Thank you again for the “you make my day” award you sent me. I write so very seldom these days that I feel that I don’t live up to the award at all. I have been in Helsinki again for almost a week and have not had any time for any kind of crafts. I came home last night exhausted and it feels so good to be sitting here in my favourite spot with the cup of coffee and an empty house all around. It is cold outside and I still have not built any fires this morning. Soon I will need to go out and get some firewood in and get back to daily life. Lighting the fire(s) is one of the joys of my day. On a cold winter morning, when it is very dry, the sound of the wood cracking just cleans ones thoughts. Oh, you can tell, I have been homesick while away.
This is what I got myself as a Christmas present. I have wanted to subscribe for a long time and have occasionally bought copies but finally decided that I would like to receive the magazine regularly. It is published six times a year so there is plenty of time to thoroughly enjoy the magazine before a new one arrives. It has lovely photography, the layout is beautiful and it just appeals to me a great deal. “The mission of the magazine is to promote all forms of textiles to a wide audience.”
The Winter Forest is languishing. I have not touched it since. Yet I have been knitting but don’t want to write about it before I see whether there is anything to write about. It is a sweater and it is blue. That is all I can say at the moment.
And then there is one little mitten desperately waiting for some attention.
Before I left to Helsinki I received a new toy. It is a bind it tool, I don’t know a better word to describe it. It came a day before I left so I really did not have time to get to know it well but I suppose I will find great joy in it. I had to try it once and I made this calendar for myself. There is plenty of room to add pictures and notes to the pages and I intend to do it for each month. I know this is very humble beginning but never the less; it is making me very happy at the moment.
I have some great new books on my night stand and while ironing and knitting I’m listening to Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoi. I have read it two to three times earlier, but I just love the book and following the English reading is so much easier now that I am familiar with the characters and the plot.
Find a way to bring your soul home,