Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas....and more

Merry Christmas Everyone.
Thought I would post a few of my favorite Santa ornaments.  

Love the bottle brush tree he carries.  
 Carrying his sacks of gifts.  
Making progress on the Cinnamon Sticks Santa.  
I thought the fur on his collar was floss but its Wisper in a color I don't have.
I should make due but I like the lighter brown.  
Just waiting for it to come along with a few skeins of Classic Colorworks for a different project.  
Finally, I wanted to show you the picture of the Duffers I knitted and felted for the stitching group Christmas presents.  
They may have turned out a little big but, they can be felted down some more.  
If they had been too small, I would have been out of luck.  

Hope you all have a most wonderful Christmas!
Keep on Stitching

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Through the Woods

I finished Through the Woods today and I mean I FINISHED it!  
I was sewing some other things for work so I found some backing fabric and finished it too. 
 I found some rusty bells at Joann's. 
I wish they had some smaller ones.  
I have tried rusting bells but, they didn't turn out. 
I know I can order some.  
Maybe I will try again this winter.  
I think he turned out uber cute.  

I started working on Homespun Elegance Cinnamon Santa XVIII
I thought I had all the fibers but, his collar is a brown Wisper.
Needless to say, I had to place an order for it and I ordered the thread for Plum Street Samplers Merry One.  
I have wanted that since it came out as a kit but sold out fast.  
I may continue Christmas stitches through January.  
I am also working on a pair of socks for Katy and started a scarf for myself.

The stitching group Christmas party is this week so I should be able to post what I made them all after that. 

Hope you have had a good weekend.  
I mostly hibernated, crafting and watching Hallmark Christmas movies,  since it snowed yesterday and was a high of 5 today.
It is now -7....yikes!
Suppose to warm up mid week.  
Have a great week!
Keep on Stitching 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Baby, It's Cold Outside

It has been pretty dog gone cold in the UP.  
That polar vortex :(
I think the windchill was at least -15 all day.  
Suppose to be cold tomorrow and then snow.
I decided to run my errands and grocery shop today so I can hibernate this weekend.  
Made and awesome dinner tonight from the Paula Dean One Dish Meals that came out this fall.  
It is Wine Braised Chicken with Bacon and Mushrooms.  
 I think says how everyone felt about it.,, seconds and thirds.  
 Progress is being made on the piece from Punch Needle and Primitive Stitching magazine.  
I have a little to do then I will move on to another Homespun Elegance Santa.  
 Felted wool clogs for Ed and decided to give them to him now before Christmas.  
I really wanted to see how they fit...and they are perfect.  

My daughter has started an Etsy store that has beautiful hand knitted accessories and jewelry.  
Please check it out.
Here is the Link:  The Covert Knitter
She also has a blog by the same name:  The Covert Knitter
Thanks for checking it out.  

Really looking forward to hibernating this weekend. 
I want to start a scarf for myself, work on the latest pair of socks and cross stitch of course.  
Hope the weather isn't too brutal where you are.  

Have a great weekend!
Keep on Stitching!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Finishes and Starts.

I really finished my Brenda Gervais Winterberry Cabin.  
I was taking down autumn stitches and this was the frame from on of them.  
I pop pieces in and out of frames and the size looked pretty good. 
Saved a few bucks and I don't keep the seasonal things hanging all the time.  

 Top without the flash
Bottom with the flash
 Started a pair of felted clogs for my son.
It is big enough to be a sleeping bag for Buster.  
It will really felt down.  
Have to do the cuff then knit a second bottom.  
It takes a little time but really is a quick knit.  
 Started  Through The Woods Ornament in the Christmas Edition of Punch Needle and Primitive Stitching by Barbara Ana.  
It is extremely cute if you haven't seen the magazine.  
I will keep you posted.  
Finally, everyone needs to keep their fingers crossed tomorrow from 10:30 to 2:00 CST for my daughter Katy.  She has a job interview for a lab position that she really wants.  Hopefully they will pay enough to live on too!  She is super excited.  She has sent out hundreds of online applications and has had a few telephone interviews but, this one has her really excited.  Please say a prayer or send positive energy her way.

Hope you had a great weekend.
I have to say mine was pretty good.  
Keep on Stitching.