Friday, August 17, 2012

Adventures of Sven the Nisse

Christmas "Nisse," a small Danish mythical creature that you definitely want to stay best friends with, since he is able to control your fortune.The Nisse was usually a small, old man with a white beard, dressed in a grey sweater, grey trousers, a red pixie cap, red stockings and wooden shoes.

In June we made a stop at Jamie Two-Coats Toy Shop in Shelburne, VT (and you thought they only had quilts!)  and found Sven, waiting for the holidays in the attic of this great toy store. My plan is to celebrate every month that I'm 50 and he was coming along for the ride!! We would start my June celebration.
 A test run at Keepsake quilting.
 He gets around, that's for sure!!



 Five states in one day!!
 NYC skyline in the background! This fella knows how to party!!
 My July celebration was spent with good friends at Eagle Crest. Looks like he got a start on the champagne glass on the left!
 Looks like he had a little more then champagne to celebrate!! (a crazy woman from Australia was a bad influence on him!) lol
 But he did help finish a quilt made for AAQI.
 Sven is getting ready for his August celebration. GPS. check....
 Map...check...GPS..uncheck..can't figure it out.


50 years and 3 months and I'm still going strong!! Watch for a post next week on my Get to Goal blog to see how Sven helped me celebrate!!


PS It's been a crazy week, I hope you enjoyed my goofy post!!

PSS 600th post! Leave a comment of any kind and I'll choose a name next Monday for a giveaway.  I'm thinking maybe a little quilt from my stash.....

88 comments:

  1. Sven sure gets around much more than I do. Thanks for the enjoyable start to my day! Love your blog.

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  2. Lori,
    I always enjoy your blog, with your adventures with you Mom and your generosity with your AAIQ quilt donations. I want to do that, but right now there are too many things on my plate, but this winter I should have some.

    Jean from Ia.
    jetanner@gmail.com

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  3. It's so nice to know that I'm not the only one who enjoyed turning 50. I celebrated like crazy that year, as well, Lori. There's something about turning 50 that is hard to explain. It needs to be experienced. LOL

    Sven is definitely a party animal. LOL

    Love your goofy post - had me snickering. LOL (knowing me, that shouldn't surprise you)

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  4. I never miss your great blog and, of, course I love Sven!

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  5. I can really appreciate this post since I met Sven in person!! So, have you tackled the latest JT2?
    Betsy

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    1. I have the applique prepped and it's on my to-do list today!!

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    2. I am going to use the Karen Kay Buckley circles but have to borrow them from Ann. I started the paper pieced block. I think I counted 77 pieces. Yikes!

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    3. I am not paper piecing any this months!! And I don't count either! lol

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  6. You go girl!! 50 is the new 30! hehehe

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  7. I enjoyed the adventures with Sven. I'm hoping that I will be able to celebrate 55 with such fun. My life was on a downturn at 50 (not age related at all) but things are looking up so a celebration year is in order!

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  8. This is just way too funny. I'd say Sven knows how to have a good time! Way more fun that Flat Stanley.

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  9. Since I'm a Swede, I love your Nisse, Sven. The two of you really get around!! Thanks for your wonderful blog.

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  10. I like your buddy, good for traveling, doesn't need to many pit stops.... Have fun hiking!

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  11. What a way to celebrate being 50! You are an inspiration, love reading about your weight loss/health gain journey AND your quilts! x2ldp@aol.com

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  12. What a way to celebrate being 50! You are an inspiration, love reading about your weight loss/health gain journey AND your quilts! x2ldp@aol.com

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  13. WOW 600 posts for such a young lady - quite impressive. Must have started blogging as a teen.

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  14. I hope you have a wonderful 50th year. You are really getting around. Have fun.

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  15. What a great adventure you're bound to have during your jubilee birthday. We should all celebrate each month in a special way.

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  16. What a cute little guy that Sven is! (but then, I was always partial to little old men).

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  17. Sven is so fun...great post! It will be fun following his adventures.

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  18. Looks like you're having LOTS of fun with your new little friend! Congratulations on your milestone year! Hope it's a GREAT one!

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  19. sven is so cute!!!! I love how you are taking his pic everywhere!!!!

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  20. What a great way to celebrate a year. Hope you both have a great time together.

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  21. What a fun idea! Thanks for the smile today...enjoy your celebrations with Sven!

