Saturday, February 25, 2017

GOING TO BE IN FT. MEYERS, FLORIDA FROM MARCH 1 TO APR. 4....WE WILL SEE IF I HAVE LUCK POSTING A PHOTO OR TWO

WIFE CARRYING CONTEST....IT WAS HILARIOUS



IS HE HEIKKI???

LISTENING TO A BIT OF MUSIC WITH THE UNUSUAL INSTRUMENT

WOOD CARVER

MARIA STUROS AT AITI'S CHAIR

ME AT AITI'S CHAIR...I WANTED TO SIT ON IT, BUT IT KEPT ROCKING AND I COULDN'T GET UP ON IT...NOT OLD AGE, SURELY???

MORE PARADE

YES, WE KNOW HOW TO HANDLE SNOW IN THE COPPER COUNTRY!




TECH JAZZ BAND DOING THEIR THING....NICE PARADE, MANY DISPLAYS, A FUN DAY.
HERE I LIVE IN THE COPPER COUNTRY, AND IT'S THE FIRST TIME I HAVE BEEN TO THESE DOINGS.  SHAME ON ME.

AT HEIKKIN PAIVA....SHOWING HOW TO PLAY THE "virsikannel"


A KND OF HARP/VIOLIN COMBINATION...ENJOYED THE MUSIC




WEAVING

Sunday, February 19, 2017

GRACE AND BOB NIEMELA, READY FOR THE WALK/RUN ACROSS THE CAUSEWAY IN SO. PADRE ISLAND

LINDA AND DAVE PELLI WITH GRACE AND BOB.....RARING  TO GO!  (oh how i miss the so. padre winters.  many memories.)

ENJOYED SEEING OUR MAINTENANCE MAN'S MANAGERIE...MINIATURE HORSE, RABBITS, AND THESE ALPACAS...THIS PAST SUMMER 2016

THE ALPACAS LOOK JUST LIKE A LLAMA, BUT HALF THE SIZE

TOOK LOWELL AND BRANNON TOROLA THERE

JUST GAVE MY GR/SON (LEAH'S) AULLEN A WATERCOLOR LESSON

DAVE AND DAN JURMU AT LAC LA BELLE MANY YEARS AGO

NICE MEAL AT THE HUT....VERNA, JOYCE, ME AND MARGIE

GR/GRANDAUGHTER JANA (TINA'S ) WATCHING ME SKETCH AT 5 MILE POINT 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

                               ME, MARGIE AND OUR GIRLS STAYED AT A RETREAT NEAR SEBEKA, MN IN NOVEMBER.2016  10 BEDS, FULL HOUSE AMENTIES, DOUBLE GARAGE WAS MADE INTO A CRAFT ROOM, SEWING MACHINES, LIGHTS, IRON, FELT WALL TO PLACE YOUR QUILT SQUARES, CUTTING TABLES, SCISSORS, GLUE, ANYTHING FOR CRAFTS AND SEWING.  WE STAYED 3 NIGHTS, REALLY ENJOYED OURSELVES DOING OUR CRAFTS, ETC., EATING, LAUGHING, ETC.
DAUGHTER LEAH CAME FROM DULUTH, WAS DOING WORK PROJECTS

MARGIE ALSO DOING WORK (ON MY BOOK)
CARRIE IN BACK, CROCHETING ON AN AFGHAN

JULIA WORKING ON HER JEANS QUILT

JOYCE WORKING ON SWEATER MITTENS

ANDREA WORKING ON HER QUILT

ANDREA PLACING HER QUILT PIECES  ON THE FELT WALL...I WAS IMPRESSED BY THIS, YOU CAN SHUFFLE YOUR PIECES WITHOUT PINNING, TO SEE WHERE THEY LOOK BEST

ME, PAINTING ROCKS....FOR THE FLOWERBEDS

LEAH, ME, CARRIE, MARGIE
FIRST TIME ALL TOGETHER FOR ABOUT TEN YEARS....SO HAPPY!!

JULIA WITH A THREAD MUSTACH....WE DID SO MUCH LAUGHING, SO GOOD FOR THE BOD

HAVING A SCRUMPTIOUS MEAL......WE JUST STAYED THERE, DIDN'T LEAVE TILL WE HAD TO......

