The rooms were pretty nice and each one has a small kitchen attached :)
After picking up Annika we spend the rest of the day at my place and I made some beet (rutabega or so )carrot and potatoe for my guests. It's a very common dish here.
On thursday the remaining guests arrived: Deepika from the US (Annika and Sherry are from the states too), Ruth from the UK, Asa with mum Ann and her son Rasmus from Sweden and last but not least Karin also from Sweden.
Because I was pretty tired from driving all around Schleswig-Holstein the whole day we just went out for dinner that night and talked a bit :)
see how hungry I was (left to me is Annika and at the right side is Ruth)
The shop owner was so nice to take a group pic of all of us :)
Friday was day 1 of our shopping experience in Germany: Kiel
First we had an appointment at the Kieler Stoffkontor :)
Where the shop was just open for us :) and we all browsed thru the fabrics and I think most of us did some serious shopping
The shopowner was so nice and took another group shot (my favourite)
I tried to convince all of the ladies to get the Patterncompany-jacket from which I made my jacket, but no one would listen....
Next stop was Stoffatelier :) More shopping and all the ladies fell in love with the patterncompany jackets that Ly had on display
This is Sherry wearing one of the samples :)
So there were 4 people wanting the pattern and just 3 copies... seeeeee.... I TOLD YOU SO :)
Ly also had a lady there showing how to needle felt
It was lunchtime after that and we had a nice little dinner at a restaurant,
Another fabric shop after lunch and last stop was a huge yarn store that we have here in Kiel:
After a small break we met at my place and had dinner (Onioncake and Federweißen, which is young white wine... more like juice)
plus another gift, that I have to show you, that I got. Really nice cuffs made by Karin from Sweden
We also had our annual ugly fabric swap :)
Deepika is modelling the fabric I got in the end. She swaped with me after the swap, because I had less fabric ;)
On saturday we drove to Hamburg and thanks to traffic jam (strawberry jam, raspberry jam, traffic jam REALLY makes sense to me :) ) we just went to 2 stores
and Mahler Stoffe
Please excuse the stupid look on my face. As you might have read, one of my spiral bones decided to hop out of it's place and I took pain relievers the whole weekend!
In the evening we went to a fashion show here in Kiel
That's Deepika, me and Karin. We had a lot of fun!
Next day, Asa and Ann had to leave early, so I drove them to the trainstation. we were pretty late and I was deseperatly trying to get tickets when some guy with a russian accent asked if they would share a group ticket to Lübeck with his father. Since that was faster I agreed :) We just had 4 more minutes!!!! I was a little frightend the whole time but Asa said, the guy was a real gentlemen. Sometimes you just have to trust in faith :)
After that we had a very relaxed day at my house, where we dyed yarn, Deepika went mad winding balls of yarn with my ballwinder and we just talked!
After that Karin had to leave too and the rest of us had some pizza and we went to bed early!
Ruth and Annika left the next morning and Deepika, Sherry and I spend the rest of the day doing more yarn shopping and going to IKEA :)
The two left on tuesday morning and I headed for my bed and to my chiropracticer after some sleep. It was a very exhausting but great weekend!
Btw. we all vowed to make another (in my case) patterncompany jacket since we all got fabric for it ;)