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  22. Sven looks like he's having a ball and it was fun to see him. I love your tumbler quilt, I think I see one in my future as I have already bought the template for it. Enjoy your celebrations!

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  23. Did Sven come to Coburg? would love to have met him, showed him around the booth, maybe a carriage ride? Love the blogs (getting to goal too!!)
    Laurie

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  24. Sven sure gets around! If you need him to come visit South Carolina, let me know .... we'll see what we can arrange.

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  25. What an inspiration you are! We should all celebrate every month and with a side kick!

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  26. We've got to get goofy once in a while. Fun little post.

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  27. Looks like you have been having lots of fun!

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  28. I can't wait to see Sven at your sewing machine! What kind of fabrics he'll choose for his project, and can he "get" the 1/4 inch seam...

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  29. congrats on #600~!!~

    that Sven is quite the wild character. and yet, he helped with that cute little tumbler . . . what a guy~!
    in that first shot it looks like he's been tied to the bumper . . . i hope that you're both aware that that could go very wrong~!

    would Sven like to add Nevada to his/your list~??!!
    there's some hard apple cider in the fridge . . . and ALWAYS quilty things to do at my house.

    :-D
    libbyQ

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  30. That looks like a fun trip, I want to head north in the fall and will definitely hit the quilted crow and keepsake. I love when someone has a mascot to take on trips, so fun to see them visiting places, lol.

    Debbie

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  31. I'd love to win a quilt from your stash. Would love to be 50 again.-sigh!

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  32. As Sven found out, you can do five states in one day on the east coast. You've got the really big states out west. A group of us academic recruiters have a bobble head guy that comes with us on our work trips. He's been to six continents. I am wondering if you knew people with all those license tags or were strangers looking at you oddly?

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  33. What a fun little guy! I love the little tumbler quilt - evidently he's got good taste too :0) 600 posts! WOW! I sure enjoy them - there's always something inspiring to find on your blog!

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  34. Sven is in great company always, surrounded by quilters and friends! Glad he's accompanying you on this 50th celebration. I'm at 50 years and 9 months...

    Congrats for making it to 600 posts!

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  35. An enjoyable light-hearted post. But I especially liked the part at the end about the give-away. LOL!

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  36. Thanks for putting some whimsey in my day.

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  37. Congrats on 600 posts! And happy 50th too!

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  38. Happy 50th+3 months! Enjoyed meeting Sven.

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  39. Sven is very cute , I'm glad that he is helping you celebrate your 50th year. Looks like it is going to be a fun year.

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  40. I have one of those little Nisse also. Mine is a little rounder and hangs from a string (like he's climbing up it). So fun - it belonged to my mom. Congratulations on your 50th year - celebrating every month? Wish I'd though of that!

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  41. What a fun way to celebrate your 50th. I planned to make a quilt with 50 blocks and make each block represent in some way one year. For example, sew an old Girl Scout patch to one square, sew an old pair of my eyeglasses (!) to another patch, make another block out of an old dress, etc...Great idea, right? We'll, I'm 52 now and still haven't started....Sally jspwarrenataoldotcom

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  42. How FUN, and that's what life is about! I'm happy to see you embracing your Jubilee!

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  43. I wandered onto your blog through Bonnie hunter's blog. I have it bookmarked and visit almost every day. Your work is inspiring!

    Shirl~PA

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  44. Congratulations on your 600 posts. I enjoyed seeing your little guy in so many places.

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  45. OH, my! 600 posts! Wow, what an achievement! I love your blog, and am happy to see Sven is here to help you celebrate your Jubilee Year! Thanks so much for all you do to inspire us!

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  46. Sven get around, looks like he like to party also. On my "bucket list" is to visit New England, do you think I'll find Sven there?

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  47. Sven is going to have quite a year with you. I love the little quilt....

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  48. Wow! 600 posts. Have fun celebrating your 50th year.

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  49. I love the idea of a birthday celebration that lasts a year! I usually stretch mine for several weeks, but next year when I turn -- it will be a year of celebrating!!!! Thank you for many fun hours on your blog through the yers!, Happy Happy Birthday!!

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  50. I also like to stretch my birthday out a few weeks so a year when I turn 50 will be a must :-) congratulations on 600 posts Lori, I do so enjoy reading your blog.

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  51. Congrats on 600 posts!! Congrats on selling 3 quilts for such a worthy cause this week!! Happy 50th Birthday and for all the months to come!! Sven drinks quite a lot for such a little body--my kind of guy.

