Saturday, December 26, 2009
a speedy snacky swedish snowy week
on monday we drove from texas back to kansas, and as luck would have it, we made it home without picking up a duplicate copy of the souvenir i earned on the way there. (keychain by thereza rowe, lunchbox by the children's place, speed demon warning by the merciful kansas state trooper.)
on tuesday i went on a mass-production run of candy: chocolate covered magic wands, peanut butter cups, and chocorolopretzelthingies that wound up looking like alien eyeballs.
on wednesday my mailbox shrieked and i ran outside to see what was going on. waiting for me was a fabulous swedish surprise: a superhero screenprint from one of my favorite artists, alexandra hedberg, in her trademark yellow...
and three of her adorable prints for my daughters' room that were clearly meant for the frames and the fabric i got at IKEA last weekend. (you can see i've done nothing with the fabric yet, but i've realized i might not need to. it works great as a photo backdrop.) my artsygirl has renamed her prints "cheetah licking his lips looking at a person", "bear catching moon", and "cat looking at another cat". what a gift - i've admired alexandra's work for so long and now i own four of her prints! tack så mycket alexandra! :))
on thursday, possibly setting a processing record for our little post office, ANOTHER package showed up from gothenburg, sweden - this one from cecilia, including a cutting board made from one of her fabulous patterns, and a 2010 moleskine desk calendar that i won in her giveaway a few weeks ago. we have already made and sliced two loaves of bread on the cutting board, and it works beautifully! it is on our kitchen wall where i can see and use it every day! a big tack så mycket to you too, cissi :))
on friday, two little girls found their secret garden in the load of snow that arrived in a christmas eve blizzard and caused us to cancel our trip to chicago today. i should be somewhere near the quad cities by now, but instead i'm still in my pajamas in snowy little lawrence, gaining poundage by the second from the candy i was planning to take with me. if you're in town, stop by for some - it's going fast!
great weekend to you all!