Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Helgero

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!

11 comments:

  1. Så fin liten bonad. Ni har haft en mysig påsk i hyttan.

    Din "Comfort" är en av mina absoluta favoriter. Gav den (papperskopia) till en kollega som var lite ledsen...hon har den inramad på sitt skrivbord. Hoppas det är ok.

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  2. Awww, what a brave little soldier he was! Looks and sounds like you were all having a lot of fun until that happened.

    Love your little cabin quilt - the cement mixer is such a fantastic detail and it made me laugh too!

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  3. Poor little guy! Your cabin quilt looks wonderful and I’m sure the real cabin is a great place to spend weekends and holidays!

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  4. Beautiful work. So glad you had a lovely weekend with your family. Hope the little one will be ok x

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  5. What a beautiful place to have a cabin to relax in and enjoy family. What a brave young man but I'm sure it didn't slow him down too much.

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  6. There I was thinking what a great time you were having in your cabin when up pops the picture of your gorgeous grandson - poor little guy! I hope he's feeling better now!

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  7. Love the cement mixer detail! Cute. And the photos look like you had really nice weather too.

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  8. So sorry about the little trooper! But kids are so resilient he will be over it in no time. Lovely quilt, and I really like the name of the cabin, with 5 dogs there is no Helgero here! xox Corrine

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  9. Beautiful quilt! Hope he's feeling better. Life is never dull, is it.

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  10. So sorry to hear about your grandson's accident. He is a brave young man. Love his quilt and especially love your flag. Have fun at the cabin.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  11. Wonderful quilt for your cabin. It must be nice reaquainting yourself with the quilts when you visit. I hope your grandson is better. i bet he recovered quicker than you.

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