"All Points Patchwork" by Diane Gilleland. My First Project Done!

Repurpose a garment! Make it a showcase!

A couple years ago I fell in love with a particular selection of fabrics Diane (Craftypod) had picked for a project to be featured in what is now her brand new book "All Points Patchwork". After hours and hours of begging on my knees, she finally relented and gave me the left over scraps.

Embroidered Version of Norwegian Primstav Calendar: Second Half of Summer Side

Embroidered Primstav

I have had so many inquires about my embroidered Norwegian Primstav calendar and I want to say to everyone who is following the progress made on this project, thank you so much for you patience and your interest. And for keeping this project uppermost in my mind. It is the first project I have touched in months and now I can't keep my hands and mind off of it! So again, thank you!

Sunny Afternoon in the Company of Birds

Wildlife enjoying a sunny afternoon

Haven't been doing much with my half finished projects I shared last fall BUT I have had the opportunity to get out in the sunshine and play with my camera again. And just so you know I AM actually back as promised in the last post, I thought I would share these lovely creatures that persuaded me to pick up my Lumix and join them as they played in a little pond across the street from Craftypod's digs.

Saying Hello and Wishing You an Early Spring

Helebore welcomes Spring

First 2015 bloom to celebrate the awaking of my spring garden. And my return to blogging.

Sorry to be gone so long. I've been healing from health challenges brought on right at the beginning of the new year by the stress of the past several months of 2014. I am happy to say that I am making great progress toward being back to my self and those of you who have missed me in this space should be seeing more of me going forward.

Happy Christmas

Nativity Sent from Norway

Wishing each and every one a very Happy Christmas Holiday season.

Thank you for sticking with me this year and for all your love and friendship and support.

As I more and more begin to be myself - I hope sooner than later - I look forward to being a better contributor to this lovely community I am so blessed to be a part of.

St. Lucia Day and the Beginning of Scandinavian Christmas

St. Lucy's court

Happy St. Lucia Day - the official beginning of the Scandinavian Christmas season December 13th to Christmas Day. And the beginning of "Scandinavian Christmas" on the Pickled Herring blog.

 

Scandinavian Christmas 2014 button

Christmas Gnomes to Knit and Felt. There is still time!

Gnome And Santa Version of Gnome

Santa Gnome!

Gnome And Santa Version of Gnome

Woolly Gnome!

St. Lucia Day Paper Doll for Children of All Ages!

Beautiful St. Lucy paper doll

I just HAD to share this sweet St. Lucia paper doll. You can find her in the Pickled Herring Etsy shop here!

And you can read a little more about Kathryn's newest addition to the shop and to her craft fair offerings right here.

Happy Advent Season! Time for Count Down Calendars!

Advent Calenders to Celebrate the Season

Advent Season is here! And my eagerly waited morning ritual of visiting each of my Advent Calendars - peaking behind windows, hanging ornaments and watching the number of days left to Christmas get fewer and fewer - has begun!

The first countdown calendar in the ritual visits this year - my Alan Dart knitted Christmas Tree! And of course that lovely little "gingerbread snowflake" is the first to be hung!

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