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Bighalofro
« on: October 31, 2008 06:15:28 PM »

My fiance's grandparent amazingly just offered him and me his great grandmother's engagement ring and even suggested that I have it reset if I wanted (which I'm hesitant to do since it's a family heirloom...).  I say amazingly because they have only met me on one occasion, which was over 6 years ago, well before him and I even became a couple!  Anyway, I really wanted to get them something wonderful for Christmas as a way to show my appreciation.  Since I know so little about them, however, I decided to make them something related to their Swedish heritage.  I tried to find some traditional dessert recipes and in the process stumbled across the Swedish Love Knot http://www.geocities.com/heartland/5658/swedish.html, and given the situation, I thought it was perfect!





I also knew that they both graduated from the University of Wisconsin  (where they live now) so that is why I decorated the knot with red and white flowers (the university's colors).  Let me know what you think!  Do you think they'll like it??
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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2008 06:49:59 PM »

i think they'll love it! that is so sweet  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2008 07:50:21 PM »

I really like it.  It is very unique.  Im sure they will love it.
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2008 10:35:04 AM »

Thanks for the feedback!  I finally showed my fiance the pictures and at first he didn't realize that I had made it.  He thought I was just showing him a picture of what gave me the idea and said it looked professionally made Grin  Hopefully, his grandparents share the sediment and like it as much as everyone else seems to!
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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2008 08:46:06 PM »

I think I'd have to agree with your fiance saying that it looks quite professional. I think it would be a great gift, and I especially love that you put the label/tag on it. It let's them know what it is if they're not very familiar with it and shows the meaning. Plus, it lets everyone outside of the swedish heritage also cherish the meaning behind it.
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2008 05:19:07 AM »

I love it .. i'm sure they will too!
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2008 06:18:18 AM »

It looks amazing.  As a fellow Badger and being Swedish, I can say I would absolutely love to receive that and I'm sure they will too.  :-)
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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2008 12:04:34 PM »

One word to describe it: lovely.
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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2008 06:34:41 PM »

I think I'd have to agree with your fiance saying that it looks quite professional. I think it would be a great gift, and I especially love that you put the label/tag on it. It let's them know what it is if they're not very familiar with it and shows the meaning. Plus, it lets everyone outside of the swedish heritage also cherish the meaning behind it.

Thank you!  I was glad to find the short poem version to print on the card, since most online included a plain paragraph description that just seemed long and boring Tongue

It looks amazing.  As a fellow Badger and being Swedish, I can say I would absolutely love to receive that and I'm sure they will too.  :-)

Awesome!  It's nice to hear an opinion from someone with similar interests Smiley  Puts me a little more at ease with worrying about whether or not they'll like it.  Thank you so much Grin
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