My sister introduced us to our good friends, Ben and Hannah, after telling us that we have tons in common and would get along well with each other (she was right!). They moved to South Korea last summer when Hannah accepted a teaching position at an international school. We had one last hurrah stateside in Chicago before we said our farewells.
Here's a quilt I made for Hannah as a graduation present for finishing her master's degree. The pictures are horrible as they were taken in the dark minutes before we had to leave for her grad party (in the middle of December 2012). Ben & Hannah love Asian culture and I made this to reflect their interests and to match their living room furniture. We spent many hours watching Korean dramas, Downton Abbey, The IT Crowd and The Mitchell & Webb Look together, so we became quite comfortable with their couch!
As you can imagine, visiting a cat cafe and dog cafe were some of the highlights of our time in Seoul!
As a thank you gift, I cross stitched a card that says "Thank You" in Korean and has a jar of kimchi and a bowl of bibimbap on it (patterns from andwabisabi on etsy)
weelittlestitches on etsy).
Here's a few more pictures we took while visiting Jeju Island and Seoul.
Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul
Taking a break from biking around Udo Island
We were so fortunate to be able to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom!
Celebrating after climbing to the top of Mt. Hallasan (6400 ft). Little did we know that we'd spend the next five hours slipping and sliding down the mountain in agony...
The snow covered trails on the snow-capped mountain were insane.
Jon was in heaven seeing all the bonsai plants in progress.
Posing in the Hello Kitty library at Hello Kitty Island.
Much time was spent in the little liquid propane gas fueled car exploring the countryside