My name is Teje and I have born in Finland. In 1993 I moved to Greece and since then I have been living in Crete with my Greek husband. We live outside of Hania in a stonehouse which is mostly planned and built by us. We share this lovely home with our 3 dogs and 1 cat. I have 1 dear sister who is living her creative life in England. She makes unique leather items.
I was 5 years old when I made my first pullover with my mother’s help. My mother teached me to sew, knit, crochet and together we waved rugs, dyed fabrics and tried so many other crafts! I think I was always doing something but when I was about 20 years I really found ‘the yarn’! Then I visited with my mother and sister first time the ‘factory-shop’ of “Helsingin Villakehraamo”. It is one of the biggest yarn factories in Northern Countries and it is just next to my hometown. There was no return… you could find so wonderful yarns with very good prices. Going there was always like visiting ‘the wonder-land’, you never knew what treasure you could find…
In those times I also started to sew more, all kind of clothes and other things for home.
I made my first patchwork, very simple blanket with big squares and bright colours.
When I moved to Greece there was several years that I didn’t have so much time for handworks. But slowly slowly I started again and managed to fill my stores again with yarns, fabrics and other materials.
Many years I was looking at my husbands nice shirts and dreaming to make patchworks… and finally 2009 I started to cut squares… and sew them…and it was a begining for a new passion: patchwork and quilting. Now my husband is worried about his shirts…
I like to do all kind of handworks. With my husband we fix old furnitures or build a store to vegetable garden etc. When we were building our house we did as much as we could our own. My father is an architect and helpped us to plan the house and from him I have got ‘the need to plan and design’. I like very much to paint – whatever – it can be a painting or a furniture or a wall….
I love books and I read every day. Also I am travelling in the ‘blogland’ and find there every day something lovely and interesting!
I like to be in the garden -‘digging’, knitting, reading, painting etc.
With all these my handworks I can enjoy colours which are very important to me!
I love animals! I was 7 years old when we took the first dog to our family. It was an Afghan. When I was 11 years we got an other one which was more or less ‘mine’. When I was living in my own home I had two Collies.
And now we have these 2 lovely, funny friends bringing life to our home! First time in my life I have also cat and it’s great. It has been really nice and interesting to see how she lives and behaves.
I do hope you enjoy your visit here and perhaps take a moment to leave a comment so that I can visit you, too!
…it’s very true that Finland girl are very pretty!!!!.You built your house…you love painting,animals and nature…i love your blog!!!!.You are a lovely woman!.I would like to visit Crete one day!.In that case i will visit you if you like!.Bye!
What a charming blog you have, Teje. I am delighted to have found it and will enjoy visiting you here often. Thank you for your lovely visit to my blog and your touching comments to me. I am honored. Hugs! Vickie
Hi …I didn’t find an email address for you. So; here I am…lol
YOu wanted to know how I made the tree and grass in the bear pillow?? Well; I cut out fabric for both, fused it to the background…stitched around it; then added extra grasses and little branches on the tree with the machine…FMQ..very very easy…and thank you for you nice comment
Thank you so much for coming over to my blog and leaving me such a lovely comment!!!
I browsed a little through your blog!! You’re amazingly talented!!!
I’m gonna follow, i want to see more of your creativity:)
p.s. I love the fact that you live in Crete!!! I had the best vacations ever on 2007 there… We stayed in Sougia, which is south of Chania!!! So peaceful!! I want so bad to come again!!! And live in Crete!!It’s an amazing island!!!
My name is Patti Hempen and I would love the opportunity to teach in Greece. My husband and I visited there a few years ago and it is a magnificent place. If you would be so kind as to take a peek at my website, I would appreciate that, and all the information you would need about me, my classes and quilting life is there. Lots of photos. You can also find me on Facebook.
I will be teaching at the New Zealand, Taupo New Zealand Symposium, Fiji and Germany between now and 2013. I also have a fabulous Mother/Daughter Retreat Cruise coming up in May 2012 on the largest cruise ship in the world – the “Oasis of the Seas”. We’re going to the Eastern Caribbean. You can see it advertised on my website. (Quilt Retreat at Sea). I also have three more quilting cruises lined up plus many more wonderful classes.
Please take a look and share your thoughts. I sincerely look forward to hearing from you……….Thank you.
Quilt Artist, Quilting Teacher, Quilt Show Judge and aspiring Authorn. I live in the U.S and am a quilting teacher. http://www.pattihempen.com
Love your blog. Just read a comment you left on the SewCalGal Pets on Quilt Show for my quilt. Thank you for your kind comments and hope you get lucky in the show. I love the colors of the yarn you are now using on your current post. Have a great day.
I’ve nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award. Please find details at http://www.ohsewtempting.wordpress.com
All you need to do is:
1. Link back to my blog
2. Write seven things about yourself which you think may interest your readers
3. Nominate and link to other blogs which you like
I’m looking forward to your links already 🙂
Just took a quick trip through some of your marvelous posts! I, also, bookmarked your wonderful 2in1 little bag tute. Will make up as very special gifts in the future……thank you so much! Thoroughly enjoyed my visit…hugs, Doreen
Hi Teje, I live in Sydney Australia & am so happy to have found your blog after you were featured on the Quilt Story blog today. I have an English uncle who also has a holiday house in Crete – I haven’t visited him there yet but it sounds wonderful.
Teje, I have been following your blog for several months now and get so much enjoyment from your images and writing. I have nominated you for the Blog of the Year 2012 Award. You can visit my blog (where I blogged about it today) if you want to participate. If not, I understand – please know that you are appreciated! Anna http://annahergert.wordpress.com
I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you create this website
yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you?
Plz respond as I’m looking to create my own blog and would like to know where u got this from. cheers
WELCOME AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR VISIT!
I am a Finnish woman living in Greece! My days are filled with sewing, quilting and other crafts.
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