Thursday, July 24, 2014

La Vie en Rose - Teaser!

Soooooo....back to crocheting!
Yeah!

But before I tell you more, please play the below and listen while reading about what's next
at Apple Blossom Dreams. It will hopefully get you in the right mood.

I love this song - I could listen to it over and over and over and over....
Oh, Louie, thank you!

Uh-hum...OK back to the subject at hand:
I've been writing and testing a new afghan pattern for over two years now,
 it's been sitting for a while.
I am finally getting back into it, it's about 60% done. ;-)

It's called "La Vie en Rose".
I've been learning Microsoft Publisher too,
with the help of Little Bug and my dear friend "K".
I'll use MS Publisher to write this pattern, 
which I'm hoping to finish by the end of the summer.
(I generally write everything in tables in Microsoft Word,
so this will be less burdensome for this application.)

In the mean time, I have a free pattern to post and lots of home and garden projects!
I don't even know where to begin.
I am very excited to share, so please stayed tuned and we'll have
 some fun showing off time. ;-)

Have a Rosie Day!


Guess Norway Questions: Post 20 with WINNERS!

Photo #20:
Good-bye to the Norway photos and questions for now...
(Gosh, someday, I may have to do another series, as I have so many photos.
I barely scratched the surface of the photo files!)

but first, here are yesterday's answers from Post #19:



Who is this? Pan
(Greek Goat God)

Where is this? Oslo

Monica got it right again!
With an extra adjective. ;-)


An appropriate photo for
"THE END"
don't ya' think?

This is for you, my dear Sandra.
Haha, I bet you could have taken a better photo with your photographic prowess!. ;-)
(Zoom doesn't really help.)

Now for the winners of this game:

Monica - for the most correctly answered questions!

Cogaroo and Torill with the funniest answers:

Cogaroo's "FROZEN" answers to this one:

Who is this?
And where is she headed?
And who is she going with?
(I should not end a sentence with "with", sorry.)

Oh, so much yummy food…but that advertising is baffling me - "probably". :) Let's see…the person in the picture is Elsa, embarking on a quest with Anna, to visit her ice castle or something (although the clothing doesn't make sense because she claims the cold never bothered her…) I can't wait to see what other projects you've been working on, although I like the Norway posts too!


Torill's answers to this one:


Ekte LykkeJuly 11, 2014 at 2:53 AM
This is the Lærdal tunnel, I think!:-)
Fun fact: the tunnel is almost 25 km long, and - by own experience - just long enough to breastfeed two hungry twin-babies.....ha, ha! (I mean: what do you do when you've just started driving, and both babies loudly decide that they're hungry? You bring out the food on the go, or get crazy driving through this apparentlu never- ending weird "light-tunnel" listening to desperate babies crying in stereo ....)
Monica, Torill and Cogaroo, please email your mailing addresses to digger.lizzie@gmail.com and I will send off your prizes. :-)


Thanks for playing along and I'll see ya' soon with something completely different...
like crochet!!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Guess Norway Questions: Post 19 - The End of Photos for now...

Photo #19:
THE END
Who is this?
Where is this?
(I have never been known to behave myself. ;-)

Maybe this one would have been more appropriate:
But I did not choose it. ;-)
Much too boring.
Although you (especially the Americans) may guess if you would like.

This is the last guessing post of this series.
Tomorrow's post (#20) will reveal the answers to this post and the winners
 and a goodbye to the Norway photos...for now. ;-)

And yesterday's post #18 was:
Who is this? Astri
And where is she headed? South Pole
with:
Roald Amundsen

or with the NVO:

and known by Monica!

Yes I am enjoing this game, my hubby aswell ;) "she", AKA Roald Amundsen, is going to the South Pole, with "her" colleague Fritdjof Nansen. So many jummi things you are showing us. Have a nice day.

And this comment by Cogaroo made me LOL:

Oh, so much yummy food…but that advertising is baffling me - "probably". :) Let's see…the person in the picture is Elsa, embarking on a quest with Anna, to visit her ice castle or something (although the clothing doesn't make sense because she claims the cold never bothered her…) I can't wait to see what other projects you've been working on, although I like the Norway posts too!
I have many more photos, but this will be it for now.
See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Guess Norway Questions: Post 18

Photo #18:
Who is this?
And where is she headed?
And who is she going with?
(I should not end a sentence with "with", sorry.)

