Wednesday, September 08, 2010

I think I'm ready to blog again!

I felt totally drained after our vacation and all the socializing. I really need some down time between dinner parties and such and it wasn't a lot of that. When I got back here I got really homesick and I realized that I didn't have time to do a lot of the more everyday things that I was so looking forward too. Next time I will try to stay a bit longer. I did suspect that something was going on with my camera during our stay and none of the pictures that I took came out. At least I had my husband take some pictures just as backups but they were not as many as the ones I thought I had taken. Sigh!

Anyways we were a bit more cultural this year, got to quite a few museums and such but this was my favorite! This is Läckö Castle, it's a well preserved barock castle with a lot of furniture and wall paintings from the 1600's. Isn't it pretty? There has been convents and forts on this little peninsula since the 1100's I think and I can understand why.

My son especially likes to pose with the canons, happens at every castle we do get too!

My DD loves checking out gardens and they had a wonderful vegetable and herb garden, authentic with plants they would have grown 400 years ago there.

Isn't this the prettiest view?

The kids had a great time with their cousins especially when my DH and BIL joined in the soccer games.

The weather was pretty good! I couldn't find any pictures from the beach house when we had a sunny day but the kids jumped into the water everyday anyways. It was kind of nice to have the beach to ourselves.

I did get some stitching done when I was there, this needleroll mostly, I really had to since this was for an exchange. I still have some pictures of finished pieces to share, I will get those up within a couple of days, promise!

Thank you for visiting and all your sweet comments!


Karen said...

Your needleroll is beautiful! Love the color and design..nice finishing.

Jackie said...

Sometimes vacations can be exhausting! Looks like a ton of fun though and I love the garden on the water. Fantastic!

Margaret said...

Fun pics of your vacation! I agree - vacations can be exhausting, especially when kids are involved. :D Love your needleroll!

Sally said...

Lovely photos. Looks like everyone had lots of fun:)

Your needleroll is beautiful.

Carol said...

I loved seeing your vacation photos, Kajsa. I know just what you mean about having to rest up from a vacation!!

Your needleroll is so pretty and delicate--very nice :)

Kath said...

Lovely to see you posting ahgain Kajsa, and what a lovely holiday you must have had, even if it was not long enough.
Very pretty needleroll too.

Barb said...

Beautiful pictures. Looks like you had a great vacation. Your needleroll is pretty too.

Siobhan said...

Congratulations on the finish! Love the holiday pics, too!

Suzanne said...

Welcome back! It loks like such a lovely place that you visited. Thanks for sharing your photos.

What a pretty needleroll you stitched.

Would you be interested in another BBD SAL?