Well. Christmas eve is our main day for celebrating here in Sweden. And what I remember from the day before Christmas when I was little was that all the chairs were up at the dinner table and my mum was mopping the floor. Then I fell asleap (after some wiggling in the bed). But I suppose that she was up for a couple of more hours. At least she always wanted to lie down for a nap after Christmas lunch.
Well. Now I am the mum and it is well passed midnight and I am still up. Seems like it is a tradition that is passed down from mother to daughter, so why break it??
My dad has been doing some scanning of pictures from when I was little. It is so nice to see all these pictures. And that also reminds me that my nana made me a lot of these clothes. And then the baton of the sewing relay race was passed on to my mum. I now I've got it.
Top picture is from Christmas Eve of 1977 I think. It is my aunt in the background (just look at her hair, dress and glasses - SO 70's!!) and me and my sister is like 3 & 5 yrs old. I strongly suspect that my nana had something to do with the vests and skirts... I am the dark haired, and my little sister is the blonde one.
These dresses I actually remember when I was home at my nana to measure them. It was very important that the skirt was just below the knee cap. They had little "angel wings" (you can see it on my sisters dress, since she isn't wearing her cardi properly). This picture is from midsummer, and I am 8-9 yrs old. My mum has braided my hair and pulled it over the head and decorated it with flowers.
Here's another midsummer picture with my mum and my nana. And once again I think that my nana had something to do with our dresses.
And one of my favourite pictures. There is a similar one of my sister (which is even better, she's so darn foto genique my sister...). Both of us wearing this scarf around our hair, these knitted cardis and batique tees.
Well! Merry Christmas everybody! I will take a couple of days off now and spend a lot of time with my family, since I know that January is pretty crazy when you're working with it and accounting...