Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Hello, it is I, Sari! I used to blog here. It’s been almost a year since my last post. There is no drama as such in my disappearance. To say that I’ve been busy would be an understatement. To say that I’ve been lazy would be the understatement of a century. The longer I left it, that more difficult it became to write a post, and eventually not posting became a habit. That’s all there is to it.

I’m still crafting (obviously) and I’ll try and post pictures of my creations as and when I get my blogging head properly screwed on. I still live up on the Arctic with two mad dogs and an Englishman. I still love the seasons (all 8 of them!) and the landscape up here, and although I’ve been taking a lot less pictures than I used to, I’m sure I can find some for you to see. The whole year since I last posted has been bobbins, weatherwise. Last winter it would not stop snowing and summer was like winter, only with less snow, and this winter had a very sluggish start. Up here we like the winter to be winter-like, you know, cold and snowy, and usually it is. This winter, however, the temperature has been up and down and the winter doesn’t really seem to know whether it’s coming or going.

The river below has frozen over and melted again many times over the past couple of months. This pictures was taken sometime towards the end of October.

River Kitinen freezing over

This is practically my back yard! The picture was taken in November after it finally snowed. We have over half a meter of the stuff now! I’m a sucker for useless information and here’s something that happened just about a week ago: A tiny spot just where we are was the coldest tiny spot in the country (-30,2C) and at the same time the temperature in the south coast of Finland, about 1000 km southward from here, was +6C. That’s a difference of over 36 degrees, people. Isn’t that fascinating?!

Early winter morning

And lastly the compulsory picture of the mad dogs! Do I need to say that they are as mad as ever? Well, they are. Here they are enjoying the swamp (the same place as the previous picture) after it just froze over in October.

Dogs on the frozen swamp

So, there you go. I’m still live and kicking and will be back shortly with more stuff. Happy solstice! The day is going to get longer now and in two days time the sun will rise again here – if only for a few minutes, but still. It will rise. See you soon.

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Kreativ Blogger Award

Posted: November 22, 2008 in General

I received this award from Sue. Thanks very much Sue!

To receive this award I must pass it on to 5 people whose blog inspires me.

The rules:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.

Well, it’s always difficult to nominate inspiring blogs because there are just so many of them. But, here goes, in no particular order:
DanBillieJerseygirl, Sulie, and Lynn

Arte y pico award

Posted: August 17, 2008 in General

I got this award from Billie. Thank you so much Billie – this is much appreciated.

These are the rules:
1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for, creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributing to the blogger community, no matter what language.
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3) Each award-winner, has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
4) Award-winners and the one who has given the prize should show the link to the Arte y pico blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5) To show these rules.

I have been looking through loads of amazing blogs but they all already have this award so I’m going to be a wuss and not pass this on. If you are reading this and have not yet received this award, consider yourself awarded.

Hello world!

Posted: March 31, 2007 in General

Just thought I start a blog as a place to store and show my crafts and the occasional pictures of my two dogs and the amazing landscape that surrounds me. My crafts, rubber stamping especially, is done, as the name suggests, far north above the Arctic Circle, in Finnish Lapland.

Having no light pollution round here we can admire the northern lights in their whole glory. It is the most amazing sight and I do not get tired of watching them. And the same goes for the night sky in general. Not anywhere have I seen stars so bright and in such numbers. So, I have added to my long shopping list of craft products and rubber stamps yet another item: a telescope.