Welcome to day 6 of the the slightly different version of the Advent blogpost series.
This year we're still exploring and learning, but I'm not the one writing the posts!
Each day the post has been written by a volunteer spinner, they're be telling us about their mid-winter holiday traditions, and a little bit about the place they live. I still need volunteers, so if you enjoy this post please head over to the form here. This is open to everyone, please don't worry about your language skills, or even if you think your holiday traditions aren't very interesting, I want to hear from you!
Today's spinner is Maija-Leena, she's from Finland, and these are her midwinter traditions-
I usually spin for knitting, as it is my favourite of traditional crafts using yarn. But I have made also for example tablet weaving with my own yarn. I am having all too many hobbies and most of them are some kind of crafts.
I celebrate Christmas, also 6th of December our Independence day, which happens to be 100th this year Ed note. which is why she's blogging today! Happy Independence Day Finland).
In Finland we give presents at Christmas Eve and in the morning we might go to church. There is lot of food involved, much of it traditional dishes. My husband and I are usually joined by my daughter and my parents or his parents, sometimes his brother's family too.
My favourite thing to eat is Ginger breads with milk (and I do not drink milk with anything else ever). I used to use the recipe I got from my Mum, but now I usually buy them from the store.
The most ambitious present I've ever made is a reproduction of an antique porcelain doll.
Thanks to Maija-Leena for taking the time to write this post, come back tomorrow for another spinner!