(My hostess & friend, Ellen and I Sunday night (April 28), after my final workshop. Note to self: In the future, try to take a photo with my hostess earlier in the day when you don't look quite so tired!)
I arrived home at 3AM this morning after a missed connection, then a delayed flight, from my whirlwind 6 day trip to Norway. I absolutely love my visits to Bikuben. After having the honor to teach there 5 times over the years, it feels like I am visiting with family and friends. My hostess Ellen and her family always make me feel so welcome. Our most recent visit just deepened the friendship we have.
For those of you who plan to travel to Oslo in the future, I would encourage you to consider a trip to Bikuben in your schedule. Ellen has the largest scrapbook store I have ever been in and it is FULL of products that appeal to the shabby-chic/vintage loving paper crafter. Plus she carries many lines of Scandinavian scrapbooking products (papers, dies and stamps) that we don't have access to in North America.
A huge thank you to all the students who joined me for the workshops. I loved your enthusiasm and creativity, and of course, how kind and welcoming you were. I look forward to seeing you again next time!
(Teaching class on Saturday, April 27. Some of these ladies have honored me by coming back year after year, each time I teach at Bikuben.)
(a photo collage made by Elisabeth Aasen who took my 'That's Life' workshop on Friday, April 26.)
Thanks again Ellen, Egil and Stien for being such kind and thoughtful hosts. I truly feel blessed.