Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Uusi Teksti?!

First of all, Blogger has decided only to speak Finnish to me today!! I can figure out that 'uusi teksti' means 'new post' but other than that, I'm a bit lost!! My Finnish is progressing in millimeters. At least my Swedish is moving ahead in centimeters! I went to see The Wizard of Oz på svenska on Saturday. The costumes were terrific!!

Unfortunately, I didn't finish the blue baby quilt before leaving for the UK for ten days tonight. Hopefully I can finish it by the little one's first birthday in June. I did decide how I'll layout the blocks, though. That's about the only quilty thing I've done since Easter! I actually entered the sewing room the other day, though - to hem a pair of black pants for an interview.

Posting a photo below, just so you have something pretty to look at. Look closely - in the background you'll see the 'new' bridge (new since I was last there) between Denmark and Sweden. Hope to post some fun photos from Aberdeen and London upon my return! Really looking forward to a fairly empty calendar for May - lots of time to study these languages and to do some quilting!

Thursday, April 05, 2007


First, a picture from tropical Copenhagen!! (Tropical is a relative term, of course.)

I've made a total of ten blocks (four pictured below) for the baby quilt (deadline April 18th!) - not quite sure how I will arrange them - darker blues fading to lighter ones? half and half? It's a great way to use up my scraps (see above), though! I've been trying to squeeze in 1 hour and 20 minutes of quilting each night - a friend just sent me several seasons of Will & Grace (yes, I'm that far behind with US tv), so it works out to four episodes of quilting each evening!

Happy Easter to those who are celebrating it. I have guests arriving this evening from Estonia! I'll end with two photos from an Easter past (in Romania). The three-hour midnight service in Botoşani is something I will never forget - the photo is from my friend's apartment next to the church. The eggs came the next morning (after about four hours sleep), along with a frightening jellied rooster dish and the most delicious cozonac with chocolate and walnuts.