Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas On The Mantle!

My "Two Friends" little hooked piece is mounted on canvas.  I thought this would be the most interesting way to finish it off, actually, a lot easier than binding, covering cord, etc.  This way I can easily hang it on the wall.  I'm a sucker for red and gold, and thought it set this little winter wonderland off nicely.

I had a bestie date with pal Jessy the other day.  We exchanged holiday happy's and I just have to share the "Christmas Card" she created for hubby and me.........

It's a foundry mold that Jessy, so CREATIVELY, embellished with all kinds of lovelies.  Notice the leather trees, and there's little holiday wonders and words on the front and back.  I put it on the fireplace mantle with a some of my favorite holiday things.

I also have my paper mache Santas that my mom made.  She sculpted each one and they're very detailed.  I also have my little feather tree that she gave me many years ago.  She ordered it from llbean with the tiny glass ornaments.

Of course I'm knitting socks.  This pair is a gift for a certain person that resides here with me.  Hope he doesn't read this.........

And here's a pretty new yarn I picked up to make another pair.  I'm loving the bits of teal that keep popping up as I knit.

 It may seem like I'm a bit obsessed with socks, but really, I don't think I can have too many.  They have, so far, been wearing like iron.  But eventually I'll either be sick of knitting them, my hands many give in, or maybe I'll just forget how!  So, they're like money in the bank for me.

Have a lovely week, and I sooooo envy those that have snow right now.  We've been having never ending days of sun and temps. in the 50's.  I know that may sound like gorgeous weather, and it sort of is.  But, I LOVE the change of seasons, and am anxiously awaiting some real winter!



Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

NOW, THAT'S A CHRISTMAS CARD!!!! I love it and your hooking is perfect mounted on the red and gold background. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Dulcy!!

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

A charming, unique and utterly wonderful little rug!
Merry Christmas

Jennifer Richardson said...

what a beautiful gathering
of treasures
and you're right,
you just can not make too
many of your socks!
(they're awesome)

Charlotte said...

Have a wonderful and peaceful holiday period Dulcy. Hope you find time for yourselves and get some snow.

Pixie said...

Hi there Dulcy....oh i always love your posts, and i am loving your christmas mantle, and what about that piece of marvelous creative work by Jessie, is she still pick axeing shoes? i do miss her blog, anyway, lovely post and lovely sockies too.

Hugs as always Pixie xx

Julia said...

Dulcy, I absolutely love those papier mache santas that your mom made for you. What little priceless treasures. She's such a talented artist, your mother.

I think that your little hooked winter scene is beautifully mounted for a Christmasy touch of warm for this time of year.

I'm with you on you can never have too many knitted socks. We have a layer of crusted snow on the ground and it's freezing cold here. Wool socks are the best this time of year for us. Wishing you some snow for Christmas.

Jessy made you a thoughtful Christmas card to grace your mantel. I like how she takes simple things and rearrange them in a creative way to come up with some interesting and unique designs you won't find anywhere else.

Have a relaxing week.

Amy McPheeters said...

Oh so much eye candy in this post!!! Thanks for showing us all these goodies. Anything to brighten the spirit right now is appreciated. I'm looking forward to snuggling up with some pretty yarn tonight - got a scarf going right now - and it's for ME!

Cathy G. said...

Love the way you finished your little rug..... makes it all the more wonderful displayed as artwork! The card is simply creative and fun! Miss that Jessie and her blog!
As long as we can keep creating rugs, socks and art we'll be happy!
Cathy G

Mary Stanley said...

Love the way you finished your charming hooked piece. The red and gold are just perfect! Such beautiful socks...very inspiring! Hope you get the snow for Christmas...and have a Merry one!
xo Mary

ShabbySheep said...

Dulcy, when I saw the little rug I knew immediately it was yours! That in my opinion means "You've Made It". I have always wanted to develop a style that's recognizable as my own and you, my friend have succeeded!! Hurray for you!!!
Love seeing your little personal Christmas things too. Your mom's eggs are so beautiful.
Maybe after the holidays you and I can get together and you can teach me to knit socks! (Remember when I used to tease you and say you can buy 10 pairs of socks at WalMart for what it takes to knit One pair?) Well know I get it! And I want to do it too! Not sure I have the patience, but that would be a good mind practice for me. That's what I'm looking for in the new year....slowing down and just being happy~being.
Happy Holidays to you and yours.
xo, Sheri

susan jenkins said...

Magical mantle!!! I love the pieces your mother made, so very special and beautiful!
Always LOVE your exceptional one of a kind yarn pieces and not to exclude your beautiful socks!!
Merry Christmas!!
xxoo Susan