First, I should say I am not sick anymore, after a week of having a cold, and that feels just wonderful. Secondly, my friend Nancy Terjesen won the quilt block contest being held by Crown Point Ecology Center. Our barn is 100 years old this year and one way we are celebrating is by becoming the first barn in Summit County to be part of the Ohio quilt barn trail. You can read more about this here: http://rcquilttrail.tripod.com/links.htm.
Nancy submitted a design which is a variation of Dove in the Window, and it will be painted on a piece of wood, eight feet by eight feet and attached to the side of the barn which faces the road. I will certainly post a photo of this when it happens!
And third, I entered a contest for a blog giveaway from Britt-Arnhild Wigum Lindland who lives in Trondheim, Norway and writes several wonderful blogs. The main one is called http://brittarnhildshouseinthewoods.typepad.com. She had knit two pair of miniature Selbu mittens in a pattern I think is called “Selbu Rose” and a cap and I won one pair of the mittens in this real Norwegian pattern. I’m so thrilled. I think they will be on my Christmas tree where everyone can enjoy them! They are very beautiful and detailed with a different pattern on the front and back. They were in my mailbox today, and I was delighted to find them! Aren’t they beautiful!