Nearness and sled rides

The train ride to work this morning offered a view of the rising sun in a clear and frosty sky with beautiful blue, purple, and red tones. The sun set long ago now, but we have had a beautiful deep blue sky all day long, and it’s just such a moodlifter after the amount of greyness we have been having lately!

 Dad and the girls

We did go sled riding the other day (Frida’s first), and it was lots of fun, even though the girls were too tired to be at the toboggan run for very long. Afterwards we went home to have some hot chocolate – Frida hasn’t tasted this before, and while she was skeptical when first looking into the cup, the next two cups went down within minutes! It was sooo funny to watch her while devoting her entire attention to her new obsession!


And now I want to thank Mette for giving me this award!

The award is all about nearness, and I really appreciate it. Mette herself has a wonderful blog (in Danish) about her life, crafts, and her three beautiful boys. I’m going to pass on this award to other blogs that to me are synonym with nearness.

So go check out the following:

Lille-Ursus – I have been following her blog for as long as I’ve been sewing, and her warm descriptions of family and friends, as well as her attention to detail and things that make her happy – these things make me want to give her this. Also, Ulla gives out a lot of herself to her blog friends, and I’m proud to be among them.

U-handblog – One thing is her amazing generosity when it comes to all of her awesome tutorials. But really, because this award is about nearness, I also chose her because of the way she writes her tutorials – not too formally, but rather like you’re with her in a room having a laugh about the challenges on the way. That’s quite a skill you’ve got there, girl, and it’s a pleasure to read your blog!

MADE – because when I read Dana’s blog, I feel like she’s talking to me. Her pictures add an atmosphere of intimacy, and last but not least – I love her creations.

Colorfool – they’re hit by life at the moment, so the blog doesn’t come 1st priority, but when she posts, there’s plenty of nearness.

That’s all for now – but hey, I made something for you guys! More about that tomorrow – and remember the coupon code for is still valid! 🙂


  1. Jeannine says:

    Congratulations Astrid! I love the blog MADE. It is wonderful. My goodness, she has an incredible amount of talent. No wonder why you added her to your list. Thank you.

  2. Natalie says:

    What a beautiful picture – I bet Frida had so much fun. I looove blue skies after grey ones. It is such a welcome change. Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog about the Ottobre top!! You made my day! Yes it is from last Spring’s issue – I am waiting to see if I can get modeled pictures from my sister before I put it on flickr. I love your blog, and I am off to check the blogs listed here. 🙂

  3. Mor(mor) says:

    Fridas kinder matcher flyverdragten perfekt!
    Dejligt, I fik sne i hendes første vinter på egne to ben!

  4. dana says:

    oh wow! I did not see this. I think I forgot to add your new blog address to my feed. yikes!
    Thank you so much for the shout out! To hear you say you enjoy my photography is a HUGE compliment since I think your site is pretty much magazine perfect. So thank you again.
    And yes, funny that the corduroy is floating around. Your dress is adorable. Cool pocket you added to the front. It’s the perfect size for my birthday monster to hang out in :).

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