Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Click Click

So, my camera is safe and sound. As promised, my chicken! Her name is Click (because of the camera trauma and because I saw the Adam Sandler movie of the same name on Sunday night). She's made of two twenty-five patch 3.75 inch squares, with scraps (from Love Beads, Citrus Zipper, my Leukemia blocks, and the (Roller) Coasters, and filled with rice. I don't really think I'm going to stick pins in her - she'll just keep me company while I sew.

A few photos of the day out in Tampere (the Finlayson textile mill and an Orthodox church - they have regular services in Finnish and Russian and once a month in Romanian!):



Jeanne asked me about the size of Finland after I posted a map on Sunday evening. I looked it up so I could compare it to a US state. Here's an interesting fact: if Finland were a US state, it would be the fifth largest state - between Montana and New Mexico in size!

One final photo from Tampere:

I certainly haven't seen this Bernina poster before!

38 comments:

dot said...

Oh neither have I but I don't mind looking at that poster. Thanks for the well needed boost and sense of humor.

DubiQuilts said...

Your chicken is very cute. I have to make one.

Dormouse said...

Now that's an advert I'd remember! :)

Your chicken is really cute.

Dawn said...

Hmmm - now maybe that would tempt me to go out and buy a new bernina!!!!

I love your chicken! He is adorable!

Libby said...

Click is cute -- I only put pins in my chicken away from the eyes. It just seems too cruel otherwise.

*s* I have been thinking my next machine should be a Bernina -- now I'm even more convinced.

Laurie Ann said...

Ha, funny poster! I guess they think that if you can use scantily clad women to sell cars, that they can use scantily clad men to sell sewing machines! But I think we would have bought them anyway. :)

meggie said...

Hedgehog, have enjoyed reading some of your blogs, & enjoying your pics.

I just think that chicken should fly over to me! I WANT her!

Simonetta said...

Very beautiful the photos, Finland is certainly a beautiful country! I love a lot these open spaces, I hope that one day I can make a vacation :)))

Sweet P said...

Your chicken is cute. But that ad is way too cool!

CBM said...

He he, that has got to be a first for sewing machine advertisement.

That is a happy chicken if ever I saw one.

Tazzie said...

Hey .... my Bernina didn't come with one of those!!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

ForestJane said...

I wonder what the message the Bernina poster is trying to get across to consumers?

It takes a strong man to pick up a Bernina?

If a man's going to buy a machine, he'd sell his shirt to get a Bernina?

*giggles*

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Yes I might buy a Bernina as long as I got THAT in the accessory pack. The little chicken is a cute one.

Jodie said...

Love the ad!!! Have never seen that one before - unique approach. BTW I do need a new machine!

Click is very cute, I agree, I don't think I could put pins in her either!

Jodie

Fiona said...

Cute Chick - and advertisement!

Ruth said...

I love click. Very cute. I've been enjoying the photos of Finland too, the old buildings are great.

Nadine said...

I just love that "click" ! I'll have to make one too, one of these days...
Your pictures a beautiful, and your country too !

Smiles !

Anonymous said...

That Bernina poster makes sewing look SEXY!

Jane Ann said...

I was in Helsinki for a day last year. It was a beautiful and sophisticated city. Wish I'd had more time.

I even went into the Bernina store there, but they weren't sellin' what they sellin' in Tampere!!

Tonya R said...

hmm, using beefcake to sell Berninas - that is new. Love that church - beautiful architecture.

bettsy said...

Nope, I didn't get one of those with my Bernina - and the sewing machine shop owner didn't look like that either. Mind you I do find it heavy so I could use the accessory.

Cynthia said...

Click looks great. I wouldn't want to put pins in it either.

Laurie said...

Hmm... That guy looks like he could play soccer! ;-)

Did you know that every time I read your blog, I walk away humming the Monty Python song, "Finland, Finland, Finland... That's where I'd like to be..."

Suze said...

Nope, no Bernina posters like that here either....

Love the chick.....I will be wanting to make one for me next....

Thanks for sharing the pictures of your travels....... Such a beautiful place to live.

Anonymous said...

Click is very cute! And as for that Bernina ad, what a better way to sell a sewing machine with cute man behind it. Not an ad one would easily forget.

Finn said...

Hi Hedgie...what an adorable companion chick you have...*VBS*
I love it...."The Chick Click"!!!!

Or Clickie Chickie..maybe?

At at any rate, she's adorable. And nice to have the fabric memories be part of her also.

Lois R. said...

I'm feeling an irresistable urge to buy a Bernina machine!

Love the chick. I started to make one and then I realized I had forgotten the comb and beak! I'm such a bonehead!

Sioux said...

Glad the camera is safe and sound....love Click!! The photos are too much, and, no, we don't have Bernina posters like that here!

Leah S said...

Phooey! They forgot to include the guy with my Bernina too! And I could use him when I go to sew-in's! :P

Miriam said...

I love you chicken and the movie "Click." I love seeing pictures of your country, too. Keep them coming!

Rabbit Stitchings said...

I am a tad behind on reading blogs,, I like your chicken very much she is cute, don't blame you for not sticking her with pins!
The Bernina poster is quite a nifty looking poster (wink wink)*G* and I got tickled over the laundry room picture...tee hee I will have to take of picture of mine too! *G*

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

I love your chicken - it's ADORABLE!

Speaking of adorable - wow - that Bernina poster is something else. I've never seen it either. :-)

Anonymous said...

Love the chicken. And woowoo to the Bernina poster. We need more of that. (And you can take that however you please...)

Nancy said...

The poster is almost as cute as your chicken, Nancy in MT

juryizout said...

You know, that might make me have to go and purchase a Bernina instead of Pfaff....;)

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I just love the difference between European advertising and USA! This is a funny ad! Your chicken is great. And - lucky you to get your camera back!!! My Dad very recently found a cache of camera equipment down at the shore and brought it to the police. The police called to say that the rightful owners came to file a lost report and were so very grateful to have a life-time collection of lenses, equipment back - phew!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Anonymous said...

The chicken is adorable!! I love chickens and this really made me smile. :o)
Flora

Carol said...

i'm sorry, gals. The chicken is cute, but please... isn't this Bernina ad much more worth looking at and commenting on??? I just love it. Finally!! After all the sex-pots sprawled on top of cars, we get a sex-pot of our own sprawled across our sewing mchine. LOL. I'm having a good laugh over your blog today, Hedgehog, and all the funny comments.