We all climbed on board a cute bus with our hosts, Kathrine, Siw and Asne for a day of being tourists in Oslo. First stop, the Norsk Folke Museum where many buildings from around Norway have been brought together to form this wonderful outdoor showcase of houses and buildings.
Having done folk art for many years it was wonderful to see all the 'hope' chests and other everyday items such as chairs, bowls and kitchen utencils painted...whats the saying if it doesnt move, paint it! I think that saying applied back through the centuries!
This painted scene was on a brick wall.
The embrodiery is amazing, I really loved seeing the very decorated clothing.
Outside was a gorgeous day, this tree covered walkway was not only pretty but very cool temperature wise compared to being in the sun.
This little field was being prepared I assume for winter or perhaps a late crop of some sort?
Here we all are stood on the steps of a wonderful long house complete with grass roof.
Jennifer Keltner (representing Buggy Barn), Cindy and Jina (Riley Blake), Sue Daley, Asne (QuiltFryd), Siw (Quiltegaarden), Jo Morton, Camille Rosekelley (Thimbleblossoms), Kathrine (Kathrine's Quilte Stue) and me!
Look at how the corners of the houses looked with these huge logs locked together.
How about this gorgeous doorway which was up a little ramp presumable to make geting the animals food into the top floor easier?
The scarecrow in the veggie patch was looking a bit sad :-( I think he needs a new shirt!
The milestones were nice
I Loved the colours of this barn wall....
The old church was amazing.
Complete with the beginings of falling Autumn leaves and moss the shapes and colours of this drinking water fountain were a treat to my eyes.
pretty pictures everywhere
Here I am with the lovely Annetta who was one of the wonderful assistants during the Norsk Quilt Festival. Anetta was waiting to greet us for lunch wearing her Bunad which is the traditional clothing of the Norwegians. Each area in Norway has its own very distinctive Bunad, the style of the clothing for each region varies. This Bunad had been passed to Annetta from her Grandmother.
I loved this carved painted decoration on the chair backs.
Next stop... the ski jump...this wonderful pine tree had a red leafed creeper in it.
The view from the top of the ski jump....wow.... the view in all directions was really amazing but I cant imagine myself jumping from here with long sticks attached to my feet......I am first and foremost an indoor girl!
next stop Vigeland park.....
Hello everyone, the day is almost over :-(
Thanks to our hostesses, we had a great day enjoying some of Oslo. It was nice to have too for us all to get to know each other a little better, I will look forward to visiting Norway again sometime in the not too distant future.
Next stop Spain....