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Old 07-23-2011, 08:11 AM
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I'm fairly certain her English will be really good. I was friends with a Swedish exchange student in high school, and my husband's family hosted a Swedish student when he was a teen. They both spoke excellent English, and my friend told me English classes were required in Sweden. (Of course, this was 20+ years ago...)

I remember reading a story a few years back about a scam going on in Japan. People were calling the vets up to schedule their dogs for grooming and to get their hooves trimmed. The vets were flabbergasted - HOOVES?? Seems that the Japanese were nuts over poodles at the time, but poodles were not easily available. So some jerk advertised and sold lambs as poodles, and the owners didn't have a clue. :shock:
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Old 07-23-2011, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Peckish
I'm fairly certain her English will be really good. I was friends with a Swedish exchange student in high school, and my husband's family hosted a Swedish student when he was a teen. They both spoke excellent English, and my friend told me English classes were required in Sweden. (Of course, this was 20+ years ago...)

I remember reading a story a few years back about a scam going on in Japan. People were calling the vets up to schedule their dogs for grooming and to get their hooves trimmed. The vets were flabbergasted - HOOVES?? Seems that the Japanese were nuts over poodles at the time, but poodles were not easily available. So some jerk advertised and sold lambs as poodles, and the owners didn't have a clue. :shock:
Thanks. I'm so glad to hear all the feedback. I'm thankful they know English. Last year my Austrian girl on a scale from 1 to 10 on English she was a 9. This girl from Sweden on the scale is a 7. It will be interesting. I've heard they do still have to take English in school. She has emailed me a couple of times and her emailing in English is good.
That is so weird about the Poodles. I did have to chuckle though. I've never heard that. I'll have to ask my sister about that. See if her Japanese girls know about it. Well atleast those lambs had a good home I guess. I wonder how well they poddy trained :shock:
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Looks like they have more quilt shops there than what I found in Germany.
http://www.cosman.nl/maps/list_en.php?cn=se&ord=c
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Old 07-23-2011, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by thimblebug6000
Looks like they have more quilt shops there than what I found in Germany.
http://www.cosman.nl/maps/list_en.php?cn=se&ord=c
Thanks for the website. I never thought of doing that. I just went and visited some sites from there. They do have lots of shops. Yaaaaa. It was fun visiting. I'm going to go through more later. Thanks again :thumbup:
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Kim, your package is on the way and there is something 'special' in there for you and even Siri if you so choose. You are just the greatest!!!
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Originally Posted by jdiane318
Kim, your package is on the way and there is something 'special' in there for you and even Siri if you so choose. You are just the greatest!!!
OHHHH I can hardly wait. Thanks. I'll let ya know when it gets here. No no YOU are the greatest. :thumbup:
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Old 07-24-2011, 04:21 AM
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I've seen their knitting.......it's so beautiful fair isle and the lot.
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Old 07-24-2011, 04:26 AM
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Have you read the Steig Larsson books yet? You will learn some about the country and enjoy a good mystery.
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Old 07-24-2011, 04:47 AM
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Missouri Star Quilt Co family are of Swedish decent.
You could enjoy their tutorials. http://tutorials.missouriquiltco.com/
Also Alicia Paulson loves to quilt with Swedish colors.
So you could check out her blog site
Here is a sample of one of her quilts: http://rosylittlethings.typepad.com/...and-cream.html
She has one based on the colors used in paintings of Lars....somewhere on the site. You would have to peck around the site to find it. But this example is typical of the usual quilt style she uses.
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Yall are gonna have so much fun!! Can I come play?
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