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.
More photos and info here KOUVOLA!
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!