Monday, February 23, 2009

fettisdag (fat tuesday).


Fettisdag means it's time for semlor again! My batch came out of the oven and I just filled them with homemade almond paste and vanilla flavored whipped cream. Fred and I shared one and they taste JUST as good as they look :) To read more about this Swedish holiday and tradition, go here: http://naturetravels.wordpress.com/2007/02/19/pancake-day-not-in-sweden-%E2%80%93-it%E2%80%99s-time-for-fat-tuesday/

Mmmmumsig!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

oh how i love...


...to be organized! time to fill this puppy in!

newest project.



so my swedican friend julie just finished making a blanket for her sister's newest baby boy. hearing her talk about got me inspired to try my hand at the baby-blanket-making thing too! fred and i have friend's that are expecting a baby bean in about a month (gender yet to be known!) so this is a perfect time for me to experiment. i printed out instructions from martha stewart's website for a "simple baby quilt" and bought this fabric today. i thought it was pretty neutral...and i think the baby's room is decorated in blues and reds. and plus, penguins are pretty much the cutest little things (besides babies, of course). hoping to get started this week! wish me luck!

Monday, February 16, 2009

my funny valentine.

this valentine's day, fred and i decided not to exchange gifts. all we would be giving each other would be love. but sometimes fred doesn't follow the rules. this time i didn't mind. he surprised me with tickets for us to see one of our faves, josé gonzález, next month at our new concert hall here in uppsala. watch this video and fall in love...



that fred is something else. i love him more and more each day.