Please don't forget me, I know I have been on vacation for too long! The visit with my Dad really was wonderful and I just didn't find time to blog.
Mostly we just had a good time enjoying time together, but we did play tourist a bit in Oslo. The photo above is Oslo City Hall.
I had to take Dad to Vigeland Park as he had never been before. You see, on his previous visits he had been so sweet to come in the winter months, and the cold and darkness during those months make staying indoors much more inviting than going out to do touristy things. So he hadn't ever seen much of our city.
The sculptures are slightly larger than life and so very life-like they are.
It was a lovely day and we nearly had the park to ourselves.
While many of the sculptures seem happy or serene, this one seems disturbing.
Now we are back downtown again, getting around by foot and public transport as I usually do. This dome-topped building is the National Theater.
The waterfront was a great place for a little rest and a bit to eat.
While he was visiting I didn't spend as much time sewing or knitting as usual. I guess I really did have a vacation from my usual handwork. This is what I started on after our tearful farewell. I am going to make a hexagon pillow. This is English paper piecing. It is so much fun. I have been stitching on the sofa, in my sewing room and sometimes out in the sunshine.
I tried not stitching through the hexagon papers, but the fabric seems to sit better when I stitch right through the papers and it appears that the papers can still be used again and again despite the pin holes. I just cut off the threads holding the papers down as soon as the hexagon is completely surrounded.
I promise to be around more! I have much to show and a give away coming very soon!