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Knitted Christmas decorations beside the fireplace.
Christmas Eve 2016 treats

Christmas Eve 2016 treats

Merry Christmas EVERYone! Wow, what a year 2018 has been… Only 3 (now 4) published blog posts, ‘though I’ve had plenty to say (accumulating more incomplete draft posts than ever beforeΒ πŸ€”

Now for this post, I wanted to link a photo with my last year’s Christmas decor post. And suddenly, there it was. A box of fresh-baked shortbread from our next-door neighboursβ€”uploaded 2 years ago to my WP media folder 😎 What could make it more perfect? We exchanged Christmas cookies again today 😍

Life’s funny like that, isn’t it? Sharing is caring and with crumbs to spare! Yup, ’tis better to give than receive… And ’tis better to realize we have what we need… And ’tis no use chasing our “wants” lists… ’cause have you seen those things? They’re endless! Contentment, now that’s something worth wanting!

 

 


Christmas hearts decorated staircase

Christmas 2013 ❀

stair railing decorated with handknit hearts

Christmas 2014 ❀

Christmas knit/crochet decorated staircase

Christmas 2015 ❀

Christmas knitting decorations

Christmas 2016 ❀

 

 

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Wishing you the joy of contentment this Christmas! 😍 β™₯ Jackie


‘Twas knit-erally a year later… Christmas 2016 staircase decor just in time for Christmas 2017 πŸŽ„πŸŽΆπŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸ˜

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how to make a heartfelted Bramble❀tini loop ornament ||| Knitting With HeartWell it’s beginning to look a lot like last year’s Christmas, now that my fibrously festive decor pics are finally packaged into a presentable post… HA! Why does time always fly so fast?!?

Anyhoo… holding an iPad completely still for stills can be a bit of a challenge. So in today’s photo gallery, I’ve included one especially blurred shot to emphasizes the crAZy of my logic to share Christmas photos a year late …LoL… But OhhhHo boy… really gotta get cracking on THIS year’s decorating! Family’s coming to visit from Manitoba and it’s gonna be extra fun… ‘though may need a Christmas miracle to get it all done!Β 

‘Twas last Christmas when my nimble knitting fingers stitched the first fleecy prototype for my upcoming “It’s ALL about Jesus” mosaic knitting pattern design. I’d hoped to have it published by now, but these things take time. For now, I’m extremely thankful to have my ol’ iMac back and slowly-yet-surely moving forward with pattern layout preparations! Currently stitching my 4th sampleβ€”see lovely group shot of em’ all laid flat on a striped bath towel “blocking mat” πŸ˜‰Β 

Do you believe Christmas (and life in general) is all about Jesus? It truly warms my heart and soothes my soul to knit such comforting words ❀

Feel free to click the following photos and climb my stairway decor from Christmas past… 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016… Hope you’ll also enjoy the fireside Christmas music video and/or meaningful message from one of my favourite preachers,Β  Pastor Charles Lawson πŸ™‚


Christmas hearts decorated staircase

Christmas 2013 ❀

stair railing decorated with handknit hearts

Christmas 2014 ❀

Christmas knit/crochet decorated staircase

Christmas 2015 ❀

Christmas knitting decorations

Christmas 2016 ❀

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Thank you for visiting my Knitting With Heart blog today!
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Wishing you a woolerfully festive Christmas! 😍 β™₯ Jackie


#56 πŸ’œ ‘Twas the weekend before Christmas…

Christmas knitting decorations

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Christmas knitting decorations

Christmas knitting decorations

Christmas knitting decorations

Flight Knits Carry-On WIP #2

Hello & Welcome to myΒ 56th episode of the KWH iPad Show! Today’s feature is my knitterly version of Clement Clarke Moore’s “Twas the night before Christmas” poemβ€”inspired byΒ my sack of incomplete Christmas decorations, as I race to finish in time for the 25th! πŸ™‚

‘Twas the weekend before Christmas,
when all through the house…
Not a project was finished,
not even a gift knit for my spouse!

