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!