I had a lot of fun in Oslo doing a 'Trunk Talk' here:
How nervous do you think I was when I arrived to this big venue?! Only to see all these quilters:
Of course we had such a great afternoon together! I was overcome (in a good way)to realise that here I was thousands of miles from home and yet in this wonderful group of women we were all so similar!
Here's me, Siw, and Bente:
Here we were 'meeting' for the first time and yet we carried on like the oldest of friends!
I loved that some of the ladies came with the quilts they had made from my patterns:
What a great afternoon!
Then it was back to Bente and Erik's beautiful home for a 'hyggelig' (say hig-lee) evening:
I did take this photo after I tried the Aquavit - maybe that explains the blurr!
Leanne Beasley xxx
P.S. 'Hyggelig' is a Norwegian word that I fell in love with. We don't have a word in English for it. It means that special cozy kind of feeling that you get when you walk into someone's home and the candles are on and maybe the fire, the house is warm, there's lovely homey things around (like quilts!). It's my new favorite word!