My mom is safely back in Maine today after a great week here with me in Finland. We spent last weekend in Helsinki and then spent the week in and around Vaasa. The weather was pretty rainy (and snowy upon my arrival back home last night), but we still had a great time. Maybe I can photoshop some blue skies into the pictures.... Here are just a few to get started, including the train station facade and Sibelius monument.
Just to get a little color into this post, here's a picture of the contents of one of my mom's suitcases. It really did feel like fabric Christmas! Most of the fabric came from my existing stash, but there were some surprises in there, too. She also brought extra needles and bobbins, as well as a few fun tools and some much needed batting. I have no idea what to start on first - the UFO plaid bear paws for my little brother? The wedding quilt for my cousin? A couple blue and white baby quilts? A Christmas table runner? A kalaedoscope wall hanging? Stay tuned. :)