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Thread: Exchange student from Sweden

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    I'm getting an Exchange Student from Sweden next month.
    I can't wait. I'm so excited to meet her. Are there any other
    Sweden quilters here? She's from Stockholm. She's in for a culture shock. From a city of about 850 thousand to a town of 1,500. :shock: She knits so she's going to teach me to knit and I'm going to teach her to quilt. What are the fabric stores in Sweden like? In her profile for animals her favorite animal is Giraffes and Dogs. Thank goodness for dogs. I have a couple of Giraffe patterns I ordered for her. Any input for Sweden quilting would be great. Thanks :thumbup:

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    I have no input on quilting and Sweden, but you might want to locate a knitting store for her. I'm sure she'd be thrilled to go home with some good yarn she couldn't get (at least not cheaply or easily) at home. :)

    When I was in junior high we hosted a girl from Okinawa, Japan. There was a pretty steep language barrier (and she was a little afraid of the farm animals), but she was so sweet and we had a very good experience. Have fun with your guest!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SparkMonkey
    I have no input on quilting and Sweden, but you might want to locate a knitting store for her. I'm sure she'd be thrilled to go home with some good yarn she couldn't get (at least not cheaply or easily) at home. :)

    When I was in junior high we hosted a girl from Okinawa, Japan. There was a pretty steep language barrier (and she was a little afraid of the farm animals), but she was so sweet and we had a very good experience. Have fun with your guest!
    Thanks for your response. Yeah one of my favorite quilty stores in Spokane has lots of yarn. That will be our first stop :thumbup: It has every kind of yarn you can think of.
    My sister has 2 or 3 girls from Japan at her house all the time.
    Some stay for a couple of months and others a year or longer.
    They are so sweet. We are avid campers so she takes them camping. They've never done anything like that. Its so much fun to watch them having the time of their lives. The 2 went on 4 wheelers last year and they had perma grin all day. Fun stuff. My Brother in law is the coordinator at the Community College there so they are really into it. I had an exchange student from Austria last year and she spoke great English. I hope this one from Sweden is that good with her English. I can't wait to show her around and take her camping.

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    Oh yeah my sister has a dog and alot of them have never been around dogs. Sad. Okinawa is where alot of them are from.
    Most of them live in apartment like places with lots of other family members so no room for animals. No thanks.

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    You will all have so much fun :D You are so kind to open your home this way :D:D:D

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    My daughter is getting a exchange student from Sweden also. Talk about cultural shock. Comming from a city of 250000 to a town of 300.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueangel
    My daughter is getting a exchange student from Sweden also. Talk about cultural shock. Comming from a city of 250000 to a town of 300.
    Ha. Thats funny. One of the things Siri (thats her name) asked is how far to the malls. She's not going to like the 1 1/2 hours to get to go shopping. What town is she from in Sweden?

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    What fun. I bet she is a great knitter. you will learn so much and so will she.. Have fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    You will all have so much fun :D You are so kind to open your home this way :D:D:D
    Thanks amma. I'll keep you posted on our fun. I can't wait.
    I hope she gets here sooner than just before school starting.
    Last year my Austrian got here and 3 days later school started.
    she slept through the first week. Jet lag. And me taking her all over didn't help. I want to have fun with her before school.
    It takes awhile to adjust to the 9 hours time change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blossom808
    What fun. I bet she is a great knitter. you will learn so much and so will she.. Have fun
    Yeah I told her I have 2 machines and 1 with her name on it so she was excited about that. And she likes to cook. Me too.
    We'll both be learning lots. I can't wait. I want real Swedish Meatballs. :thumbup:

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