Category Archives: Ornaments

Bits & Pieces

First bits & pieces post of the new year. It is going to be a bit of the best from since I last posted a bits & pieces post since there are so many pictures I have taken since then. If you want to see them all, you can always check out my Instagram set og Flickr.

#crochet #jar
Some crochet covered jars that I gave away for Christmas. They look really good with candles in them, or you can store your knitting needles, crochet hooks, cookies, straws or whatever in them!

#jólavættir #santa #light #reykjavik #iceland #christmas
One of the Christmas spirits around Reykjavík. Find them all!

New and enviroment friendly #shopping #bag at #geysirstore #reykjavik #iceland I love mine!
Our environmental friendly shopping bags. I love mine and use it all the time!

#christmas #tree is up with #hama #beaded #snowflakes
Our Christmas tree, decorated with home made HAMA beaded snow flakes.

Gift wrapping. My favorite part of the holidays
I love wrapping gifts. I do something different each year and I love the wrapping I did this year. Simple, but beautiful.

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The Christmas Tree at my parents house is always so beautiful.

Mmmm, smoothie!
I got a mixer from my parents. Smoothies for everyone!

Mom, dad & me! How cute are we?
My parents and me in 1982 or 1983. I love this photo!

They are baking chocolate chip cookies
My man and Karítas baked chocolate chip cookies. So good!

Grandfather and nephew watching the fireworks
My grandfather and my nephew watching the fireworks on New Years Eve.

Lunch pick nick durring inventory @svelgur @emmnielsen
Back to work after a great and much needed Christmas vacation. Inventory lunch break!

Sumarrós was drawing
Some of Sumarrós’s drawing. She is so talented!

Ready for a wedding.
I went to a wedding yesterday. This is a before shot of my hair and make up.

After wedding hair
After the wedding hair. Brushing my teeth, ready for bed.

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Productive Sunday with my daughters and mom.

Me and my mom decided last week that we would spend today together and do some crafting with my daughters. Off course I brought something that I wanted to get done and decided to do some actual finishing on some of the things that have been stitched up and then put away. I am very happy about how much I actually got done.

First I finished this pinkeep. I left it at my moms since it is a gift for someone. I am not saying who, just in case that person reads my blog. I am pretty sure that she doesn’t, but I want to be safe.
I stitched this design by Margaret Sherry years ago! Never got around to making it into anything though. So I decided to make a pinkeep out of it and love how it turned out.

Pinkeep Front
Pinkeep Back

Lately I have been thinking about my stitching and how little I actually have of it. I seem to give almost everything I make away. So, I decided that I would start collecting ornaments that I make for myself. Stitched ornaments preferably. When I went through my box of stitched things I found a couple of projects that were just perfect for ornaments so I brought them along and finished them up!

Christmas Tree Ornament

Design by Helga Mandl. Stitched on 36ct Opalescent White Linen with DMC 4045 with a silver heart on top and silver/clear beads as snowflakes. Stitched in 2007.

Christmas Tree Ornament

From 2007 JCS Ornament issue. Design by Charland Designs Inc. Stitched in 2007.

I already have two finished ornaments! YAY! I have this vision of a real tree (I don’t like the fake ones) with lots of stitched and hand finished ornaments on it. One day, that vision is going to come true 🙂

I hope you all had a great weekend!

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A small stitching update

I have mostly been working on exchanges lately so I do not have much stitching to show. In between I have been working on Miss Mary Mack and my Stitcher’s Stocking. Here is how MMM looks as of today:

Miss Mary Mack

And the Stitchers Stocking. I have hight hopes to get it done in time for Christmas! I really hope that will come true!

Stitchers Stocking WIP
Stitcher’s Studio Stocking from Cross Stitch and Country Crafts Magazine July/Aug ’89

I have decided to start bringing a small project with me to work and stitch in my lunch hour. A woman from work is going to join me! Woohoo! I am going through my JCS Ornament issues and finding the first small to bring to work project. I am hoping this will help me to get some of the small things stitched, especially some ornaments!

Karítas was sick on Monday and Tuesday so we spent the days at home. She had a fever and a cold but went back to play school yesterday and is doing a lot better. While we were at home she insisted that she wanted to stitch. And she did!

Karitas stitching
Karitas stitching
Karitas with her first finish

I found a piece of hardanger fabric that I knew I would never use and some perle cotton from Anchor in this orange/yellow variation and threaded a needle for her. She was all over the place and just loved it. I was so surprised that she had such good control over the small needle (size 20) and that she found it so much fun. She says it is not done, but that she is going to add more to it later. She is thinking about a green color. So cute!

Well. Off I go. Babies need feeding and I need to tackle Mount Washmore, yet again!

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