A Little Late Christmas in July: Beginning a Brand New Advent Calendar Tree!

Advent Tree begun

First five ornaments completed for my newest Advent Calendar Tree!

Last year's Advent tree , as some of you will remember, was created using the Advent ornament patterns and the Christmas Tree pattern from one of my four super heros - Alan Dart! (catch up on that here!).

Happy Christmas in July: Make Christmas Bells and Baskets Using Apple Core EPP

Baskets and Bells using Apple Core EPP

Fashion little bells or baskets to use as tree ornaments, advent calendars, on garlands or as package tie-ons using an English Paper Piecing template known as an Apple Core!

Happy Christmas in July: Holiday Pillows in Progress

Winter Holiday themed embroidery and Dala pillow project for Christmas in July

Happy Christmas in July!!

I have had to admit it to myself and now to all of you - I am NOT wonder woman like I thought!!! Just another normal human who does NOT have 60 hours in each day, does NOT have 8 arms, and whose crafty appetite exceeds all semblance of reasonableness or possibility!

HappyChristmas in July: Make a Danish Woven Heart Out of Real Birch Bark

Danish hearts  - Make them with real birch bark!

A teeny tiny 1 1/4" Danish woven heart basket made using real birch bark! Find a birch bark tree with the bark peeling off, strip it and make hearts for the Winter Holidays.

I was inspired to try my hand at this by Alan Dart during an e-mail exchange, and when I found bark peeling off a birch last February, I removed it immediately.

"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.

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