Cross stitch picture


Lately I have been cross stitching this picture from the February 2017 issue of CrossStitcher magazine. 😀

Today I bought a frame and framed it. I will keep it on the drawers where my TV is, so it will not hang on the wall. It has a piece of cardboard on the back so it can stand on a table.

It was fun and easy to cross stitch. No backstitches, only cross stitches. I used threads and fabric that I could find at home, so the colors are not exactly as they were in the magazine.

Reflections in the glass makes the color changes on the fabric. So there are no stains on the fabric.



Long day

It was a long day today. I left the house at 7.20 am and came home again shortly before 9 pm!

First I had work (at another library), then I had to walk 45 minutes to town, eat and go to a course that I had from 6 to 8.30 pm and then walk home.

There was no time going home to eat between work and the course.

It was raining when I walked to town early in the morning. 😦 The snow has started to melt and that makes the streets icy and slippery.

I have been knitting, crocheting and cross stitching quite a lot lately. Will post some pictures when they are done.

Happy Birthday to Robin Räikkönen! 1 year today!! 😀 (Kimi Räikkönen’s son!) Minttu (the mum) posted a picture of the birthday cake. A Ferrari F1 car! 😀

It’s getting late. Better go to bed now. But I have no more work this week. Plenty of time to do be creative with yarns and threads. 😉


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I am so hungry now… :/ I want to eat soon. And the apartment smells lovely from the cinnamon rolls mum just baked! 😀 Must have one for dessert! 😉

Yesterday the curious cat of course had to jump up on the flower bench just because mum moved a large plant to the kitchen where she changed some of the soil. The cat is always so curious when something is happening. 🙂

A while ago he was sleepy… As can be seen in the third picture.

It’s raining (I think)… At least it has been raining today. It’s grey and cold, only +3 degrees Celsius. 😦

The day is slow. I am just waiting for the ice hockey game to begin, but it starts at 8 pm. Still many hours left…

I will try to finish a book I am reading. Then continue with a cross stitched bookmark.

Hopefully the dinner is ready soon…

New camera



Our camera stopped working a while ago. Now we have a new one. 🙂 I chose a purple one (the choices were between purple and black, and I thought it would be nice to have a purple one this time). Niki got the honor of being the first motive for the new camera!

He likes to sleep under the living room table on the furry rug. 🙂 In the second picture he is sleeping on the scratching tree furniture that he has in my room.

10 days left to the F1 season!!! 😀 Even less than that if you count the Friday free practice sessions to the season, which I do!

Have been cross stitching some bookmarks lately. I have finished two the last couple of days and today or tomorrow I might finish another one.

Pretty sunny and a little warm today, but still lots of clouds too. There’s a little snow on the ground too. 🙂

Working today

Ugh, waking up at 6 am on a Saturday. 😦 I would like to go back to sleep. But I am working today. Don’t know when the bus leaves. May be around 8 am? In the afternoon I have to wait pretty long for the next bus to come, about an hour.

Just waiting for Kimi Raikkonen and his Minttu to have their baby… Ferrari said it would happen “any day now”. But still no baby.

Going to read the newspaper now.

When I get home in the afternoon I’ll watch a movie and go through my cross stitching stuff. I know I have bookmarks in some box and I want to move them to my collection of bookmarks.

Might start crocheting something small too.

Exploding lightbulb…



The lightbulb in my lamp in the ceiling exploded when I turned the light on! 😮 There was a BOOM! and then the little grey thingy (don’t know what they are called in English and too lazy to check the dictionary…) removed the electricity in my room and in the living room. I realized it was gone in the living room too when I tried to turn on the computer and nothing happened.

We had several of those grey things in the drawer, but only one was the correct voltage (?). All the others were too strong. So K changed the only one we had and we got the electricity back to the two rooms.

Now mum and K went to a supermarket to get more grey things (in case more lightbulbs explode in the future…) and to get new lightbulbs for the lamp in my room. I didn’t know I had to have three lightbulbs. Only one exploded, but I guess it’s better to get rid of all three at the same time. And these were regular lightbulbs that I don’t think are sold anymore in the shops. So mum and K have to find some LED lights or whatever. I don’t know much about lights and electricity and things like that…

Anyway, Christmas is over. Almost all the decorations are gone for this time. We only have some red curtains in the kitchen and some red table cloths here and there. I will remove my star from the window later today.

The Christmas tree died in an instant on January 6th! 😦 Like all of a sudden thousands of needles fell of the tree. Even some baubles fell off to the floor because the branches started hanging down. And before mum and K had removed all the baubles and lights and glitter and everything else there wasn’t much left of the tree. They threw it out off the balcony to the ground, and when K drag it to the rubbish bins it was pretty much empty, no needles left.

I came home just after they had thrown it out and mum showed me a plastic bag full of needles from the tree. She had of course also vacuumed a lot of needles.

It’s -13 degrees Celsius now and the wind is pretty strong so I am sure it feels much colder than that. I thought I’d go to the flea market, but I don’t know. I wanted to go to the big flea market, but it’s so cold and windy. May be I’ll go to the little one close to home. We’ll see.

Mum threw up several times during the night between Friday and Saturday. And on Saturday she pretty much stayed in bed all day. I hope I don’t get the vomiting disease too. 😦 I DON’T WANT IT!!! It’s yucky! I could feel just a little stomach ache a while ago, so I hope it doesn’t get worse than that. But I very rarely vomit even if other people in the house do.

I’ll finish a cross stitched bookmark today and probably start on another one.

Home sweet home

I am looking forward to sleeping in my own bed for the first time in a week! 😀 My sister’s family left for Gran Canaria on January 1st and I had to sleep in their house the whole week looking after the dog, Albin.

Now they are back home again, and so am I. 🙂

I will soon change the bed sheets in my bed. I found new bed sheets on the sale last week, so I have never used them before. I have unpacked the bags. But I have to clear away all the stuff I have on my bed before I can change the sheets.

The bus was late today. 😦 The bus came to the market square four minutes after the bus going to my part of the town left. Usually it should come to the market square at least 5-10 minutes before the second bus leaves, so that there is enough time to change to another bus.

It was pretty wet and slushy on the streets, +2 degrees. I had to wait almost an hour for the next bus. I ate a pizza while I was waiting. 🙂

So nice to be home with the cat again. 🙂

I need to change the bed sheets now and then I may be have time for a little cross stitching before going to bed.