Sunday, December 27, 2009

Oh, I totally forgot what I was trying to blog about on Dec. 24th but in Iceland Christmas starts at six pm. that day. Here it is, it's plain and simple.

Merry Christmas to all.

Blog trouble.

I'm having a trouble with this blogging thing. My fault entirely of course, but although I caused it I simply can't fix it. I was trying to post some photos on Dec. 24th and blogger was giving me some trouble, instead of giving up until later I stubbornly started poking buttons and right clicking. I ended up making all the options like inserting photos spell checking and so on disappear and can't make them reappear. Can some good soul out there help me. It would be dearly appreciated.


Sunday, December 20, 2009


This was supposed to be the last picture in the post but I forgot it until to late, I'm not very good at adding photos to the posts to begin with. This is the Fractured Star done and posing for a photo just minutes before it was on it's way to a wedding with us on December 12th, I got a phone call on the 6th with the news and an invitation to the wedding. The morning after I took the top and spent the next five days basting, quilting and binding it. And I made it, with time to spare. Barley. Lol. I like how it turned out. DD1 and hubby are the holders.

This is what last week was all about. DD1, Steina's graduation on last Friday. I was busy all week finishing her Icelandic costume which was her graduation present and also baking for the party that was held yesterday at her grandparents home. Our house would never have coped with all the guests she had invited so I was so relieved when my darling MIL offered her home.

These photos were taken after the graduation, she was so happy with her costume but I have to shorten the belt because it slips down. It's not supposed to so big gap between the chain and the belt. Most of the silver is from my grandfather sister, I had to have the flowers on the sides made though. My aunt had a silverwork embroidery on her costume but I simply don't have the patience for it (I've been doing goldwork embroidery for near two years now and it's so boooring)

Here are the sisters, I've already made the costume for DD2 although it's two and a half year until she graduates. Steina was supposed to graduate last spring but everything got awry when she got mono last winter. She did not get better until late June when she had her tonsils removed, but they had gotten to be a HUGE problem because of the mono. We are all so happy that she has finished collage and that she's well again with healthy color in her skin. It's taken her so long to get rid of a really ghastly pallor.

Yup, that's me in the middle and I think it's only right to mention that both my girls are wearing higher heels than me. Lol.

And here the grandmothers have stepped in, my mom on the left and MIL on the right.

The school hosts a graduation dinner for the students and their family, we have to pay a small price for everyone but the food is always superb, DS2 graduated in spring 2007 and I'm amazed again how the school cook can make such a great banquet without charging us with higher price.

Steina had the most guests with her. Here are her friend Thordis and DS2 Johann. He is sick with flu but would not pass the opportunity to taste again the food prepared by his favorite cook.

My mom.

Smari, DD2 Ebba's boyfriend and my FIL Jon.

Steina and me.

My MIL, Munda and DD2 Ebba.

Ebba and hubby.

And Steina.
DS1, Jon had to work so he could not be there with us.

All the photos we took at the church where the graduation took place are so dark that I wont show them here but Thordis took photos too and I hope I'll remember to ask her to upload them in to my computer. Or download.... or what ever.

Now then it's the wedding I mentioned at the beginning of the post. Here is the bride with her father. She's one of our summer kids, came first when she was twelve and stayed with us for three summers as a babysitter and a helper around the house and the last year as a helper on the farm. Later, when she was seventeen she lived with us one summer while working at a fish factory in town. A wonderful young woman and very dear to us. The men on each side holding cameras are her brothers.

The groom, a very nice and likable young man, with his father.

I´m seeing now that my camera is not so good. I took a lot of photos but most are so dark. Here is our priest, Agnes, with the bride and the groom and on the side is the bride's father holding the soon to become couple younger daughter, she was not happy to be taken from her mothers lap so the ceremony could take place.

In addition to the two daughters they have one boy but although they got married after having three children like we did they declined the notion of having one more "legally" like we did.

I just realized I haven't mentioned their names. She is Steinunn (Steina, one of our Steina namesakes) and her husband is Stefan. We wish them a happy and peaceful life.


Hubby's birthday.

I'm late again with a birthday post as hubby turned 45 on December 2. I have no photo of him since he was a baby but this photo was taken when he was four months past his 13. birthday. He's wearing his confirmation clothes.

This is a photo from his first driving license so he must be seventeen in it.

I've been trying to get a good photo of him but he always turns away from the camera. Drat the man. I'm not going to show you the photos he makes a face at me or closes his eyes or some other silly thing.

These two photos were taken the evening before last at a dinner party held at DD1 school in a celebration for the graduation students and their families.

There will be more photos from this event in the next post. And by the way, hubby had a happy birthday. Lol.