CAT | vacation
On Saturday we had planned to go to my most favourite shop of Sweden: Indiska, They import all kind of special made items from India for Swedish people. When i was at the counter I saw this "thing" hanging behind the seller.. and I really felt like I wanted to own that thing for in my own kitchen... But what was its price and would it fit into my suitcase??? So I asked for the price. It was exactly the amount of money I got from my family and friends for my birthday!! But then second doubt, would it fit???? I found it hard to tell, but descided to find a way. maybee ship it if no other possibility...
So paid for it and they packed it..... looked like this:
Back to Esther's house:
There I found out the item I bought was way too huge for my suitcase A pity, but then I had another reason to drive to Sweden with the whole family as soon as posible.. Probably nexty vacation or so. After a really nice dinner we started felting as I always felt things to sell, I now wanted to make something for myself, as a souvenir, so to say. Plus I forgot tp pack my gloves so one and one makes two and I felted myself a pair of gloves. Same colors as my slippers and hat
When we stopped it was after midnight already, time flies while having a good time.
On Sunday morning we overslept, duh So skipped our snow walk but were stil on time to buy new gotland wool. Had to drive for few minutes to get there. There is the sign to her place: Hanninge
And her house, Isn't it a beauty?
We went into the barn where the carding machine was. They take it apart 3 times a year if i stil remember it correct, to get it oiled again,
As I really love to felt with this wool I bought 3kg light brown and one kg of white. So soft and felts super! Plus I know where it is coming from. Here on the next picture the lady and me plus one kg of wool. "Tack!" for the bottle of soap she also gave me. I will be surely come back.
Back at Esther's place I started packing the wool in special bags. Wool is not heavy, but can be very volumnious. Before:
And after closing the bag and vaccuum the air out of it, it looked like this:
Now it fitted in my suitcase! Off to the trainstation as not time to lose, it stil was snowing and snowdunes were on the road. We made it safely and while we waited fro the train we cheered ourselves up by taking this picture in front of that advertisement guy. Saying goodbbye is never fun... but as my parcel is stil in at her place I do have one more good reason to go back there soon again.
A last picture in Sweden, I took when the train was standing stil ( for 30 minutes!!!) While they were removing the ice and snow from the track. Made me nervous... had to catch a plane in Copenhagen.
But I made it, even had time to eat before I had to board.
One hour later I landed in Dusseldorf, Where my husband and kids were waiting for me. arrived at home at 22.00h. Amazing it just took 5-6 hrs in total.
It was a wonderful weekend . Thank you for hosting me dear Esther! <3
Yes I really feel as if I had a fairytale weekend. I went to visit my very good friend Esther in Sweden. Looking back on the few pictures I took and the things we did together is was way too short. And magical it was as for meit fell as if I really arrived in another world.
Before my husband drove me to Dusseldorf my garden looked like this:
Sunny and i think abotu 10C. More as we normally have as average on a January day. In Dusseldorf it also was the same: dry and quite sunny, But after I landed in Copenhagen it looked like this outside: YESS!! Snow
I had to change trains in Lund, but no fluent connection so I had to wait there for 20 min. realising I had forgotten to pack some gloves... brrr. But I was captured by the magic of the snow.
The end of my train journey was in Höör, Sweden. Only travelled for 5 hours and there I was standing in the snow!! Esther came to pick me up and even though it was dark I recognised the streets again. It all looked god covered under a nice layer of snow, Only to drive in such weather is less fun.
At her house I was eager to get out all the gifts out of my suitcase. This box with 8 Primula's was in my suitcase and wasn't harmed at all.
To protect the plants from bumping to eachother I added some wool inbetween. We were also planning on doing some felting together so clever storage
Esther was amazed.
She didn't thought I could manage to take these plants and flowers along. But a good tradition, I started with the first time we visited her years ago, I couldn't break, could I? And Yes I also took a bouquet (of Tulips) along. We sat and drunk tea and chatted and laughed. Went to bed way too late as we both couldn't stop talking Then in the morning this was the vieuw outside!!
Saturday has started!!
A nice breakfast table was set up, and I enjoyed the flowers as much as she did.
After breakfast time to congratuled her neigbour whom had his birthday and we went off to Lund for shopping in my most favourite shop in Sweden. but I wil write a second blogpost. so wil be continued....
Yes!! I am soo happy my last day before the vacation is here. I just got home, had dinner and thought this would be a perfect moment to update my blog. No I am not forgetting you, my dear blogreaders... 2 weeks off from now, Jippy!!
I am sad to tell due to visa application delay, Vasudevan cannot make it to my place before May7th... But if he gets his SchengenVisa, we will immediately set up new dates. Now thinking of May 10th 10 mei, Monday eve May 13th, Tuesday eve May 14 th , Wednesday eve May 15th, Friday June 7th , Saturday 8th Sunday 9th plus some dates at the end of June and first week of Summervacation in July
So let me know what date you preferr and what you would like to learn or do.
The next thing I'll be focussing on is the artfair in Sittard upcoming Tuesday April 30th, On our last Queensday. Got a great idea to make, not sure if I have enoug time to make a lot of them but let me see.
Enjoy the springtime it is really amazing this year as winter stayed so long!!!
Meanwhile I am also busy with the next exhibition Vasudevan and me will participate: An exhibition with felting workshops ...
In Kanne, Belgium, from May 9th , May 11th and 12th. Would be nice to meet you there!!
We had 2 lovely Christmas days, my husband and youngest daughter prepared many course dinner starting at 14h lasted till 20h . I cannot say I was hungry after that
I always love decorating my home for Christmas and even worked at a huge wreath for my gate/porch during these days, I couldn't sit idle....
Hope you had wonderfull days too and wishing you a very healthy, feltfull and lucky 2013
As promissed I will write again about my vacation as I also learned new things there. This post will be about blockprinting. Even my kids made their own pieces.
Me still block p[rinting while M-T just finished her Batik piece
Anna and Ashley focused and in the back Eugenie
The results of Meg, Janna and little of my fabric