First off, this is what came in the mail.
I had won these holiday cards when I followed along on Syko's
blog tour (sorry, I forgot which blog it was since I went to all of them. I even forgot that I won them.) Unfortunately, I didn't win a copy of Kajsa's new book Scandinavian Stitches but I have put it on my wish list. BTW, Kajsa is a Finnish/Swedish designer and as you can see she has a distinctive style. Finland has two official languages - like Canada.
This too came from Finland. It's from my Finnish blogging friend Ulla
as a thank you. A Finnish magazine with many "do it yourself" projects, some gorgeous Marimekko
fabric with houses on it (I do love architecture and I love Marimekko
designs), a card (typical Finnish Christmas cards are more like postcards, just like the ones in the first photo), and a wrapped present which will not be opened until perhaps Christmas Eve. Finns celebrate Christmas Eve and presents are opened then. When the children were growing up, I allowed them to open one gift Christmas Eve in honour of their heritage and I have kept up that little tradition.
And here's my twig tree with my gifts under it.
More surprises - but for someone else. This is what I'm working on at the present moment. They are gifts and so I cannot show you much more than these little sneak peaks.
Now, back to sewing....