Upon my arrival in Stockholm, we enjoyed a lovely fika (pronounced FEE-kah, meaning coffee and snack) with Lena's mother who also happened to be in town. Then we had a scenic walk through gardens and parks and greenhouses, followed by lunch in a cafe there. We met an excited boston terrier named Boris wearing a pea-green cable-knit sweater!
|Julros-- Christmas Rose|
|Boris the Boston Terrier in a Cable-knit Sweater|
|You know I can't turn down an opportunity like this!|
|Historic Swedish Bakery!|
|Lena, her mother, and Per--Some of my Swedish family!|
|Exhibition at the Nordiska Museet|
|Up on the highest viewing deck at the Vasa Museum!|
But I also did work in Stockholm! I visited the Historiska Museet (Historical Museum) to see their awesome collection of medieval Birgittine textiles. The embroideries there are so finely made! Most are silk embroideries using split stitch, stem stitch, and couching methods, and they beaded with lots of pearls and metal paillettes! Totally stunning!
|I'm so thoughtful.|
|Detail of an embroidered reliquary|
|Detail of a bishop's mitre|
|St. George and the Dragon at the Storkyrkan|