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Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Whaling Museum in Sandefjord


Another Vestfold Museum worth a visit is the whaling museum in Sandefjord. Perhaps I'm a bit biased since I had a summer job here for three summers and I loved my time there, but I will share a few pictures anyways. The above picture is from the old part of the museum where the zoological exhibition is. The huge model of the blue whale hanging from the ceiling is an original feature from when the museum first opened in 1917, and so are a lot of the animals on display.

In the celar there's a more modern exhibition of whale skeletons, this is new from the time I worked at the museum, and is a great addition

Skull of a Killer Whale

A malformed jawbone with teeth
In the historical section of the museum they tell the history of whaling up to modern times. Here's a few glimpses:







Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Japanese Lanterns Third Month Summary - suggestions on how to get back on track?

Another month has passed since I started piecing my Japanese Lanterns quilt. During the first two months I made heaps of progress, and got most of the blocks pieced and the first rows put together. However this last month, being back at work full time and being on call both previous weekends I really haven't had the energy to do any more than my BOM blocks for Just Like a Jigsaw.


So my tally hasn't been updated since August 4th, and no more rows have been added to the rows already put together.

Any sugestions on getting my mojo and focus back?
Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida