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How to Knit a Fairytale Pumpkin

Blue pumpkin

Rarely will a knit pattern appear here as I do not consider myself a designer or pattern writer.  However, occasionally I can be persuaded to share how I made something, and since there have been requests, I am providing this guideline.

Making a Fiber Arts Advent Calender

2017/18 advent calender

Advent, also known as Count-down to Christmas, is only two months away and I am back working on my newest advent calender. It is all fiber arts, very big (30"x40"), and a work in progress! As you see it in the image above, it was at the point of being usable last holiday season (2017 season). But by no means completed.

How to Make a Gnome...EASY

process steps gnome/tomte

A Gnome, most especially a Scandinavian Gnome, is all about three things...the hair (and beard), the nose, and the hat. The rest - ie the body and head are really only structural and require nothing special. As a result, making one is very easy and can be done with almost anything you have on hand.

Primstav: About the Symbols - Second Half of Winter Side

Primstav Winter Side

Welcome! This is the final post describing the symbols used on my embroidered Primstav. And pretty much my least favorite part of the yearly cycle. The days are short, nights are long, it is cold, cloudy, and wet most of the time, Nothing is blooming. The time between Holiday merriment and the first signs of spring. I make a big deal out of anything I can celebrate!

Primstav: About the Symbols - First Half of Winter Side

Primstav Winter Side

October 21: The date our leaves begin to turn in Portland, and are at their peak in the mountains. I marked the day with an aspen tree even though on this side of the mountains, they are rare - too wet.

October 28: St. Simon's Day and the day the sleighs are removed from the sheds to make room for livestock in winter. The day is marked with a sleigh.

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