Hello from Finland! It’s a beautiful autumn here and when landing I was surprised that it looks still so much summer. I expected more grey and cloudy autumn, but the weather has been gorgeus. Warm, sunny and nature is still very green with beautiful autumn colours.
This is my first view in the mornings! More colourful; my camera ate the colours!. I shall send you more postcards from my trip.
While having my breakfast first morning, 4 squirrels were playing and running up and down the trees in our garden! Oh, I hope to see them again! They live in the roof in winter. And woodpecker comes often and tries to make a winter home in the corner of the house!
This old bird house has new purpose…squirrel goes there, opens the front wood, puts her ‘berries’ inside and then closes the door again and leaves! They are busy this time collecting food for the winter.
One of the first things on my list is always library! I miss very much Finnish books. There wasn’t many quilting books that i haven’t read already, but these few I took home.
‘Sinista Kotiin’ = blue for home, is new for me and looks very inspiring.
Morning looked like this but now it seems to clear and perhaps it will be again sunny day here in south Finland.
I have to say that the end of the summer at home was really busy. Trying to be at several works in same time and then preparing things and places for the autumn took all our energy. Shop is now closed for winter and I began to fix our home. There are still un-done works from the moving last year and I am looking for to get everything done and have a ‘normal’ everyday life….with lot of time in my sewing room. That I want to re-arrange, too.
During the summer I was also busy with sewing projects. Some of them secrets and still waiting to be showed. This photo is from the last scrappy sewing I did just before travelling.
This has to be secret for a short time, but I will show this soon. Still need to hand stitch a little bit. I can say that this was very improvising and quick project.
Just before I left home, I received these fun fabrics from my sister. Thank you dear sister! I would love to find more this one with animals!
No visits to fabrics shops yet … oh, I have to be tired! I think it’s time for the first fabric shopping! I’m happy to say that I shall meet one of my Finnish quilting friends … but more of that later.
About my flight… after many years I flew with Finnair and it was so great! Happy and polite service, very good seats, good time (no travelling in the middle of the night), allowed to have a handbag with the hand luggade, coffee in Marimekko’s paper mug, napkins were Marimekko’s… and … blueberry juice and coffee for Free!
I tried to take new selfie … that is so hard … serious look looks too serious… laughing looks … I don’t know … I’m just not for photos.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog after a long brake! I hope to see you soon again, showing more what I see here in my home country…hopefully some gorgeus fabrics!