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  52. What a great idea to celebrate each month! I just turned 60 this month and now you have me thinking!! Thanks!! doni @ Oregon coast

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  53. You are having a great 50th year. I would love to visit those states too.

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  54. Go Sven!!!! Man after my own heart with the champagne! Congratulations Lori on your 600th post!! Amazing feat!

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  55. Sven looks to be a perfect companion for a celebratory year. Congratulations on Post 600!

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  56. WOW, Sven sure has a great time getting around. Congrats on your birthday and your 600th post.

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  57. 600 posts! Wow! Congratulations...

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  58. Lori, you're a great inspiration to me. I wish I had done at 50 what you are doing. Instead, I turned 60 this year and I'm trying to start an exercise program and diet. It's a hard thing to do, and I give you much credit. The Nike slogan..just do it...sums it all up, doesn't it. Congratulations on getting to goal. I will get there too, someday.

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  59. happy 50 + 3 months! Love Sven. Great idea with the license plates. Congrats on all those posts, too!

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  60. Congrats on your 50th & living it up! I'm loving my 50's. Sv en is darling... Must keep my eyes open for one of my own.... He's cute & portable. Love your blog, thanks for sharing!

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  61. I've enjoyed reading your blog since meeting you last year on Bonnie's cruise! Donna at ddale803@sbcglobal.net

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  62. It's always great to have a traveling companion and Sven seems to enjoy his job! Congrats on the 600th post! Always enjoy dropping by to see what you are up to. HUGS... and stitches

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  63. Love your blog and your quilting style!

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  64. Happy being 50.. And 600 posts...cute little friend...
    Love seeing your stitching....always inspiring!

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  65. Sounds like you are going to have a great year ahead! Way to go, Lori!

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  66. I've had birthdays and birthday weeks but never a birthday year! What a great idea! Happy 50th!

    Melissa

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  67. Why not have a jubilee all year?!? Love the adventures you and Sven are having. If I had known when you were hitting Keepsake Quitling I could have had my daughter hop on over there with her car and Sven could have been "in" Utah, too. : )

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  68. My son had a small garden gnome that he did the same fun things with when he spent tap years in the Seattle area

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  69. Love the spools quilt Sven helped make ;-)

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  70. Fun post! Who needs a GPS when you have a navigator like Sven along on your trip?

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  71. Super fun post following Sven's adventures! Great way to celebrate your special year!

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  72. That is a darling little spirit! Glad you had all those adventures this summer dear Lori 50 is a magical year! xo pam

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  73. What fun! I am looking forward to seeing the two of you on your hiking adventure. I am starting to REALLY wish I still lived in Bend..I'd join you...went on a 4 mile walk with my group yesterday and half of it was trail. I was in heaven!

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  74. Well - aren't you and Sven the well travelled couple!
    have fun!

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  75. Lori,
    This post is hilarious! enjoyed every picture of this little fella..
    He sure knows how to travel! Next time you are on the east coast, he needs a picture from my neighborhood.
    :)Congratulations on the 600th post!

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  76. I did enjoy your "goofy" post, and Sven is a real cutie. Congrats on your 600th post, and on your birthday year. Looks like you're getting off to a good start.

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  77. It was fun hearing of your adventures with Sven. 600 posts is an awesome accomplishment. I'm looking forward to the next 600!

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  78. Congrats on 600 postings. Sven look like he's having a grand time. I'd love to have one of your little quilts. Thanks!

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  79. so many posts! i for one am enjoying your dedication!!

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  80. It's a wonderful post, as always. We never know what to expect from your inventive mind, and we're never disappointed. I'm only 1/8 Dane, so I doubt that anyone named Sven would spend time with me, but he looks like great fun to be around -- even when he's a bit "under the corks."
    A big HURRAH sent from me to you, in honor of your 600 posts. Here's to many, many more.

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  81. sounds like you had a FAB time and Sven certainly didn't miss out either LOL!!! cheers...Marian [celebrating my 60th doing the Sydney Harbour Bridge climb 25Aug]

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  82. Congratulations on your 600th posts and many many happy times during your 50th birthday year!

    cyeon at videotron dot ca

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  83. I've just discoved your blog and am reading my way backwards! Also liking the bloggers you comment on. Your birthday quilt is beautiful - what a great gift!

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