Tuesday, June 17, 2008

To Switzerland and back

Last weekend I was in Switzerland with my family, to attend Pirmin and Angelas wedding. It was a beautiful wedding in a beautiful old church set in even more beauiful surroundings. Even the place cards were beautiful... decorated cookies... wow!
We didn't understand much of anything anyone said in their speeches (or in the church)... If they only had spoken "normal" german instead of "Käse Deutsch" (as my hubby calls it...) we might have stood a chance... but it didn't really matter because all the people at our table during dinner spoke english very well and we all had lots of fun.

The girls had a ball of a time. Maja was so lucky as to be allowed to hold the brides bouquet at the party... she was sooo thrilled... and they both loved the table decorations as it was big bowls filled with water, candles and rose petals... why are children always so attracted to water??

This was just a short trip, going there on Friday and coming back on Monday. But we had a great time, we even managed to squeeze in a short hike up in the mountains behind the hotel.

As for the present... the place mats... I only managed to get four of them done in time. I was up past midnight two days in a row sewing, but... I really struggled with the quilting (the thread kept breaking), so things took much longer than expected. I will finish the last two asap, and send them in the post though...
I just had to add this photo of Susie...


eileen said...

Oh my goodness. Can I adopt Susie for a little while???
Gorgeous wedding. I love all the heart balloons and the placement cards. So cute! I'm sure they will love the placemats.

Ruth said...

ER ikke Sveits et herlig land? Vi bodde der i 6 mndr. og jeg drar gjerne tilbake.

Håper du får en fin uke.

kim øystein said...

Det så jo ut som en fantastisk plass!
Tipper dere hadde det supert.

Sonja said...

Skjønner at dere hadde en fantastisk opplevelse i Sveits.
Håper brudeparet setter pris på de fine spisebrikkene du laget.Det er jo alltid spennende å oppleve hvordan de gjør ting i andre land.
Lurer på om det er bare i Norge vi åpner gaver og takker og viser glede mens giveren ser på? Har jo hatt noen spesielle opplevelsr med det i andre land.
Morm sine prinsesser var jo bare bedårende.Hørte at de oppførte seg eksemplarisk også.Enda de måtte være ganske utslitt etter lang reise og sene kvelder.
Ha en fin dag.
Klem fra Mamma.

Linnea said...

That last picture of Susie is just adorable!! I love her little outfit!


Hei og hå
Ser ut til at dere hadde noen flotte dager:-) Regner med brudeparet ble glad for den flotte gaven
Ha ei fin og kreativ uke:-))

Lindas Hus.. said...

Hei Tonje!Flotte bilder fra bryllup
i Sveits.Nydelige bilder av jentene dine.Flotte spisebrikker,
mye arbeid der ja,du er god.
Ha en fin helg.Her blir det korpsfestival hele helgen.1300
barn og voksne i Bendiksbukta lørdag kveld....32 korps spiller i
byen lørdag og dyreparken søndag...
puh :)))

Annemariesquilt said...

Ser ut som dere har hatt en flott helg i sveits, spennede!!
Flotte kuverbrikker du har laget..

Ravenhill said...

What a gorgeous spot for a wedding! It looked so beautiful. Your gift to the couple was lovely! I can only imagine how much work that must have been. Sorry to hear about the thread breaking. You certainly are keeping busy especially with your upcoming move! The photo of Susie is cute as can be!
~Emily xxx

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Tonje,
The wedding looks like it was a lot of fun and the girls are so cute. The bride should really like her gift, the placemats turned out good.
Have a Blessed Day,