Friday, September 11, 2009

Like I Said . . . One Pastry at a Time!!

I am trying to type English on a German keyboard and am feeling rather retarded! Hopefully this post won't take me too long to create!!

I am going to be too big for all of my clothes by the end of this trip!! Man-oh-man am I enjoying all of the backerei goodies!!!(I am learning a LOT of German as well!!)

Here is a picture that Devan took of me and my husband at Hohenschwangau (King Maximillian's castle). I have really loved going to all of these amazing old castles. I only wish the walls could talk! What stories they would have to tell!!

I took this picture of the fam on the edge of the Bodensee (which is also called Lake Constance). I still can't figure out how things get translated around here ... how in the HECK do you get Bodensee from Constance??? I still have waaayyyy too much to learn!!

Isn't this just soooo tempting??? The fancy backeries over here (conditorei) are just packed FULL of luscious stuff (are you drooling yet??)! Now you can see why I am having such a difficult time passing them by ...

Today we are going hiking. I'm not quite sure where, as I am the only one here who doesn't fluently speak German, so I have just learned to roll with the punches! I am sure it will be wonderfully beautiful, wherever we end up!

I have a couple of cards to share with you as well. This is a card I made for our most recent Control Freaks swap (I figured it was time to share an UN-ugly card). I am excited for fall...I am sure I have mentioned ZILLIONS of times before that fall is my favorite time of year! I used a "joy fold" on this one. Love that! I also "rock and rolled" the leaves, but you can't tell from this picture because this is the prototype I made and I hadn't decided to really do it until after I made this. I haven't seen all the swaps from the other freaks yet, as they came in the mail right after we left! Something fun to look forward to ...

Stamps: Autumn Splendor, Grateful Greetings
Paper: Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Modern label punch, large oval punch, paper distressing tool, clear rhinestone ice brad, kraft taffeta ribbon, horizontal slot punch

And last, but certainly not least ... my ugly card. I was STILL desperately in need of a color wheel, don't you think?? (I am still saving my most ugly card for next week ... trust me, it's BAD!!)

Tschüß!! (That's German for "See ya!!")


Kim P said...

Wendy!! It looks like you are having such a great trip! I can almost smell the pastries...YUM!

Jen said...

I am living vicariously through you! I've always wanted to go to Germany to see those castles. Closest I've been is sitting in the Munich airport for 2 hours.

How in the world did you make this "ugly" card?? I have that set and it is still one of my all time favorite sets....Paint Prints I think it's called?...and you sure put an interesting twist on it!

Can't wait to see your #1, and to see more and hear more from Germany!

JanTink said...

Er...Wendy, you posted your swap card on the 2nd of must REALLY be having a good time, eh? Sure it's just the pastry and not a little schnapps or gewurztraminer? LOL!

As for the other card....nah! Better left unsaid, LOL!

Unknown said...

I'm "DELIGHT"ed that you had the nerve to post that card. It looks like I could have created it!

So happy you are enjoying yourself. Take in ALL the local flavor, even if it has a bazillion calories. Weight CAN come off, but to deprive yourself while in the birthplace of AWESOME pastries would be a crime!

Terry Molineux said...

OMgosh....I love my trip to Germany (through you of course...I'll never get my hubby to a country where you actually have to sightee instead of laying in the sun!

OMGoodness I never thought I'd say you made an ugly card but forgive me the colors are awful....I do love that set though....LOL