Primstav: About the Symbols - Second Half of Wunter Side

Primstav Winter Side

Welcome! This is the final post describing the symbols used on my embroidered Primstav. And pretty much my least favorite part of the yearly cycle. The days are short, nights are long, it is cold, cloudy, and wet most of the time, Nothing is blooming. The time between Holiday merriment and the first signs of spring. I make a big deal out of anything I can celebrate!

Primstav: About the Symbols - First Half of Winter Side

Primstav Winter Side

October 21: The date our leaves begin to turn in Portland, and are at their peak in the mountains. I marked the day with an aspen tree even though on this side of the mountains, they are rare - too wet.

October 28: St. Simon's Day and the day the sleighs are removed from the sheds to make room for livestock in winter. The day is marked with a sleigh.

Primstav Has Been Completed!

complete primstav

 

My embroidered Primstav is completed and hanging - summer side up!

Thank you to all who have been so patient in waiting for me to complete this project.  I have no excuse except that I have become addicted to knitting. lol

Holy Toes and Soles

sock holes

Why is this happening?? I NEED INPUT PLEASE!!

These are hand knit socks made using pattern suggestions for needle size and yarn. Are hand knit socks known to have a short lifespan? Is that why people knit drawers full - so they don't wear them often? Are they meant to be worn for everyday or only for special occasions or when mostly sitting?

Or is there stuff I don't know yet? Mistakes I am making?

December 8th : Sharing my Completed Fiber Nativity

Fiber Nativity

Today is Precepe Day in Italy and along with setting up my small collection of nativities, I added the babe and the manger to my all fiber nativity scene.

Needle felting was the perfect choice for both the babe in swaddling clothes and the manger. Bits of stash yarn in shades of yellow were needle felted to the bottom inside of the manger and then some were untwisted. Very simple and quick!

Cure for Holiday Frazzle

Woven gingerbread man ornament

Feeling a little frazzled and maybe your brain is fried? Take an UNSTRUCTURED Day. You will be amazed by its restorative powers. Trust me. I know stuff!

How to make Temari Holiday Trees

Temari Holiday Trees

Happy Holiday Making everyone! A very special post for you today, a project that Diane (Craftypod) and I began several years ago. She basically gave me permission to share it about three years ago, but my life has been pretty much upside down in that time. Finally, I am sharing, and just in time for you to make one for your own holidays.

Punched Tin Holiday Tree

Punched Tin Christmas Tree

Despite glaring imperfections, I am happy to have this punched tin tree finally joining all the others in my tree collection.

It was Muse's idea to use one of my punched tin light shields as the topper. I thought she was crazy, but ... it works! One must always trust Muses. They know stuff.

This is not really a proper tutorial, but more of a guide for anyone wanting to create a similar tree.

Fiber Nativity Inspired by Many Friends

photo of finished Fiber Nativity

Finally, after spending over four years on my to do list, my fiber nativity is on display. It is a happy result of inspiration from many of my online friends, and as it grows from year to year, it will continue to reflect inspiration from additional friends who inspire me!

Year Round Tree: November

Catching up

I started something new this year! Every time I change the ornaments on my 'Year Round Tree' (often referred to as my seasonal tree) I will make a collage of some of my favorites from the collection and share. I posted the above collage just a few days ago on Instagram and am now sharing with you!

This one, my November Tree, is displaying a collection of ornaments depicting the warm, glowing colors of fall and the treasures we associate with the season.

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