maanantai 29. marraskuuta 2021

Universities and libraries

Greetings from Redlands where the desert meets the mountains
University of Redlands, California

Received on 15 Nov, 2015
Sent by Jude ( Redlands, California ) 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
The Maclaurin Building

Received on 28 Dec, 2016
Sent by David ( Madison, Wisconsin )

The Park Building at the University of Utah.

Received on 6 Feb, 2019
Sent by Morgan ( Cordova, Utah ) 

The Spartanburg County Public Library, South Carolina

Received on 9 Oct, 2017
Sent by Gail ( Woodruff, South Carolina ) 

US- 6797808. 
Aiken County Library, South Carolina

Received on 23 Jul, 2020 
Sent by Maryann  ( Vaucluse, South Carolina )

sunnuntai 28. marraskuuta 2021

First Sunday of Advent

Wishing you all a Happy 1st  Sunday of Advent

Christmas time in Finland starts with the beginning of the Advent season, the period including four Sundays before Christmas, called Advent Sundays. It is traditional to light one candle on the first Sunday, two on the second, and finally four on the last Advent Sunday.

Warm Christmas Greetings
Straw billy-goat,  traditional Christmas decoration in Finland 
Sent by our friends
Received on Dec 2020

Christmas card from the 1950s


lauantai 27. marraskuuta 2021

Women in art

" Reader with a yellow chain" 1920
Art by  Felix Edouard Vallotton ( 1865-1925) Swiss/French artist

Received on 1 Jan, 2021
Sent by Ulrike ( München, Germany)

L'Arlésienne  (Madame Ginoux), 1888.  
Art by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) Musée d'Orsay, Paris

Received on 4 Mar, 2021
Sent by Gerard ( Stadskanaal, The Netherlands)

La velata, or La donna velata ("The woman with the veil") c. 1516.  
 Art by the Italian Renaissance painter Raphael (1483-1520) Palatine Gallery, Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Italy

Received on 24 Feb, 2021
Sent by Maike ( Bremen, Germany)

 Portrait of Madame Boucard. 1931. 
Art by Tamara de Lempicka (1898- 1980 )  Polish painter

Receives on 20 Mar, 2021
 Sent by Maria (Karlsruhe, Germany )

Boreas 1903
Art by William Waterhouse (1849-1917 ) English painter 

Receives on 25 Mar, 2021
Sent by Keshia (Everett, Washington )

perjantai 26. marraskuuta 2021

Autumn colors

>Autumn scenery
Autumn colors
Received on 18 Nov, 2020 
Sent by Iris ( Saarbrücken, Germany )

Colorful path
Received 15 Jan, 2013
Sent by Maureen (Hakodate, Japan )

Deer. Autumn morning 
Received on 15 Oct, 2018
Sent by Anna ( Zima, Russia )k

Orange Fox, Illustration Anna Petrova (Russian)
Received on 1 Apr, 2014
Sent by Olga (Moscow, Russia))

A gorgeous red fox looks at you.
Photo Jari Nieminen ( Finnish )
Received on 22 Jun, 2013
Sent by my ♥ grandson ♥

torstai 25. marraskuuta 2021

Christmas is comming


Cross stitch patterns
Patterns for Christmas Knitting
Private swap
Received on Feb 2014
Sent by Annet (Netherlands)

Belarusian traditional ornaments
Belarusian traditional ornaments
Received on 20 Jan, 2015
Sent by Eugenia ( Minsk, Belarus)

Marimekko designs
"Räsymatto" by Maija Louekari, 2009
My collection

Räsymatto socks 
Made by me

Mitten pattern from Risti, Estonia

Risti mittens
Made by me

Icelandic patterns and yarns
Made by me

keskiviikko 24. marraskuuta 2021



Happy Jazz-Band. Cartes d'Art Pascale Godard.
Received on Mar 2019 
Sent by Marie (Bordeaux. France )

Laughing Bear art. Original  by Jeffrey Severn
Finnish FB-swap
Laughing Bear art. Original  by Jeffrey Severn 
Received on Mar, 2020
 Sent by Nina (Tampere, Finland)

Not just one dog but dozens of dogs
Receive on 28 Sep, 2018
Sent by Katie ( Cualicum Beach, Vancouver Island, Canada)

tiistai 23. marraskuuta 2021


 Festival,  The Scarlet Sails, Palace Bridge opening, Saint Petersburg, Russia. Sent by my family

The Scarlet Sails, Palace Bridge opening, Saint Petersburg, Russia. 
Received 2001
Sent by my family

Latvian Festival of Song and Dance 
Received on 10 Jul, 2018
Sent by Ziedonis (Bauska, Latvia)