Last Saturday was the first weekend of September, and time for the 20th annual Maa Elää event in Järvenpää. It is a bigger than usual Farmers' and Crafters' market and harvest fair with nearly 200 stalls instead of the under 10 on a normal Saturday. There is often also an exhibition of old tractors or lorries. The first one is a grey Fordson from the very early '50s. See how small it is!
This red beauty is a Valmet, made in Finland.
The green one is Zetor from Czechoslovakia. The blue one in the background is another Fordson, in case you are interested.
The scent of the apples was delicious. I must start cooking my apples now too, but our eating apples are almost no longer good. They can't be stored, cooked or baked, just eaten fresh. These stalls were on the market place.
The rows of stalls reached all the way to the end of the pedestrian area. New harvest: honey and garlic, separately and together.
more of them
Autumn wreaths made of birch twigs or willow, and hand made jewelry.
Hand knitted wool socks in every size and colour. There were stalls with beautiful handicrafts, but the best ones were hidden behind buyers' backs so no pictures of linen dresses, more hand made jewelry or gorgeous knitted scarves and hats.
The day was chilly but luckily there was no rain.
My craft room has finally something to show. I have added a white border and a multicolour piano key border to my Helping Hands quilt top. Choosing a backing is the next step.