The incomplete stitches were
layed by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas’
elf-help team soon would be there…

My needles were nestled
all snug in their yarn webs,
While visions of sweet FO’s
danced in my head.

And hubby in his sports jersey,
and I with my knitting lap,
Had just settled in for a long evening
of Hockey Night in Canada on tap.

Then away with my pics to the
web’s window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the iPad and threw
open the photo editing app,

And sprang to my blog,
to WordPress gave a whistle,
And away the pics flew
like the down of a thistle.

And I whistled, and shouted,
and called them by name…

Now Dasher! now Dancer!
now Prancer and Vixen!
On Comet! On Cupid!
on Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the blog!
there’s no time to crawl!
Now dash away!
Dash away! Dash away all!

Introducing… my Bramble❀tini Heart knitting pattern

–— πŸ’œ Have you thought about buying a copy of my knitting pattern today? πŸ’œ

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Happy last week ’til Christmas to all,
and to all a good-night!Β β™₯ Jackie


the KWH iPad Show #34 πŸ’œ crafty Christmas catch-up for a cheery New Year!

hearty knit Christmas decor glow

Christmas gift with heart & yarn embellishment

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Hello & Welcome
to my 34th episode of the
KWH iPad Show!

Today’s feature is ourΒ decorated staircase…
crafted overΒ ChristmasΒ &
cheering-in theΒ New Year πŸ™‚

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Happy New Year’s Eve, everyone!Β 

stitch markers and crochet snowflakes from Angela

me at the Apple Store

Well here we are, one week past Christmas and finally posting my decorated staircase … LoL … Honestly, some people really ought to get their Christmas knitting act together and start stitching as soon as the stores start their seasonal displays!!! Ah well, it’s all fun and I’m not feeling a bit foolish for posting ’em late πŸ˜‰ Far better to be squeeking-in with this post before the stroke of New Year’s, than suffer the hang-over ofΒ waiting ’til next year!

Anyhoo…

This year’sΒ Christmas staircase theme colours include:Β red, green and white with spindles wrapped in icy blue eyelash yarn. The tree is one ball each of fleece/eyelash yarn. The large heart on the tree is red eyelash yarn…. Gotta say, I ❀ that eyelash yarn! These were part of my birthday yarn stash purchase from Herrschners. The candles are red crochet (wedding gift) doilies, with flames knit ofΒ fancy-fluffy-puffy golden yarn from a friend. The various garlands are knit from Bernat Boa, Lily Crafter’s Cotton (discontinued) and Bernat Christmas Tinsel worsted cotton… Ooooh, plus one furry strip of Baby Monkey ultra-soft yarn… Adorning tree ornaments include: 1 green wool Heartfelted Brambleβ™₯tini Loop Ornament + 2 red/white fleece Sweetieβ™₯Knitβ™₯Hearts + 5 green wool Hearty Links with Felted Loops + 2Β i-Cord candy canes. The tree topper ribbon isΒ from an embellished Ferrero Rocher gift pack. ThatΒ white loopy thing below the ribbon is just me playing withΒ plarn (plastic yarn)β€”spun on my drop spindle.

And finally… the lovely crochet snowflakes and charmed stitch markers (also pictured separately from last year’s post) were gifted to me last Christmas from Angela aka “Wish I Were Stitching” WP blog… Thanks again, Angela ❀

Then today, technically ending the year off right, we popped into our nearest Apple Store and bought a much needed flash drive… It’s charging now! And am I ever looking forward to unloading my overstuffed iPad of nearly 9 months worth of blogging photos!!!

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Introducing… my Bramble❀tini Heart knitting pattern

–— πŸ’œ Have you thought about buying a copy of my knitting pattern today? πŸ’œ

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Thank you for visiting my Knitting With Heart blog today!
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Cheers to catching up with craftinessΒ inΒ 2016!Β β™₯ Jackie