Cold Hands Warm Heart: Girl of Norway

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Behold, the power of the internet. And blogs. And girls. And designers. And fun gifts. And Christmas. I decided to participate in the Cold Hands Warm Heart Blog Christmas Swap this year as a way to get to know other people. Tine, a wonderful lady from Norway, was my swap partner. She got my package on her birthday (added blessing) and I got her gift today…when she got a promotion at work (happy Friday to both of us).
One thing I’ve learned about Tine is how caring her is – you can tell in her blogs and in her chats on facebook. What a blessing that is! I do hope I get to meet her one day. She is coming to America in 2012. Or, maybe I need to take a little jaunt across the pond.
The best part of her little package she sent my way was the care and family thoughtfulness she put in it. The mittens (my first ever pair of them) were: “My Father’s family is from a place called Trysil. Its known for its big downhill skiing facilities. In the 1930s the community collected patterns from the local woman.” She hand knitted some ornaments with a pattern from Norwegian design duo Arne & Carlos. She is a beautiful knitter (something I am not good at). I appreciate others’ talents. Especially when they bless me with their gifts.
Tine and I have matching hair clips now, and I love pearl! 🙂 And I have been looking for little hair accessories since they are all the rage now. The last fun thing in my little package is something I know Tine really loves, too. So everytime I use it I will think of her. She loves the work of Lisbeth Dahl, a designer. Look at the beautiful work and you will love it, too.
Tine – you are a blessing to me. I loved the personal-ness of this package (and am amazed at your packing ability). Everytime I look at these gifts, I will think of you. Glad we are now friends.

4 Responses

  1. girlofnorway

    Youre so nice, Kim! I’m speachless from your kind words 🙂

    And I really can’t believe I haven’t told you about or beautiful cathedral!
    I just copyed the googlesearch:

    This is downtown here 🙂 And it’s stunning!
    I really think you have to come to Norway, because I have so much to tell you!
    This area of Norway was very important in the christening of Norway

    In 1030 a battle was held a few miles north east of Trondheim. And King Olav (Olaf) died in that battle. After they burried him, they decided to move him to Trondheim, and when the opened his grave they discovered his hair and nails had continued to grow. And he became a saint. St. Olav.

    Every year, at the place of the battle they have a play to show the last days before and a few days after the battle.
    I would LOVE to show you this 🙂

    This became longer than I expected, but I hope it’s ok 🙂

    Love, Tine.

    • kimddavidson

      Of course length is ok. I at least know St. Olaf’s name. WEll, when we find a cheap flight to Norway…I’ll be happy to head over there, stopping in Oxford England of course which is a dream trip of mine! 🙂
      I would reall like to work out to see you when you come to the states – so hopefully we can do that! 🙂
      Have a beautiful day!

  2. Gussie Russaw

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