Promises, projects and great thoughts

When there are tulips, the promise of spring has been given. Finland seems to be experiencing a very peculiar winter this season: first a never-ending November from October to the beginning of January, then proper winter with snow and cold weather for one month, and now right back to November, except that the daylight is…

Experience the five seasons in Haltia, part I

I got a wonderful opportunity to visit Haltia, the new Finnish Nature Centre, a few days before the grand opening. The kind people in Haltia invited a few bloggers to see how the place looks like yesterday 28 May. They are planning to open the place on Friday 31 May. The Centre is situated in…

Photo tour in the Finnish archipelago

Let me start by saying that I wouldn’t normally do this. I’ve seen quite a few of conference and event centers in my life, both in Finland and abroad. I might remember some of them, but mostly the venues just fall into oblivion on my mind. Earlier this week I got to visit a conference venue…

Triforce crochet purse

I could not help myself. As this project is so small, I had to finish it right away. The more I look at the triangles, trifoce they seem to call it, the more I like it. No matter what colours. So here’s my purse step by step, except that there will be no stitch count, as I never…

Frank Underwood follows you

I’ve been down with the flu since Monday. It is strange how I always get ill when I have days off from work. This was not the first time. I managed to do a few hours of garden work on Monday, and then suddenly feverish, with flu, headache, sore throat and whatnot. Tonight finally feeling…

Spring has arrived to Finland

These little darlings had started to blossom literally overnight in my neighbourhood. When I took the German Shepherd out for a walk this morning, I was blown away. Every garden was blossoming. There is hope after all. You wait, and you wait, and then suddenly spring truly arrives in 24 hours. We’ve seen signs in…

Crocheting again

It’s been too long a break from crochet. Somehow I have not had the energy to work on any interesting crochet projects in the past winter, but now I’m back on track. This here is going to be a sleeping bag for a baby. It can also work as a double blanket, if needed. The…

Springtime travel yearning

This time of year always makes me want to travel. March is the month of spring, even though in Finland it really isn’t. We’re getting more snow here and there, it’s freezing cold still, and yet, you can somehow smell the spring in the air. We see blue skies, feel the sun on our faces,…

Green for the spring

As I showed my true colors in an earlier posting, red for solidarity, maybe now would be a good time to show some green for the spring. These green wrist warmers are great when you want to wear a lighter jacket, maybe with some 3/4 sleeves. Ruffles included for the happiness effect. This green belt…