I received these awesome warm socks on Friday from a friend's mother in Hämeenlinna. She knitted them for me to thank me for hanging out with her granddaughter when my friend was unexpectedly at the medical center. No thanks were necessary - we always have fun hanging out even though we share no common language and sit with a dictionary and draw or watch subtitled episodes of Little House on the Prairie - but the socks are very much appreciated! One of my goals for the coming summer is to learn to knit socks!
Hopefully there will be posts here about that adventure in a couple of months. In the meantime, no time for any craftiness these days. I received a great treat in the mail on Friday, though - coasters from a coaster swap I'm participating in. They are from Ellen and she very generously included some extra treats, including my very favorite kind of chocolate and a homemade/homegrown lavender sachet! They're criss-cross coasters made from gorgeous April Cornell fabrics from Moda. Thanks!! They look great on my white coffee table. (Photos of my coasters to come once they arrive in New York.)
Did a little sightseeing with a friend who was visiting from Helsinki this weekend. We drove down the coast to Närpes and Kristinastad, and across Finland's longest bridge to Replot. Photos of the water/ice under the bridge and the belltower of the church in Replot. Gorgeous sunny winter weather here today!
My Winter Four Seasons quilt is finally in the mail now. I hope the recipient will forgive me for the delay. Sometimes life gets in the way. Photos to follow when the quilt arrives in England!