Making

Dynamic Duo Creates E-Book and Adorable Patterns

Grab a cup of tea and a few cookies and come sit with me while I share a sneak peak at my beautiful copy of Joan Gorman's very first volume of her brand new e-book series Stitch Village

Making Chocolate Boxes on Valentine's Day!



Peggy Alter
, chocolatier and accomplished pastry chef invited Diane and me to her unofficial Valentine's Day open house to make chocolate boxes!

You can read Diane's version of our play date here!

Update from the Land of Unmade Ornaments!

 Finally done!  My red Dala!   Had to make a red one - it's traditional! Been putting this one off because I haven't attempted embroidery in years  and I wasn't feeling all that confident.  

But once I got into it,  I had fun and learned a few new stitches along the way!  I really do not like the mane - huge mistake - but I would not like tearing it out more!!

Celebrating St. Knut's Day - the Last Day of Christmas!

Over 1000 year ago, King Canute of Denmark declared that Christmas should be celebrated for a period of 30 days beginning on St. Lucy Day, December 13th and ending on January 13th   -  that's today! 

Happy St. Knut's Day!

For some Scandinavians, especially those living on the Aland Islands, today is the day Christmas trees are taken down and ornaments and decorations are stored away for next year.

I decided a little celebration is in order!  So I am spending the day in the Land of Unmade Ornaments!

Make Candles for Advent

Next Sunday, November 29th is the first Sunday of Advent .  And this is the wreath I will be using to celebrate the season.

For those of you unfamiliar with the meaning of the Advent season, or who may want to know a little more about the history of Advent wreaths and calendars, check out Advent and the Wreath.

The symbols on each candle are designed to remind us :

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