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!

9 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?