I can hear it calling my name right now so I better get back to showing it and my daughter (who is also calling for me) my attention.

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Another finish!

Over the weekend I finished another one of Lizzie*Kate’s Blessings – Giving. It says Gjafir in Icelandic.

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We were going to do one picture a month but I really am enjoying these so I am doing them whenever I feel like it. I also finished Joy last night but haven’t taken a picture yet. I also finished a tiny little scissor fob over the weekend but haven’t gotten a decent picture of it yet. It is stitched 1 over 1 so it is really small and no matter how I try, I can’t seem to get a good picture of it. I am going to give it another go tonight and if it doesn’t work, then you will just get a bad picture.

I went to a stitching night with my Icelandic stitching group on Monday and it was wonderful. There were 2 new faces that I haven’t met before. I started my Stitcher’s Accessory Book and the colors are so beautiful. I am going to try and stitch some more on that tonight and see if I can get a good picture of it.

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Another Happy Dance. I like happy dancing (with my i-pod) into the new year!
Here is the other biscornu for the ladies that my mother works for. I loved stitching this one. I wasn’t sure about the pattern when I started it, but the more I stitched, the more I loved it.

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Looks good right?
Now I have to start working on a bookmark that should be sent out no later than the 15th of February. I am having a hard time picking a pattern for it, but I have narrowed it down to a couple.


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For sale/trade

I have some Magazines, patterns and other stuff that I want to get rid off. I would love something in return though. So if you see something HERE that you want and want to trade with me, drop me an e-mail at litlaskvis @ vortex . is (remove the spaces off course) and we will set up a trade :o)

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Me and my new boyfriend.

Oh yes. I am in love! So very much in love.
He is not my regular type of guy. And he is pink. But he is beautiful. And he plays me wonderful music. And he does what I tell him to do. And he shuts up when I tell him to. And he is shiny.
I love him!

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