St. Lucia Day

Celebrating St. Lucy Day!

Welcome St. Lucy

Tomorrow is St. Lucy Day and to get you into the mood (just in the slightest case you aren't already) I am sharing a few of my favorite sites - new and old - Scandinavian - all!

Almost all Scandinavian! 

How to Make "Punched Tin" Paper Angels

Punched Tin Paper Angels

Very simple "punched tin" paper angel ornament to make with the kids!

Since I celebrate both Guadalupe Day (December 12th) and St. Lucy Day (December 13th), I became very excited when I came up with this little ornament idea  -  a perfect ornament that blends two cultures whose special celebrations fall so close together. 

Danish Woven Paper Heart Baskets - Make Them Unique With These Simple Tricks

Danish Woven paper Baskets

Creating variety in weaving patterns and the tops of Danish woven heart baskets is easy! And fun! Begin with this tutorial to make Danish Woven Heart Baskets and after you have mastered the technique, move on to adding your own creative touches!

Progress Update: Canal House Embroidery, Solstice Quilt Block, and Santas!

Dutch Canal House Embroidery

Dutch Canal house embroidered table runner - making progress!

Dutch Canal House Embroidery

Celebrating Santa Lucia Day in Italy

S.Lucia statue _ siracusa

Image courtesy of Madame Renard

Santa Lucia is beloved by the Scandinavian people, most especially the Swedish; however, Lucia was born, lived and died a martyr in Sicily.  December 13, Saint Lucia Day,  is celebrated still to this day in many parts of Italy and after three long years of sharing the Scandinavian celebration of this holiday on this blog I am so thrilled to finally be able to share in what ways the Italians celebrate. 

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