Monday, May 8, 2017

Iceland II

 I went to the Skogar museum.
It shows how people lived in Iceland years ago.
 There are moss/turf houses and there is the first timber house built from driftwood.

I love the folkart designs in the crafts. They knitted their shoe soles .

The mittens are an inspiration to me. Just simply beautiful.

And o ooo, the color blue is everywhere, on the walls, furniture....
I have something with this fresh color blue. The color of the sky.

My kitchen at home is almost the same color as the kitchen in the museum :-)

Knitted  shoe soles.


 I took these treasures home with me. 
The little horse reminds me to the horseback riding we did. 
It was a highlight of our trip to galop on an icelandic horse in such a beautiful scenery.



Anonymous said...

The most beautiful photos. The colours are so you Lucy. What a magnificent trip.

Robin said...

Thanks so much for sharing a part of the world I'll never see. The shades of blue are so soothing.

Phyllis said...

Wat een bijzonder museum, wat een mooie kleuren. Denk dat je hier heel veel inspiratie uit haalt.

Rachel D-ka said...

Thank you Lucy for this wonderful trip.

Evelyne said...

Mooie foto's Lucy.
Ik heb ook al jaren dezelfde kleur blauwe keuken.
Ik houd ook zo van die kleur blauw!


Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

Such simple beauty and wonderful blues! Thank you for sharing!

Wendy Caton Reed said...

How beautiful! The knitting examples must have been particularly fun for you to see. You do such beautiful work yourself. I love your little souvenir horse. What a sweet reminder of a great trip. We had an Icelandic Pony at the therapeutic riding stable where I volunteered for years. She had a heart of gold! I miss her. Thanks for sharing your wonderful photographs.

Karen said...

I so enjoyed this posting about Iceland. I have always wanted to go there and actually to live there. All you showed is delightful!

frameless mind said...

Je hebt echt een bijzondere reis gemaakt. De foto's spreken voor zich. Héél leuk om ons zo mee te nemen naar Iceland!!
Groetjes, Liliane

quilting Jeannet said...

Oh Lucy wat een prachtige foto,s laat je zien joh, wat een geweldig mooi museum, en die wanten......die let lopi heb ik ook hier thuis liggen, grijs en rood, om eens uit te proberen, dank voor de mooie impressie!

Raewyn said...

I have enjoyed seeing your posts and photos of Iceland Lucy. It looks like it was a very special trip!

Julia said...

I have become a little obsessed with Iceland after reading the books of Yrsa Sigurdardottir, so these posts were so interesting to me.

I would highly recommend her books. The 'Thora Gudmundsdottir' series is good; 'Why did you lie' and 'The undesired' even better. But my goodness "I remember you" was the most gripping and scary book I have read in a long, long time. So much so that I could not put it down and spent too much time reading when I should have done other things! I have one more to go, but dare not start reading it ust yet!

I love "Quilting with a past" which is so inspiring - your beautiful quilts; such accomplished knitting and lovely photographs. My only complaint is that I have to wait too long for another post from you!

Best wishes,

Unknown said...

Beautiful country, looks so peaceful there.Thanks for sharing photos. Do you have photos of the yarn shop and other businesses there? Love your blog, been reading it for years.