For many years already, Mr. K and I have made a Summer trip to Sastamala to the Old Literature Fair where sellers and buyers of old books are gathered for two days. The place is a school, and many sellers have their tables and shelves in a big tent in the school yard.
Mr K. found several interesting books on fishing, and my treasure is located on a river as well:
This is the first edition of the children's classic Wind in the Willows in Finnish. No pictures inside, but the cover pleases my eye.
After seeing all the books we drove to visit my mother and made lunch at her place. It was good to see her in reasonably good health and in a very good mood. Our next stop was in central Finland where our DD Kaija lives. We stayed in a new hotel.
The bed was the best after our own bed at home, but the bathroom could have had a rail on the wall to help anyone stiffer and older than we are.
As you can see the weather was nice all day, not too hot. This is a view from our window.
On Saturday we met with Kaija and wanted to visit the Finnish Handicraft Museum which was closed on the Monday when I visited Kaija before Christmas. This time we had better luck, although the permanent exhibition was closed due to moisture damage to the building. We saw Anu Tuominen's exhibition Fingerprints. She is known for her work with recycled textiles she has bought at flea markets, like these potholders:
or the soap dishes, arranged by colour to create her piece of art:
The name of the work adds a new dimension to her art, here is Compostor:
Pancakes with Strawberry Jam, Milk 2012, from 2002 onwards, second-hand panholders, buttons, jam container and spoon, mugs and crocheting:
From the left: Worsted (combed yarn), 2007, combs, knitting
Three-colour knitting, 2012, brushes, knitting
Casting on for a striped scarf, 2007, knitting needles, yarn
Sweater for Mr Moebius, 2012, knitting. Unfortunately I missed the other half of this one, but you can imagine how it is when you think of the Möbius strip. Click to enlarge all the pictures!
If you want to see more of her work, here is a link to pictures on the internet.
After the exhibition we did some shopping, had lunch with Kaija and V, went to see their new home and came back to our own.