Monday, December 17, 2012

Oh Xmas Tree!


Today is my first, gloriously free of work, work free, no work, absolutely nothing to do with work, day off since Thanksgiving. Feels......................VERY NICE. There are still Xmas decorations to be gone through though so no rest for the weary. I gathered together all my Xmas ornaments and......

Well, poo. I sure felt like I had more than that. Hmm..Dug around a little more......

Not ornaments but found some winter/holiday themed stitchies. But still.......felt like there were MORE? Oh wait, I'm forgetting my not-so-small obsession with 'socks'. It's not limited JUST to knitting adult socks, you know. 

*ahem*
There's the mother load. Nine months of the monthly Blackbird Designs stocking series. (I WILL FINISH the whole run of these at some point!!) Obviously, most of these are not Xmas themed but I like putting them up on the tree anyway. :)


And then there are the wee itty-bitty knitted stockings I was obsessed with knitting last Xmas. (Knit just like adult socks so if and when a House Elf appears, I've got plenty of wearable socks for him.)

Whew. That feels better. And just to put a cherry on it, I finished up these two little heart ornaments last night:

They were stitched earlier this year so it was about time to finish-finish them so I could get them on the tree. (Also: sewing hearts is HARD. I used the same paper template for both of these and, uhhhhh, they came out wildly different in shape. Whoops.)

Will pull the names for the giveaway sometime tomorrow!!!!!! :)

22 comments:

Leanna said...

I love your collection! The BBD collection is hugely impressive. You're very talented!
Merry Christmas!

Jackie said...

I can't tell if the hearts are the same shape or not but they are beautiful! Finishing a heart shape isn't for sissies!

Love your BBD stockings and I fell in love with your knit ones last year. Of course, I didn't make any of my own and now I'm regretting that!

Enjoy your time off. I hope you get a chance to really relax without a to do list for a bit.

Jan said...

Elf socks! Cool! LOL!
All your ornaments look so nice. I love all the BBD stockings. I need to do some of those myself.

Ginger Bishop said...

Wow, you are multi-talented.

Margaret said...

I just looooooove all your ornies!!!!! So many BBD stockings! Wow! And all your other ornies too! And the little knitted socks -- I remember those for sure. Love them! Enjoy your time off! Yay!

Annie said...

What a great display! Love all of those stitchy and knitty socks plus your ornament collection. The final 2 hearts are the icing. Yes, heart shapes can be tricky, but so beautiful. I adore heart-shaped everything!

Annie said...

What a great display! Love all of those stitchy and knitty socks plus your ornament collection. The final 2 hearts are the icing. Yes, heart shapes can be tricky, but so beautiful. I adore heart-shaped everything!

Maggee said...

Now THAT's a LOT of ornies!! Great collections there Melanie! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

Catherine said...

Yay for vacation time!! Loved seeing all of your pretties!! Thanks for sharing!!

Dee said...

Wow! You have LOTS of great ornaments and decorations.

I love that first picture!

Beth said...

Is it possible to be SO jealous that one becomes speechless with envy? If so, that's me for sure. Everything, but everything is so very wonderful. The series of BB stockings is to die for - wow. Then on top of that you had to go knit a series of super stockings too. I hope you enjoyed your well deserved day off.

Siobhán said...

Ummm, yeah. Color me pea green with envy over all of your fantastic collections of goodies for decorating and the tree. Really--wow. I need to get my BBD stocking charts out again!

Roberta said...

You are amazing!! Love all the ornaments and stockings.

Merry Christmas

Vickie said...

Love, love, love it! All of it! Hooray for you. =)

Julie said...

What a fabulous collection of ornamenst, the knitted socks are adorable.

Carol said...

Oh, I'm in awe of all those stockings, Melanie--just gorgeous! I've never seen so many all laid out together like that! And your two newest ornaments are adorable--think that chart is going on my Christmas list :)

The wee knit stockings have captured my heart, too--almost makes me want to learn to knit!! So glad you are off for a few days--can't imagine having worked all day, every day since Thanksgiving--whew!!

Debbie said...

OMG I love all you stitchy stuff and knitty stuff! Have a wonderful vacation.

Gabriele said...

Everything looks so beautiful! I like the knitted socks.Your collection of stitched stockings sre awesome.
Happy holidays from Germany

dixiesamplar said...

Wow, Melanie...I am in awe at all the lovely stitching that has been going on at your house! Your BBD stocking collection is to die for.

valerie said...

Wow, I love all your decorations Melanie! The ornies, the stockings (jealous!), the elf socks, the beautiful hearts and other christmas goodies. Makes me realize I need to do more christmas stitching! lol So glad you finally have some free time to yourself..even if you are busy decorating. :)

Sharon said...

Visiting your blog put a smile on my face! So many pretty treasures and what beautiful talent! Thamks for sharing the dose of happy! :)

passionfruitprincess said...

Hi! I read about you on Carol's Blog, and she is right! I love all your finishes and your knitting is beautiful! I love the knitted stockings! They are darling! And the heart ornaments...I love that patterns! You rock!