Monday, 1 September 2014

Travel report and a tiny new finish

A week ago we attended our nephew's wedding in Germany. The wedding ceremony took place at the town hall where they had a special room for it. This is a part of a large appliqué on the wall.


The celebration started at noon in this garden of the restaurant where dinner was served in the evening. The weather was rather chilly so we didn't feel like sitting in these chairs facing the wind from the lake Pilsensee.



The wedding cake was cleverly chosen: each layer was a different cake, just the icing was the same. I hade some dark chocolate cake from the bottom layer. A young wedding guest was admiring the cake before it was cut.


As always, the bride was beautiful, the groom was handsome, the food was delicious and the wedding party was a happy one. After 13 hours of driving and celebrating, elderly people like we were quite exhausted!

At home, the apple trees are doing their best to compensate for last year's harvest of 10 apples/tree. The branches reach to the ground under their heavy burden. I cooked the first lot today.


I couldn't resist the pattern of the Swedish Princess Estelle's cardigan pattern in my handicraft magazine. The original was knitted by Queen Silvia's mother Alicia, obviously for baby Silvia 70 years ago and not for baby Estelle.



10 comments:

  1. Du har varit ute och rest, ser jag! Härligt - men det verkade inte vara något bättre väder där än vi har här uppe. Känns allt lite ovant med kalla vindar nu efter all sol och värme under sommaren. Tröjan är supersöt och det är roligt när gamla mönster får uppstå igen.
    Kramisar

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  2. Too bad you didn't make a little mini vacation out of your trip and stayed overnight somewhere instead of doing all that driving. I love viewing wedding cakes. They are getting so inventive and what a great idea to have the different layers be different kinds of cake. I would have opted for white or gold - not chocolate. That little sweater is adorable - I like the fact that the button band is knitted at the same time.

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  3. Too bad you didn't make a little mini vacation out of your trip and stayed overnight somewhere instead of doing all that driving. I love viewing wedding cakes. They are getting so inventive and what a great idea to have the different layers be different kinds of cake. I would have opted for white or gold - not chocolate. That little sweater is adorable - I like the fact that the button band is knitted at the same time.

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  4. Sounds like a very long drive but a lovely time. That cake is gorgeous. Glad you had fun. What are you doing with all your apples this year? Do you can them or freeze them?

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  5. I see lots of apple crisp in your future, Ulla.
    Sorry the wedding wasn't such a happy occasion for you. I always enjoy weddings. If nothing else, I enjoy the dress, seeing the cake and other goodies, the dancing if there is any, and the other guests. Sometimes they are more interesting than anything else.
    Hugs

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  6. Hej kiva kun löysin sinun plogisi. Minä asun Tukholmassa sitten 1978 niin suomen kieli on vähän ruosteinen. Silvian äiti Alice kutoi sen villatakin Viktorialle ei Silvialle. Minulla ei ole omenapuuta mutta luumupuu käyttäytyy samalla lailla, tänä vuonna tulee satoa. terv. Jaana

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  7. It looks like the perfect setting for a lovely wedding. The cake looks like little footstools. I wonder if Mr. K was thinking about the trout that might be caught in that lake ;>) Beautiful sweater, Ulla, your knitting is exquisite!
    Cheers!

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  8. What a magnificent wedding cake! It sounds like it was a wonderful family celebration :-)
    That is a very pretty baby cardigan...that design is timeless...very modern even though the original is 70 years old!

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  9. Looks like you had a wonderful trip to Germany..
    The cake looks awesome and I would loved to taste it.
    Ohh very sweet little knitted jacket :-)

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  10. Lovely little jacket, you are such a good knitter! Weddings are great, The cake looks so special and the little girl seems so sweet :-)

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