tomte & other delights

I finished the embroidered elf from wee wonderfuls to match my elfette even though they were shunning me at knitting on monday for sttching instead of knitting.
elf embroidery
i then decided to trying drawing own design based on tomte which are mythical creatures of Scandinavian folklore which protect the home & farm. they traditionally have a beard (tomte can also mean santa claus) but i’ve seem them without too & the beard just didn’t look right especially with the tree.
tomte embroidery
maybe i’ll try another one with a beard, i’m thinking pulling a sled. these are just my practice pieces to learn the basics of embroidery but i’m so happy with them i’m thinking of cutting them out sewing them to another piece of fabric & stuffing them a little to make christmas tree ornaments. they whip up so fast i can see doing these next year as tags on some christmas presents.

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Kat-Knits!!! She posted to her blog all 30 days in November and
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I didn’t win anything on NaBloPoMo but thanks to being part of it I did win the Blogs by Knitters contest for posting the most in November & this is probably a prize I’ll appreciate more!

i haven’t stopped knitting despite all the stitching but i’m working on matt’s blanket which is about 5 x 3 at this point but not very exciting to photograph the few inches i get done at a time.

we are instore for a big winter storm in the bay area (severe wether alert for the coast) and the sky this morning really showed that something is brewing.
red sky at morning

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3 Comments to tomte & other delights
    • Heidi
    • What an amazing sky!

      Looks like I’m not the only one spending just as much time on stitchery as I am on knitting. Those elves look wonderful! Your own design in awesome!

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