A Simple, Quick Embroidered 3-D Christmas Tree using Yarnia PDX Bits and Pieces Holiday Tree Using Yarnia PDX Yarn Scraps

This is one of those simple and quick projects that lends itself to all kinds of possibilities. It is beautiful just as it is. Or it presents a great surface for adding beads, embroidery,sequins....

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.


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Scandinavian Christmas You Might Have Missed!

Scandinavian themed Luminaries

So sorry for the disappearance. But it looks like I may be back for the remainder of the holiday season. At least I hope so!!!

Since most of us are waaaaaay too busy during December to keep up with our blog reading, tutorials I have shared in the Scandinavian Christmas series December 13th to December 24th on the Pickled herring blog are often missed. I thought I would share them here and now - right when we are all still eagerly seeking out Christmas inspiration!

Simple Flower Wreaths to Celebrate Summer Solstice and Midsommer

Gracie and macie celebrating Mid-sommer and Summer solstice

Summer solstice is here and Midsommer is arriving the 24th! Time to make flower wreaths for pretty little heads.

And I have had the good fortune to stumble upon a perfectly simple wreath making "recipe"!

Bobbi Lewin Teaches Me To Crochet Tea Pot Cozies to Fit My Oddly Shaped Tea Pots!

Completed Tea Pot Cozy!

I am so excited to share my first ever tea cozy I can't stand waiting another minute!

Seriously, this project has been the most rewarding project I have engaged in so far this year. That is primarily because I literally learned to make a tea pot cozy without a pattern; and the experience left me feeling empowered! I have the tools now to make a crocheted (and most likely a knitted) tea pot cozy for any tea pot of any shape!

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