Ornaments and What-Knots
Ya gotta love that word – what-knots! I don’t really know what it means or where it came from, but it makes me laugh every time I hear someone use it.
I have been feeling a little blue for not participating in any ornament exchanges this year. I guess I am realizing I love ornaments. I already know I love to make them. So I decided to make a few extras this week, just for fun. Maybe I’ll save them as ideas for an exchange next year… and start making a quantity of them in JUNE rather than the week before Christmas!
These are the newest ornaments I made this week – mini miniature 9-patch quilts! I am so happy with how these turned out that I might make more mini miniature quilts using different blocks.
I make a lot of these mini-sweater and mini-stocking ornaments from the Last-Minute Knitted Gifts book by Joelle Hoverson. I end up giving many of them away that I found I didn’t have any left in our ornament box, so I had to make more.
Finally, I decided to try a couple new “ornaments” this year from the New Noel booklet by Linda Lum DeBono. I made this adorable stocking, which was so easy that I definitely need to make more.
I also made these charming little present boxes, which aren’t really ornaments, but look darn cute under the tree, or anywhere you want to display them.
I think these would look great in the new Darla collection by Tanya Whelan.
That’s what I have accomplished so far this week. Now I’m off to do some holiday baking since we’re hosting a holiday open house on Sunday afternoon.