Saturday, 22 March 2014

Getting back on the horse...! And not.

Howdy-doo-dee!

Yes yes, I have been quite absent lately. But surely, there are plenty of blogs around to keep you guys occupied, so I am not feeling too bad :)

There have been some major changes over here the last couple of months or so. Some good, and some abit sad but nothing that is not life. Let's just get the sad part over with. I do no longer own a horse. My dear Slim is grazing in the heavens now, after a rather sudden passing. It is always sad to say farewell to faithful friends, but as I said; it is part of life. We had lots of fun, and I cherish all the good memories. He was a good little horse, and I'll miss him.


Goodbye boy..


After this rather big change in my life, I found myself with lots of extra time on my hands, and lacking an outdoor hobby. So I decided to take up running! I have always liked being physically active, but with work and stable chores, house chores and everything, I let myself go and didn't take particularly good care of my own health. Over the winter I was feeling depressed and, well... sick. Went to the doctor, and got full blood-work done. I was just Vitamin D deficient, luckily, so I knew it was time to realize that an effort was in order to get into better shape. Now I have been running for two months, and have even entered in a 5k race in May. (There's lots of motivational drive in trying to avoid public ridicule...)

I feel fantastic already and have lots of energy, and I really recommend getting sweaty if you're feeling tired and down (but see your GP first, to make sure you're generally healthy).

Right!! Onto what's really IMPORTANT! Sewing!
There has not been any. I have knitted some though. But I have plans to change all that:)
Entering......: (insert drumroll)




I suppose most of you have already heard, but if not, lovely  Rochelle is repeating last years success of a truly fabulous 40s sew-along, and has just launched Sew For Victory 2.0 ! YAY!! Just what I needed now (and you too!). Time to dig out the best 40s patterns from the stash and get cracking :)
To see all details and general rules of the happening, click here.

I'll be back real shortly with my sewing plans for the sew-along! 





18 comments:

  1. Flott at du er tilbake igjen, jeg har savna deg! Trist med hesten din, men som du sier, det er en del av livet. Nå er jeg spent på hva du skal lage for "sew for victory". Jeg tenkte jeg skulle prøve meg jeg også, og inspirert av deg har jeg nå bestilt "Smooth sailing" mønsteret. Skal starte med blusen, og hvis jeg får tid skal jeg sy bukse også. Dette er litt skummelt!
    -Heidi

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    1. Å for en koselig kommentar :)
      Så gøy at du blir med på "festen", ikke skummelt i det hele tatt! Jeg har også kjempelyst å sy bukser, men kvier meg veldig kjenner jeg... Jeg har planer om en jakke, men om jeg har tid ville det vært moro å få sammen et helt antrekk med bukse også. Vi får se! Lykke til med syinga, det blir kjempegøy!

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  2. Really excited to see what you are going to make for Sew for Victory. It's such a fantastic sounding challenge. Id love to take part, but I have decided against it for this year. I have enough other sewing on my plate, and very limited time. I'm hoping to lap up the inspiration off everyone else, and then participate next year

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    1. Aw, too bad you're not taking part... I would've loved to see your make. But I understand that things can get too much :) Happy sewing anyway!

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  3. I think I am going to do it too. I can't wait to see what your plans are.
    I have many things on my plate for this month, but pretty open for April.

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    1. Yay! It will be just as awesome as last year I am sure! I was too late for the last one, so new I can hardly wait!

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  4. Hi Siri
    I'm so sorry to hear about Slim, you have some lovely memories I'm sure.
    Well done on taking up running! As a keen runner I can't recommend this 'hobby' enough. It keeps you fit, slim and mentally well. It's also inexpensive once you've bought your shoes. You'll soon find that it becomes an important part of your life that you can slot in to suit. I hope you keep at it.
    I'm really looking forward to the Sew for Victory challenge, I love seeing what other people are making!

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    1. Thank you for caring :) He was such a good boy, gorgeous too. Oh well..
      Funny you're a runner too! It is awesome, and very addictive! I used to run before, when I was much younger and it is just as fun now. I am really excited about my race, and I plan to run more of them :)

      Are you not sewing in the challenge?

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  5. Sorry to hear your sad news.

    With regards to the running I am the worst runner in the world! I did it for about a year and a half, gave up, and now have started up again - it is strangely addictive!

    I have also signed up for the Sew For Victory challenge. I'm looking forward to seeing your make on the flickr group page. :)

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    1. I dunno if I am the natural born runner myself, but it feels great regardless :)

      Good to hear you're in the sew-along! I love seeing all the awesome things people make :)

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  6. Sorry for your horse! I had not heard about sewing for victory .. thanks for that .. I think I'm going with it also ....

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  7. Glad to see back on the blog trail. So sorry for your loss but with all the love that our animals bring us there will always be that great sadness when they leave us behind. I have also chosen Rochelle's Sewing for Victory 2.0 challenge as a way of getting to my love of sewing. I look forward to your project photos!

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    1. I think the challenge is just what we need ;)

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  8. I'm sorry to hear your horse passed away :(

    I'm looking forward to read more about your sew for victory plans!

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  9. I'm so sorry for your loss! xx I'm glad to hear that you've taken up running and you're loving it. I myself just started yoga and I really love it as well. Can't wait to see your makes!

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    1. Thanks Kristin :)
      I almost feel like I have reinvented myself, it is good to get in touch with the body again! Never tried yoga, but it seems very healthy :)

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