Catchy title, huh? I'm sure some people who read my blog have also visited Inga Helene's blog. I don't mean to steal her name, but I was actually quilting above the Arctic Circle yesterday! My Swedish course (I'm taking it, not teaching it!) took a trip to Kiruna and I made a lot of red hot hexagons on the way. No photo of those, but a few other photos instead.
We visited the site of the Ice Hotel (the original, there are now others). Of course, there's not hotel now in summer, but we learned about how the hotel is built and saw an ice sculpture exhibit. In Kiruna we visited an iron ore mine. The entire city of Kiruna is going to be moved because the ground has become unstable due to the mine. You can read more about it here.
We saw a lot of reindeer along the way, as well!
And to end on a crafty note, a couple of evenings here in Kalix, we've had several activities to choose from. Unsurprisingly, I chose 'handverk' and tried felting for the first time. I made a small wall-hanging and the grey thing is going to become some sort of bag/box. It was fun, but I'm not sure I need another hobby!