We’ve spent Easter at our cabin with grandson. There is a long tradition of naming Norwegian cabins, and while I’m not sure people still do this, husband named ours Helgero (which translates directly to “Weekend peace and quiet”). I did not take any pictures of the cabin, but I’ve got something better – artwork.
I made this quilt for him 7 years ago. It says "Welcome to Helgero" and is the first thing you see entering the house. I used one of husband’s own blueprints as a pattern and copied it line by line onto the quilt. I had to include his orange cement mixer (batcher?), a few sheep and a birch tree.
Our flag was finally up again after I did some repair work on it last year and spring was working its magic day by day, draping a sheer layer of bright green over the birches.
It was such a lovely break catching up with friends we hadn’t seen for a while and having family up for dinner, and of course, life never gets boring in the company for an almost 4 year old. We’ve been playing soccer and games, making-launching-and-looking-for boats, baking a cake and just having a lot of fun.
This was not so fun however; not fun at all really. Grandson fell over and got a cut in his cheek which had to be taped up at the ER. He was such a little hero and did not make any fuss whatsoever. I on the other had felt so bad that it happened on my watch, but at least it was properly taken care of by a doctor. The funny thing is that I brought a bag with fever reducing medication after our last drama up there and I don’t travel anywhere on holiday without a small first aid kit. Oh well; I couldn’t have done a proper job on his beautiful face even with all the appropriate remedies at hand.
Got to go, I have a pharmacy to raid for first aid stuff; more pictures of old(er) quilts at the cabin later. Have a lovely day!