Monday, November 16, 2009

Merry Winter

It feels like winter out already. 7 inches of snow this weekend. There isn't nearly that much on the ground now and the streets are dry. The sun is shining and the skies are a cloudless blue, but it is cold!






A Quaker Year "Merry Winter"
by Homespun Elegance
fabric: 32ct "staci-dyed" linen
fibers: CC Bandana & DMC 731


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I've stitched this before. And someday I'll stitch it for my tree. But for now, it's one more gift I am happily crossing off my list :)

Thank you for all your sweet comments about my knitting finishes. It means so much to me that you take the time to visit! I've received several questions on various topics, so I'll be posting later this week some answers and such. Toodles for now!

45 comments:

Deb said...

What a wonderful piece. I'm sure that the lucky recipient is going to be overjoyed to receive it.

Berit said...

What a darling giftie! seeing it makes me feel like I've received it, too! Thanks for sharing with us. :D

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

It is such a wonderful feeling getting gifts finished, love the scarves, washcloths and soaps, what wonderful gifts. This Merry Winter is just darling. Nice work!!

Nancy said...

Oh Staci this is just beautiful! I always love looking at the gifts you make. Not only is your work always lovely, but I love to see how you package your gifts. Thanks for being such an inspiration!

Annie said...

So cute. And fun to stitch with all that snow around. Still autumn in my neck of the woods, so I haven't stowed the orange/gold/brown threads yet!

valerie said...

Beautiful! I love how you wrapped it up too with the holiday greetings card and candies! I love those peppermint chewies!

It's gotten chilly here after sunfall. I've got the heater cranked!

Virginia said...

That's lovely! I'm a fan.

And 7 inches of snow! Wow.

We had lovely 70 degree weather here this weekend in NYC.

deros said...

nise idea and work...how some people can imagin all that?:))) really, I like it so much

Cindy F. said...

Beautifully finished gift Staci!!

Carol R said...

A beautiful ornie Staci - someone is going to extremely lucky to hang that on their tree!

7" of snow - wow and it's only November!

Paula C. said...

I just love that ornament. And those nougat candies are one of my weaknesses. Whomever receives that will really love it!

Jennifer said...

I just love how you package up these gifts. They look like bags oF "stitched candy"!

doris said...

I've been so behind with your blog, and now I'm amazed at all you've been doing! You must be the queen of knitting.

And the ornaments are wonderful. I've never put beads around the edges of an ornament, but I'm gonna have to try that.

You have some very lucky gift recipients.

Irene said...

Wonderful finish and nice idea of the wrapping for gift.

Catherine G. said...

What a great finish! I love the edges - how did you finish them? I am new to trying to finish things into ornaments,etc. and I am trying to learn!

Tracey said...

Lovely finish! And I love that gift bag!

Melinda said...

WOW, I love it! I like your "staci-dyed" fabric very much!;) Nice shade, goes very well with the threads' colors.

Angela P said...

Another beautiful ornament and a wonderful gift :)

Lainey said...

Beautiful stiching, beautiful gift!

Blu said...

What a lovely ornie. And the packaging is awesome too.

Michele said...

Merry Christmas turned out wonderful! The recipent is definately a very lucky person :)

Anonymous said...

Love your Merry Winter ornament and packaging! What a lucky recipient!

Robin in VA

Karen said...

Very cute finish!

Kathy A. said...

Merry Christmas is just so lovely! What a beautiful finishing job. I see that you have snow. We are stopping in Denver but only for 1 1/2 days. Will wave as we drive by.
One day......

Theresa said...

This is adorable!!!!!!! you are always so creative on finishing and packaging stuff~~~

Harmien said...

I hope I said it then too: gor-geous!!!!

Marie said...

I just love it! It's gorgeous! What a lucky person your recipient of this gift will be!!

Elisa said...

A beautiful fished and rapped so beautifully too

Sally said...

I love this Staci. It is so pretty and whoever receives it will love it.

Julie said...

Super gift

Anonymous said...

Snow already WOW!!! It is still in the 50's here in KY. Love your knitting. Have been a follower for quiet a long time. Miss your cross stitch. But we all need changes in our life. Happy Holiday Season to you and yours.
cgd4603@msn.com
Cathy from KY

Siobhan said...

Dang. Not only are you a fabulous knitter and stitcher, but your gift bagging skills are incredible, too. Dang.

Mayté said...

Siobhan just said what I have in my mouth!!

I don't comment to often but always fallow your blog :)

Ranae said...

Fantastic ornament.
I wonder if I have that one ,lol
or if I need to purchase it.

Kim B said...

What a great ornie!

Solstitches said...

It's such a lovely design and you've stitched and finished it so beautifully.
Gorgeous gift presentation too.

Margaret

Lois said...

What a lovely finish. I have this one in my stash and seeing your lovely pics just makes me want to go and start on it now!!!! Whoever receives this is one lucky person!

Storybook Woods said...

Sew, sooo pretty. Clarice

Erynne said...

"staci-dyed"...lol, that's so cute!

Lovely finish...somebody's gonna be happy!

:o)
Erynne

FayeRaye said...

omg.....I NEED this chart!~~ Your finish is perfect!! Faye

Shari said...

gorgeous Staci!!!! You do wonderful work & then the presentation is even great!!!! Anyone should be blessed to receive a gift from you!

Casa Pearl said...

What a great finish! What a lucky person that receives this gift. I sure hope snow stays away from here for a while. It's been a really warm November and I'm fruitlessly hoping it will stay that way through March!

I hope you will post what pattern you use for your rainbow washcloths as i'd like to make some!

Brigitte said...

A wonderful piece!

yolande said...

Oh it's very beautiful and I like a packaging!!!!!!!! je continue la découverte de votre blog!!!

Carly's Meme said...

Staci, I am almost embarrassed to ask this, but I WANT TO KNOW. How do you determine the border for the BACK of your ornament. Do you just measure and mark, or is there an easier way? I love this tutorial and am going to use it on the ornament I am working on. Thank you so much for a beautiful place to go.... Dee