Yesterday's post #17:
Who are these people? The NVO, my mom, Erna and bonus dad, Hans.
Hans is from Hustad but Mor is from Smøla.
Where do the two on the right live? Hustad, Norway
What is the yummiest thing they are eating? This is subjective, of course;
the NVO would say "bacon" I would say "bread and jam"
 and Mor would say the brown goat cheese we brought to her from Undredal. 
Hans would say anything but grøt. haha.

Here we are enjoying coffee outside of my parent's home, in Hustad:


More good eats from Norway:
 My personal favorite:
Waffles and another hot dog!
(This one was not a 10 kroner hot dog as this was at a hoshy poshy
hotel overlooking Geiranger Fjord. A splurge indeed!
We were given the batter and made our own - so it was really fresh. )


Oslo on the go.
 I love Prim.
Makes me feel like a kid again.

Oslo's Grand Hotel open faced crab sammie!

 Can you imagine the NVO's delight when he found this?:
Translation "Bacon Cheese".

Always good coffee.

Mmmmmmm.

Double mmmmmmm...mmmmmmmmmmm.
(Or at least what's left of it. :-) )

Breakfast generally comes with a hotel stay.
So good!

Baked goods.

Hmmmmm....."Probably the Best"?
Probably????...perplexing.

Multebær og krem.
A Norwegian delicacy.


 Bakalao

Cabin snacks

Guess who is cooking this?


Looks like Monica and I are having fun with this game.

And, yes, Monica, I do miss so many of these foods.


I am sure this is your parents and they live in Kristiansund. They are eating brunost, gomme, smør and homemade jam.
Most things you miss in the US, I am sure.

Have a nice day.

Not to worry, I have all kinds of crochet and house projects up my sleeve beginning later on this week!

I like the comments from the non-Norskies too!!

Two more of these posts and we're done. :-)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Guess Norway Questions: Post 17

Photo #17:
Who are these people?
Where do the two on the right live?
What is the yummiest thing they are eating?


And yesterday's post #16 was:
This statue is in what city? Molde
And the city is known as...
"The City of Roses"

and known by Monica!

This is the city of Roses, Molde. This statue is at the town square. My hubby os from Molde....

Hurray :) Have a perfect day

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Guess Norway Questions: Post 16

Ok, so I think this series will go on until we hit 20 posts!
So here's:

Photo #16:

This statue is in what city?
And the city is known as...
"The City of _______?


The answer to yesterday's Post #15 questions:
A 10 kroner hot dog from the gas station!
and
It is unusual in Norway as a 10 kroner meal is nearly unheard of.
So we ate them for lunch everyday!
(6 kroner = $1 USD)

It's also unusual because the meat is longer than the bread.
We don't see this in the USA.

I liked the yummy mustard, sometimes I would have two and throw away one of the buns.
Unfortunately, though, I am having to work off the extra pounds that came from these or....
maybe it was all the Firkløver...or maybe both.

But, the meal savings helped us pay for the price of automobile fuel:
and that's per liter!

Monica once again came through with an excellent comment about the hot dog.



Thank you, so fun playing with you.
This is Wiener in bread, not lompe with out ketchup, only spicy mustard. What everyone "must" eat at the gas station, don't know why, 'coz I don't like it ;o)
Norwegians eat far too many sausages.. But luckily the gas stations have changed their menu to more healthy food.
Have a perfect day.

Ha en fin dag!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Guess Norway Questions: Post 15

Photo #15:
What is this and why?
There is something about it that makes it unusual in Norway.
Can you guess?

Here's a hint:


Yesterdays Post #14 was answered by Monica:

Hi there. Nikkers restaurant i Elvegata 18 på Lillehammer, my hubby has been there drinking beer several times. and in the photo belove is called Bryggerikjelleren, my hubby had his batchelor party there ;) The photos are retro or Royal, I am not sure what it translates into in Norwegian ;) Have a nice day.
Excellent answer; here are more details:
Three questions about this restaurant:

What city is it in? Lillehammer
What is the pop culture significance of the photos? Featured in the Netflix series "Lilyhammer".
What is the name of restaurant (Nikkers) in the photo above or if that's too difficult,
 the pop culture name of the club in the photo below (The Flamingo).
Here's a really big hint:
Stevie Van Zandt who is a guitarist and mandolin player for Bruce Springsteen (E Street Band)
also, co-writes, produces and acts in "Lilyhammer".
This photos hangs in "Nikkers", which is a photo of Mr. Van Zandt at "Nikkers". ;-)


Congratulations Monica!
You really know Norway, down to the very last details. :-)

Thanks again for playing and good luck with the silly photos from today!