Sunday, October 08, 2006

Cluck Cluck

Yesterday I took a little day trip to Tampere with a friend. It's about halfway between Vaasa and Helsinki and reminded me a lot of Lowell, Massachusetts in terms of its textile mill history and architecture. In my rush on the way to the station I left my camera on the table in a cafe. Fortunately I was able to call the cafe and it was still there. A colleague is picking it up for me tomorrow. Phew! My biggest worry was 'how will I blog without a digital camera?!' There are a few photos on the camera that I'll have to post tomorrow night.

I have a lot of work to do today, including listening to audio journals my students have been creating for their speaking classes, but am rewarding myself every once in a while with some time in the quilting room. I'm determined to make myself a little Norwegian chicken (thanks to Hanne for explaining why these chickens are Norwegian and thanks to Darcie for the tips about how to make one).

My brain was about the size of a chicken's yesterday when I lost my camera.

22 comments:

Screen Door said...

It just goes to show there ARE good people left in the world. So glad the camera is safe. Quilt some for me.

Melanie

Judith said...

Glad you got your camera back.
I have been to Finland in 2002 and know the places you are talking about from my trip. We have were in a hotel in Vaasa.

Cynthia said...

thank goodness the camera was still at the cafe where you left. Look forward to seeing the photos from your camera.

Jeanne said...

I've probably never actually examined a map of Finland before :) It was just 'up there' on a big world map. Lots of water, lakes I guess? Size-wise, similar to Illinois maybe, or bigger?

Good you didn't lose your camera! We bloggers NEED those photos!!

Jeanne :)

May Britt said...

So good you get your camera back. Look forward to see the pictures of Helsinki. Hope you and your mother is having a great time.

dot said...

Thanks for sharing so much about Finland. As you know that is where my ancesters are from and it intriges me. I enjoy see this map and see where Oulu is. Thanks again.

debraspincic said...

Boy, I would have been in sheer panic mode had I left my camera. Thank Goodness it was there and you can get it back.

Beautiful red leaves in your other post too!

Bea said...

You´re a lucky girl. Thank´s for the map - now I know where Vaasa is. I remember sewing this chickens 3 or 4 years ago. A big one as a door stopper, "normal" as pincushions or just deko and a very little one as a key fob for our mailboxkey - its our mailchicken. Don´t know, that this chickens called norwegian chickens - but I´m learning now!
Bea

Deb Geyer said...

I hate it when I lose my camera!

Jenn said...

Hope you rewarded yourself with some good Q-time, Hedgie. Can't wait to see more of your craftiness -- thank goodness you recovered the camera!

Michi said...

"My biggest worry was 'how will I blog without a digital camera?!'"

really should have been:

"My biggest worry was, "How will I blog without a digital camera?!"

I know how much you appreciate corrections. I'm here for you, babe.

:P

p.s. I'm really glad you got your camera back.

Linda_J said...

Boy, you lucked out and realized that it was missing soon after your departure!

Good to get an idea of just where you are in Finland.

Rabbit Stitchings said...

eeewww weeee ..... so glad you got your camera back!

Can't wait to see the chicken!

Sioux said...

I'm so glad you found it!!!

Dawn said...

I can't wait to see your chicken! Please share it when you get your camera back and you get it made!

Ruth said...

Glad you got your camera back - it would have been long gone here lol. I also want to see a picture of your chicken.

Dzen said...

So glad that Michi fixed up your English... It's been bugging me ever since you 'drug' your camera to home to Tampere and left it there! ;)

Laurie said...

Thanks for the map of Finland. I've often wondered exactly where you were!

Libby said...

Glad you got your camera back -- look forward to many more photos of your quilts and the country-side as you travel about.

Suze said...

What joy to know that your camera is returning to you safe and sound. That was quite a blessing.

Glad you are home and had a pleasant weekend.

You mentioned Lowell, MA. Here I have lived in MA for almost 20 years and I have never gone there.

I can't get that chicken out of my head either. I will just have to make one.

Samantha said...

so glad to hear your camera will come back to you safely!

Miriam said...

I see Vaasa is right across from Sweden. My brother spent alot of time there and speaks Swedish fluently, still keeping in touch with his many friends.