Friday, December 14, 2012

PRIMITIVE CHRISTMAS BLOG HOP


Welcome!  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and thank you Buttermilk Basin for organizing this blog hop!  I have to say this is one of my favorite times of the year.  I love the songs and the little lights on the tree.  I love the crisp night air while walking through the neighborhood looking at all of the pretty Christmas lights illuminating the night.

When I was little our family would gather at my Grandma and Grandpa's house.  We would have to wait until all of the dinner dishes were down before we could open the gifts.  Those few minutes seemed like hours!

I rounded up some old family pictures of my sisters, cousins and myself at Christmas.  I have wonderful memories of those years!
1962 - I'm the munchkin in the middle 

1966 -  Mom made us matching nightgowns with
 embroidered Winken, Blinken and Nod
around the neck.  
1968 - I loved Grandma's tinsel tree!

I have been wanting to play with wool for a while now and this blog hop was the perfect opportunity to start playing.  I only had bits and pieces of wool; just enough to make this sweet little (3" x 3") Holly Bird ornament.  To download a free pattern click HERE.
**someone asked about the cute rick rack ribbon - it is made in France and I found it at a wonderful little quilt shop in Germany called The Log Cabin***

It was so much fun making this little guy I just had to investigate growing my wool inventory!  I had a lovely visit yesterday with Debbie Busby of Wooden Spool Designs.  I saw first hand her wool dyeing studio and design studio!  I could have looked around for hours.  Her designs are so creative and imaginative and her wools are drool worthy.  I came home with some beautiful hand dyed wool!  I can't wait to start designing little pincushions, needle holders, sachets and whatever else I can come up with. Watch for new projects and kits coming soon!  Thanks Debbie!
Lovely wools from Debbie Busby - Wooden Spool Designs 

I would like to say I'm a good cook, but I would be fibbing a bit.  BUT I do love to eat if that counts and I love eating cookies!  My favorite? These little treats! To download this recipe click HERE.

Recently I moved my shipping back to my studio and I came across some kits I thought I was out of! The kits make the little JOY banner pictured below.  It includes the Moda Crackle fabric, black wool, buttons, ribbon, jingle bells and floss.  AND it's all done by hand - no machine needed. I have added what kits I have left on my Etsy shop for anyone interested.  Sorry, the kits are all gone.

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25 comments:

Lorraine said...

Cute pics of Christmas' past...and cute little project.....wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas!

Tempus fugit said...

Your little bird is so so cute !!! Thank you very much and merry Christmas to you !
Anne - Tempus fugit

Sue Bennett said...

what fun memories that you have with those photos. Love the little bird. Thanks for sharing with us.

Robyn said...

I love peanut butter cookies too. Thank you for the pattern I am just beginning to delve into wools but it's exciting.

Julee said...

Cute bird pattern and neat old photos. Love all your designs and anxious to see what you come up with using wool. I'v also started messing with wools. Have a Merry CHRISTmas and Happy New Year!!!

Kathy B. said...

Enjoyed the photos - reminds me of days gone by and the joy of being a child. Thank you for the cute wool bird project. Your designs are wonderful - plus I love wool, so glad you will be starting a new twist in your patterns. Can't wait to see them! Merry Christmas!

Laura said...

Where or where did you get that cute ric rack?

Colleen said...

Love seeing those old photos...they are the best! Your little ornament is adorable. Thank you for sharing.

Heartsdesire said...

Thanks for the little bird pattern. It's very sweet and looks like a good project for a beginning woolie. Love those drapes in the 1968 photo.

Lindi said...

I remember that tree from MY grandparents!!!Are we related??? You are so lucky to have spent time with Debbie. Thanx for all and Merry Christmas. L

Robin ~ Bird In The Hand Primitives ~ said...

Hi Kathy...Im Robin from Bird In The Hand Primitives...I have downloaded this oh so cute little pattern...I have a question...Is it ok to sell the finished item on my selling group ?...I would just be making 1 to sell and of course would give you all the credit for such a wonderful design !! If you are not ok with it, I totally understand...
Thanks,
Robin

sue said...

Thanks for the great pattern! Merry Christmas

The Wooden Acorn said...

Kathy,

What a lovely blog posting. This blog hop is wonderful way to get to know all the designers. I am excited to see more of your wool designs. Thanks for sharing all and Merry Christmas to you too.

Teri said...

Oh how I love working with wool and ornaments are high on my list of things to stitch. And, having a friend like Debbie makes working with wool that much more fun. Didn't you just love her dying room and the sight from her living room over the Gorge? Thanks for being a part of this blog hop. Am enjoying it alot. Merry Christmas. Teri

Prim Gal said...

My love is wool. I have done applique and quilting but this is my true love. Thank you for participating in the giveaway.

Nancy said...

Thank You so much for the p[attern but I can't get it to print. I downloaded first and then I tryed the dropdown box and it still would'nt pint. I f you can help I would appricate it. Nancy P.

Carrie P. said...

thank you for the sweet little bird ornament. I love working with wool.
Merry Christmas!

Rabid Quilter from CA said...

Just saw the Quiltmaker's "100 Blocks volumn 1" post on Facebook which showed your "Garden Flight" block--a work of art! I know I have that magazine somewhere and I'm going to look it up and make it to hang on my little quilt rack made for 12" blocks. It's a stand-alone block, for sure!

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