ANDREA PUT A PILE OF CLOTH SCRAPS ON ONE TABLE, ANNOUNCED THAT WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A FASHION SHOW TONIGHT.  WE HAVE TO MAKE SOMETHING USING THIS MATERIAL.  SO WE WORKED ON OUR "OUTFITS", IF YOU CAN CALL THEM THAT, ALL DAY IN SECRET.  SOMEONE SEWED RED MATERIAL TOGETHER TO MAKE THE RED CARPET FOR OUR GRAND ENTRANCE.  WE INVITED LOCAL LADIES TO COME, BUT THEY HAD TO BE DRESSED FOR THE FASHION SHOW, TOO, OR THEY WOULDN'T GET IN THE DOOR.  BK ROW...JULIA, CARRIE, ME (A CHICKEN OUTFIT), MARGIE, JOYCE
FRONT:  ANDREA, LEAH

THE MENAHGA VISITORS IN THEIR OUTFITS...I CAN'T REMEMBER WHERE THE NAMES WENT..THERE'S KUMP, MADIGAN, SKOOG, KERANEN, ISAACSON'S

LEAH WAS "MISS DULUTH", WITH HER GARDEN STUFF THAT SHE FOUND IN THE HOUSE
(SEE RED CARPET)

I AM HENNY PENNY, WITH MY RED HEAD, YELLOW BEAK, AND BIG TAIL (THAT I KEPT BUMPING INTO THE GIRLS ON MY WALK)  I HAD JUST LAID TWO EGGS. (MY ROCKS THAT I DIDN'T PAINT YET!)

MEG MADIGAN, WHO IS THE "BAG LADY" ON THE RED CARPET

JULIA DOING HER MODELING THING

DIANE SKOOG SLIDING IN ON THE CARPET

ANDREA MAKING HER GRAND ENTRANCE WITH TWO DIFF. COLORED LEGS
(ASK ANDREA HOW TO RENT THIS RETREAT)



OUR CURIOUS NEIGHBORS AT THE RETREAT


Sunday, January 29, 2017

CONTINUING ELLEN AND PETE'S GINGERBREAD CUSTOM IN ALASKA
HELMINEN'S AND ASIALA'S 2016

TOP OF THE MTS, ALASKA KIDS AGAIN

SONG SERVICES AT SLEEMAN'S IN ARIZONA....NORTHERN GIRLS DOWN FOR THE WINTER
AND MORE ARE THERE SINCE! 2016

BEAUTIFUL FALL DAY IN THE KEWEENAW...MONK'S TRAIL
I WAS WITH MARGIE AND BRIAN HELMINEN, LEO AND SARAH, BRIELLE  AND MARI, AND A BUNCH OF 7TH AND 8TH GRADERS WHO HANG OUT TOGETHER.  BEAUTIFUL DAY, AND GREAT WALK IN THE WOODS, AND HAD A WARM FEELING WHEN I SAW THE KYDS ENJOYING BEING TOGETHER, IN ONE LOVE AND ONE FAITH!
AND THERE THEY ARE, UP IN THE TOWER AT THE ROADSIDE PARK
TOO MANY STEPS FOR THIS OLD LADY TO CLIMB

THE BRIDGE AT THE POND, BEAUTIFUL PLACE

MARGIE, MARI AND SARAH ON THE TRAIL

ANOTHER SHOT, FURTHER BACK...GREAT REFLECTIONS

MARI REFLECTED

MARGIE AND I....

RESTING ON THE TRAIL...MARI, SARAH AND BRIELLE, BRIAN, MARGIE, LEO

ROASTING HOTDOGS AND BRATS AFTER OUR HIKE....THE KIDS WENT 10 TIMES FURTHER THAN WE DID....THAT'S YOUTH FOR YOU

I HAD BRIAN LEAD THIS GAME CALLED "DANIEL BOONE SHOT A BEAR"
ASK ME OR THE KIDS HOW TO PLAY IT.....IT'S GREAT FUN

 
SURPRISE AT THE END OF THE GAME!!  A GREAT DAY WAS HAD BY ALL