Fabric Christmas means visitors from the US! I met a friend and her sister in Helsinki on Friday/Saturday and will meet up with them again on Wednesday in Turku and we will spend Midsummer in/around Vaasa. They were very kind to bring some of my stash (especially much needed batting) from the US - along with a few extra treats!
One of the treats was this cool brown cotton bag from Vietnam. My friend has traveled there a few times for work recently. I photographed it with the two pillowcases she sent me from her last trip - both made from beautiful silks. (I think they look quite red in the photo, but they're actually orange.) All three came from this non-profit organization.
Finally, a couple pictures from Helsinki this weekend. (Can you identify the flag flying alongside the Finnish one? There was a special festival going on...)