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The fairies and little people

Kuva
Though in the city the snow is a last winter's memory it is something else at our summer cottage. The lake is still covered with ice and on the north side there is some snow. We had planed to have this year's first barbecue there, but it was too windy to make a fire. Instead I rattled the leaves, he checked that there was no winter damages and our little helpers sighed Boooooriiiing! They were not able to swim yet.

When I climbed the hill back to our car I took these photos and I am sure that the fairies and little people were wondering what I was doing :)

Ei lunta mailla halmeilla, paitsi kesämökkimme pohjoisrinteessä. Huiskin hieman haravalla ja puolisoni tarkasti, että nurkat ovat paikoillaan. Piiperoiset eivät innostuneet mökkeilystä vielä, vaan kesä tulee ja järvi kimmeltäen odottaa uijia. Pieni hetki enää.

Kiivetessäni rinnettä ylös autollemme nappasin muutaman kuvan menninkäisten valtakunnasta. Siellä laulu raikui, tuuli humisi oksissa ja kevätvalo leikki piilosilla. Me…

Good afternoon

Kuva
Sunday afternoon sewing - something quick and easy - jeans for my teenager. The pattern I found in Suuri Käsityö -magazine 9/2017. I made a simpler version, without pockets etc. and turned the pattern much more tiny so it would fit for my daughter who is like a young foal. She was pleased so I can be too and there is another piece of fabric waiting for turning into jeans.

Sunnuntai-iltapäivän puuhana oli valmistaa housut varsamaiselle tyttärelleni. Farkkujen kaava löytyi Suuri Käsityö 9/2017 lehdestä. Hieman entrasin ja pienensin kaavaa ja housuista tuli kivat. Tytär on tyytyväinen, joten voin iskeä sakseni myös seuraavaan housupalaan.

Mukavaa huhtikuun alkua!

Easter bunny

Kuva
"The years are not sisters" is a saying but it sure is true. This spring, so far, has been cold, frosty and that is why the snowy ground is still like in January. When I was born at the end of March several years ago, my mom has said, that she looked out of the window at the hospital and the grass was green,  the sun was shining and sunny dandelions were blooming outside. I must be patient, those sunny flowers are just a moment away.

While waiting I always can knit and my daughters and their endless imagination is an everyday source of happiness to me.

Easter bunny and I wish You all a peaceful Easter time!
Pääsiäispupu ja minä toivotamme teille rauhaisaa pääsiäisaikaa!


Gentlemen on a breakfast

Kuva
How sweet is this? My husband wakes me up and urge me to come downstairs, he has a surprise for me on our backyard. And there they were, two lovely roe gentleman eating sweets on our apple trees and having sunflower treats under just fallen snow. He is thinking about it's not so good that they are eating our apple trees and in gardener's point of view he is right. But in my opinion we have build our house and garden on wildlife's land, so they are welcome - apple trees will survive. Such a lovely moment shared with the nature started this weekend!

Olikohan jompikumpi näistä herrasmiehistä se metsäkaurisnuorukainen, joka toissa kesänä leikki harakan kanssa puutarhassamme? Ihana aamuhetki viikonlopun alkajaisiksi!






Winter vacation

Kuva
Tomorrow our everyday routin begins - kids go to school and I will start my own projects. It was planed that we would visit our relatives during this vacation, but I had a flu so we had to postpone the visit. Luckily kids were ok so they were able to ski, skate and slide. The reason why the vacation actually is, was completed - kids had some fun!

Talvilomalaiset aloittavat arjen huomenissa. Loma ei sujunut suunnitelmien mukaan, mutta piiperoisilla oli kuitenkin hauskaa ja sehän on pääasia! Olen kuvannut viimeisimpiä kuulumisiani :)

Oikein ihanaa kevään alkua!


Olympics 2018

Kuva
I have skiing in my blood - a teeny-weeny cell. My grandfather, my father and my sister all have loved and love skiing. Every fourth year I set myself in front of the screen and watch men 50 km and women 30 km cross country skiing at the Olympic games. This morning I woke up early to watch how men are competing with each other. Happy, sad, frustrated, tired, agonized faces  and because of that skiing blood in my veins, I was able to feel their pain. Congratulations for all the men that skied today, you are all brave. 50 kilometers at full stretch - it is just crazy!

Pieni hiihtäjä Minna istahtaa aparaatin ääreen joka neljäs vuosi, seuraamaan Olympialaisten pitkän matkan maastohiihtokisoja. Jännitysnäytelmiä kerrakseen - hiihtäjien selkänahasta kiskottuja. Onnea kaikille osallistujille, urheita urheilijoita!

Kuvat ovat vuodelta 1930. Ukkini molemmissa oikealla reunimmaisena.
Pics are taken in 1930. My grandfather on the right side in both pictures.