Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Day 6


White and blue flowers for the 99th anniversary of our Independence Day. It seems the blue hyacinths were left out, but they looked and smelled great too.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Day 5


One more of the cabins at Vanhankylänniemi. All these pictures with red cabins were taken between 4 pm and 4.30 pm. Today our day is six hours and three minutes long.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Day 4


This used to be my club's shop premises before we moved to Villa Cooper. For about a year now another group of crafty people have their beautiful shop there.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Day 3


Little cabins with Christmas gift shops and activities for children a week ago.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Day 2


We just watched again the movie Calendar Girls on TV. The husband of one of the ladies died of leukaemia, and he had no time to give a speech at the Women's Institute. It was read there though, and in the speech he compared the women of Yorkshire to the flowers of Yorkshire, and how each stage of their bloom is more beautiful than the other. And then they seed.
I thought of his words when I saw these flowers of last summer, waiting for the birds or winter winds to spread their seeds, and in my eyes the flowers are still beautiful.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Day 1

My irregular blog Advent Calendar is back. Last year I had knee issues, some other years other things on my mind, but I decided to try again. Just a few words and a picture every day until December 24th or maybe even 25th.

This picture, taken today almost at noon, shows how close to Winter Solstice we are. Our days are getting about six minutes shorter every day for a couple of weeks still.


Welcome back tomorrow to a new picture of our winter.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Quilt blocks for the sampler and some knitting

After a long absence from my sewing machine I have taken the bull by the horns again and finished ten new blocks for the Splendid Sampler. I have decided to make things easier for myself whenever I feel like it, so I used a striped fabric here instead of piecing the half circle, and I appliqued the halves on the background instead of piecing them. I don't like curved seams very much.


This one is done by the book (there will be a book with these patterns in the Spring!).


Plus Love:


First Stitch, block 71:


And here a group photo:


I have knitted little mittens


and a pair of pink and grey socks.



Winter arrived at the beginning of this month for about ten days, but is now gone again, with rain and plus degrees. It was pretty while it lasted.