Hello my dear friends! I have been around in the ‘neighbourhood’, in my town Kouvola. We have small and beautiful old town with cute, old wooden houses …
… many of them are painted with sweet pastel colours …
This is a museo area and some of the houses are small shops, some art studios, small craft shops etc.
I feel that it’s very difficult to take good ‘sight seeing’ photos! It looks every where so empty, but we do have lots of space for only 5 million people.
Today I drove till next village Koria …
Between Kouvola and Koria, there are farm houses. This small road is next to the big street and it’s only for walking and cycling.
… old barracks … on my way to ‘Novita’ the big yarn factory. Novita Oy has founded in 1928. In they Koria’s factory they make and dye about 1 million kilos yarn every year! One of the most famous yarn is ‘7 Veljesta’ (=7 brothers).
Unfortunately they don’t have anymore that factory shop where I used to visit. In a local super market they had a big corner for yarns and every department store has very good yarn department. Last autumn I missed a good basic jacket and now I found just perfect yarn for that. ‘7 Veljesta’ in light natural colour, 75 % wool – 18 e for a jacket – I’m happy!
… colours for you!
Yesterday I spend 2 hours in the library … with quilting books, what else …
This is ‘Kouvola Talo’ (=Kouvola Hall). Here is a music school, exhibitions, place where you can weave or even knit with machine etc.
Yesterday was a special day to remember and honour those who were in war … we are grateful for them to have free Finland!
Thank you for joining me! I hope to see you soon!
Ps. QUILTING GALLERY has a great weekly contest and this week the theme was wall hanging quilts! I entered with my ‘PARASOLS’ wall quilt. Now it’s voting time – have a look and if you like ‘Parasols’, I would appreciate your vote! Thank you!
It has been lovely to take a look around with our tour guide Teje 🙂 Thank you for posting while you are away. Finland looks very clean and spacious 🙂 Sorry, I have to go now. Must vote for Teje 🙂 Enjoy the rest of the holiday. Avis x
i love this teje! thank you so much for taken us with you. your country is beautiful and a lot like i imagined. i know i would love it there, and someday i will go (have to make that happen). it’s really so cool that wool is sold everywhere. i love finland!
I was almost awaiting your visit to Koria,as I know you’ll be almost next door, but I didn’t know either that they do not have a tehtaanmyymälä there any longer, such a shame! But you found the great shade of seiskaveikka for your jacket-to-be.
Thank you Mia! Yes, that was a disappointmet because it was always so much fun to visit there. But at least now I didn’t buy too much – only what I needed! Tomorrow I shall visit my artist friend in Hameenlinna! I hope you are better and can enjoy your pallo-grilli outside! x Teje
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