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Sunday, January 5, 2020

Needlework and Wood Working Update - January 2020

Good morning,

We have had a very busy month in the wood workshop and needlework studio!

Above is a beautiful carving of a Lady with Flowing Hair.  $36.  More images and information are here.
I love these signs!  Kjell made this one for our Elsa and...
...this one for our friend Erica, Tumble's Mom. 
This gorgeous detailed engraved wedding or anniversary gift is now available in the shop.  Kjell made one of these and we gave it as a wedding gift.  It was so loved that we decided to make another for the shop.  $180.  Click here for more images and information.
This is something that Kjell made for us as just a fun project.  We didn't have our live floor-to-ceiling Christmas tree this year because we have that area of the living room set up for our senior pup, Penny, who no longer can climb stairs.  She used to come upstairs to be with us each evening and sleep in our bedroom all night, but now can only roam the first floor and back yard. Rather than displace her for a tree, we decided to forego the tree this year.  So, this tree graced our recreation room for the holidays.
 This is a beautiful piece that Kjell made as our Christmas card on line.  It will be displayed in our home on the holidays for years to come.
 Here's another "Vikings at the Roots of our Family Tree" wall art to restock the shop.  $94.  More images and information here.

My Honey makes the most beautiful gifts for me!  I just love this!  What a sweetheart! It is already hanging in our kitchen.
This gorgeous engraved wall art piece is new in the shop this month.  The first one sold within an hour and more have been ordered.  As soon as the orders are filled, more will be made for the shop. 
This wool blend heavy, cuddly, warm capelet poncho is the perfect way to keep your shoulders and neck warm while having free movement of your arms.  Catherine, my beautiful model, wears these in her office to stay toasty while still able to work at her computer.  It's also great for someone confined to a wheelchair to stay warm without a larger garment getting tangled in the chair.  $50.  More images and information here.
I've made a few accessories that can be mixed/matched with the capelet above.  This cloche hat in seaman's hat style can also be used as a chemo cap.  It is so very warm and comfy!  $15.  More images and information here.
This is ribbed hat holds extra warmth and can be worn as a slouch hat (brim down) or toboggan hat (brim folded up.)  $44.  It's available here.
This is a matching hooded neck warmer or gnome hat.  It is so very soft and warm and is perfect to keep your head warm without worrying about the wind blowing off your hat and scarf.  One Size Fits Most.  $45.  More information and images here.

When I first got this heavy, soft, wool blend yarn, I was skeptical about whether I really liked it or not.  Now I love it!  It has a wonderful feel and molds so nicely into the items I knit and crochet.
This is another hooded neck warmer in the same type of wool blend yarn, but in burnt orange.  This one was a custom order and has been delivered.
This one is for My Honey.  He saw me making these hats and said he'd like to have one so I told Santa who brought one for him for Christmas. 
We have sold quite a few cloche hats recently so this one is to restock the shop.  We have more than 60 similar hats from $8 available in the shop.  Click here to see them all. 
That Happy Door or Window Sill or Toy Snake was a custom order and has been delivered.  I keep saying I'll make one of these for the shop, but haven't gotten there yet.  I must say he is pretty cute.  ;) 
This Azure Blue Cables and Lace Sweater is a custom order that has been shipped with...
...matching hat...
...headband...
...and boot cuffs.

This set has been shipped to the buyer.  There are similar sweaters, hats, headbands, and boot cuffs available in the shop.

So, that was a busy month!  We are still hard at work filling orders and designing new items for the shop.  Let us know if there is something you would like for us to make for you.

Thanks so much for your encouragement, shares, likes, favorites, and purchases, too!

All the very best for a wonderful 2020.

Lois

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