Thursday 28 May 2009

Fly Fishing Friends

Earlier this year I found a blogger with whom I had lots in common, like age, hobbies (quilting)and husband's hobbies (flyfishing). We have been e-mailing, and it lead to mailing things. Around Easter we received this lovely mail from Candace and Mr. Squash:

There were several fly fishing magazines for Mr. Kotkarankki, a sweet little fabric basket and a wool appliqué project and a needle threader for me, as well as Peeps yellow Easter chick sweets for Mr. K. So generous of Candace and Mr. S. Thank you again!

It took us a long time to put together our package for them, but this week it arrived on the other side of the world. This is what Mr. K tied for his fellow flyfishermen. The greenish fly is SL-pupa, a larvae imitation for Candace, and the furry one is Nalle Puh (like Winnie the Pooh) for fast waters, for Mr. S. The hooks are barbless so the fish can be released without damage.

I made a messenger bag using a fishing fly print fabric for their shopping or fishing gear, and added an embroidery needle threader for Candace (like I said, we are about the same age!) and some healthy dark chocolate. There were also some Finnish fly fishing magazines for them, so they can at least look at the pictures.

Sometimes I hear people speak about the virtual world and virtual friends you can make in it, but I'm sure I have found some real friends through blogging. You know who you are. It would be so nice to be able to meet for a cup of tea and a chat. Then you would notice how slow my English is, but I can listen quite fluently!


  1. What a wonderful set of Easter packages.

    The flies are so intricate- not forgotten about guineafowl feathers- just not been in that direction.

  2. What nice friends you and your hubby have made through the use of a computer. You sound like me with my Finnish although there are probably a lot of words I wouldn't know the meaning for. (the Peeps are my favourite: marshmallow)

  3. This truly is an amazing world nowadays - nearly "borderless" in many ways. It has been so nice to make the acquaintance of you and Mr. K. over the long distance, Ulla! We are looking forward to sharing our fishing (and quilting) stories with you for a long time!

  4. What a wonderful post. Makes me smile ear to ear.
    I can attest that the chocolates from Finland are the best in the world. At least that's what Jodi and I think. And the tea too I might add. :-)
    Those flys Mr K made are wonderful! What lovely gifts.. and thank you for sharing this with us all.


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