Category Archives: ornaments

Cobweb and Lambs

Spinning continues.  This time at cobweb weight with a lovely violet blue Polworth top.  It’s amazing how much spinning goes into making a very small cop when the yarn is so fine.  Sooner or later some effort may need to … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from the Squirrel Twins

Started in August, these sat for the longest time just waiting to be finished.  I gifted them to the children on Solstice and the children insisted that they be lifted up to hang their squirrels at the very top of the tree. … Continue reading

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And Partridge Makes Three

  A partridge in a pear tree

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A few orange leaves…that’s how it started.  Just a few bright spots dotting the trees as we drove north to play in the fountain for what was only the second time this year.  Summer flew by and now it is … Continue reading

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Reckoning Time

Times up!  Put down your needles, hooks and scissors, hang up your dye pots and spindles.  How did you do? Does your homemade holiday list keep getting longer?   I’ve been trying very hard to pare mine down to things I really … Continue reading

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Yuletide Candlelight

A final ornament stitched just in time.  Candlelight is my third Mill Hill ornament kit this year.  From the package picture this was my favorite ornament.  I’m a sucker for candles, but from the stitched project the Pinecone Ornament is more … Continue reading

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Enchanting Mimicry

This Pine Cone like the Gingerbread House is a Mill Hill ornament stitched on perforated paper.  It was much quicker than the Gingerbread House and, though it doesn’t show here, turned out enchantingly realistic apart from being more than nature perfect.  This … Continue reading

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