Sweden Loot

So the bus from the airport to Skagit County last night had a flat tire in Marysville. So it stopped at the Donna’s truck stop to wait for a replacement bus. Thankfully Tom drove down to rescue me. Another passenger’s husband rescued her too, but we left the rest of the poor souls on the bus. Not sure when they got home, but I got home at 10:00. I was exhausted but did finally get some sleep last night (after 26 hours).

But I did bring some loot home. This is what I bought at the reunion’s silent auction.

The Dala horse glasses came in handy for drinking cocktails late at night at the reunion. The Swedish Fish from Canada were nice to nibble on during my three flights yesterday. The shethook will go in my fiber studio. And the bag was very useful for getting the loot home.

Here is what I got for myself along the way. It is mostly sheepy stuff from Gotland (a lamb pelt, a colorful ram cup and a small stuffed sheep), but also yarn from Skansen and a brochure from Ice Hotel.

And finally I bought Swedish tools for Tom to try to thank him for taking care of the farm so I could go on this trip.

There is a folding rule, a nice axe, a small pry bar and a reindeer antler flint with Sami inscriptions. Swedish iron is supposed to be among the best so their tools are reputed to be high quality. But they are somewhat hard to find. Tom says his presents are great so I was successful in picking out good gifts for him.

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7 Responses to Sweden Loot

  1. Michelle says:

    Thanks for the travelogue; it’s been great fun to follow along!

  2. Jeanne says:

    I, too, have really enjoyed following all the places you’ve gone and the things you’ve seen and done! I’m so glad you were able to go. You purchased some really nice items.

    • Donna says:

      Thanks. I tried to buy items to support the reunion from the auction, things that would remind me of my visit and stuff Tom could use. But it had to fit in my luggage too. My luggage was bigger coming home though.

  3. Jeanne says:

    I really enjoyed reading along as you traveled. Thanks for sharing.The buildings were incredible!! I hope you’re getting rested.

  4. FullyFleeced says:

    Cool loot! thanks for sharing your trip with us. I’m so impressed that you were able to blog while travelling. 🙂

    • Donna says:

      Thanks Denise! There were some long days catching up with blogging. But I wanted to write things done while they were fresh in my brain. Plus I wanted the family members that could not travel to get updates.

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