Saturday, August 28, 2010

Odds and ends

We biked downtown to met our family friends Ulla and Eydfinn today.  They both live in Seattle, but are Danish.  It was so much fun to see them in the city that they know so well and adore.  Their first stop is always the pølser stand at Raadhuspladsen, so that's where we met.  Aaron and I decided beforehand that we were going to get whatever pølser they ordered, because we wanted to know which one was the best.  Well, we got our answer--the rode pølser and was incredible.  INCREDIBLE.  If you have never tried a Danish pølser, you must try one.  They "pop" when you bite into them and apparently they aren't available in the States.  I need to eat more of these I think...

Ulla's next destination was to find flødebolle at a pastry shop.  We walked along the Strøget until we found this swanky new pastry shop that everyone has been raving about.  This goodie has a wafer bottom, a fluffy marshmallow center, and is coated in chocolate and dipped in coconut.  If you come and visit us, we are stopping to get one.  

On the way back to the train station, we stopped to see some interesting characters.  Meet a human fountain...

and the invisible man.  Yes, the man with the umbrella does not have a face.

On another note, my aunt and Sasa sent a care package along with Ulla on the plane. It was so fun to open it and it included some fabrics for the hexagon quilt.

These fabrics have already been chopped up into 2.5 inch squares and some will be swapped with other hexagon obsessed people.  I believe that the key to a pretty hexagon quilt is an assortment bright, fun prints and lots of variety.  I realized last week that I underestimated the number of hexagons I need to make a queen size quilt.  As it turns out, I need 4,349. **gulp** Good thing Ethan naps and they are really fun to make!

I have been swapping fabric in my stash like crazy the past few weeks.  Check out the cute Japanese fabrics that my Flickr buddy Ashley sent.  (above)

This pile is ready to be sent out to another Flickr friend.

Sasa writes Ethan at least once a week and Ethan loves receiving her mail.  She makes the cards herself on the computer and includes cool pictures and updates.

If it is an especially good one, he gives it a smooch.

Have a great week!


Anonymous said...

CUTE!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this boy!! Love the new fabric of course (I'm so into fussy-cuts!) and I had a great time with you and the Danish Seattleites today. Keep up the good work, and don't forget to take breaks from all the sewing to give me a kiss!

The mailman (just kidding, it's hubs)

Susan Nudelman said...

Looks like you had a fun day!
I love it that Sasa sends weekly letters to Ethan. What a sweetheart! I have benefited from a few of her handmade letters, and they are so fun.
Love you! Mom

Dacia said...

that is so cute! i love all your hexes!

Sarah Seitz said...

That's awesome! You are making so much progress. Em, Ethan is looking SO grown up! I can't believe it!

Miss you guys!!