Friday, December 17, 2010

Simplicity


Even though Mother Nature has revealed her less gentle side as her prelude to Winter, her presence evokes one to see the beauty she presents as well....


Not wanting or even attempting to upstage her perfection I enjoy the simplicity of the season. A welcoming wreath with birch bark accents enticing visitors to the door...


A handmade knitted nest ornament with a snowfairy mouse.


Simple antique child's stockings waiting in anticipation to be filled.


And of course I've been busy knitting (watching Nature from the cozy warmth inside). A bag to be felted from Noro Kureyon yarn. (Similar to the one in the background knitted in Malabrigo yarn only bigger)


Stay warm!

* Ferris wheel at the Festival Of Lights Niagara Falls Ontario.

13 comments:

Toni aka irishlas said...

The wreath and the nest are beautiful!

Wonderful photo's as always.

Have a wonderful weekend.

snoopydog said...

Your Noro bag looks lovely and those antique stockings are just beautiful! Keep warm. Ros and oscar

Julia said...

I love the fairy mouse!

Penelope's Beehive said...

Beautiful and inviting indeedl! Thank you for sharing your holiday lovelies...it is as though I have popped over the bridge to join you in wee cup of tea.

Peace and happiness of the season...J

June said...

Total contentment I 'hear' in your writing Susan. That makes me so happy to know you! The nest took my breath away. What a work of art it is.
The beautiful wreath at your door lets me know I am welcome here!
long hugs...

victorian parlor II said...

My goodness the pictrure of the ice is beautiful!!! I love your Christmas decorations-they are lovely (I really like the nest:)!

Christmas Blessings,

Kim

Cottage Garden said...

Beautiful images of winter Susan. The nest ornament is exquisite! I always take such pleasure in seeing your craft work, you are so very talented.

The Festival of Lights must have been a spectacular event and in such a setting!

Oh, in case I forget, Happy Birthday for the 26th!

Jeanne
x

snoopydog said...

Hello there Susan! Thank you so much for your kind comment this evening. May I reciprocate and say how much I have enjoyed making your acquaintance too. Your blog is always so interesting. Have a lovely Christmas and a peacefiul 2011. Ros ans Oscar

Pondside said...

Lovely simplicity - the wreath and the knitting, both elegant.
I imagine a Festival of Lights in Niagara on the Lake - must be fairyland!

Catherine said...

Mother Nature always seems to have a surprise for us now and then doesn't she. I really like your wreath. It looks very inviting hanging on your door.

I hope you have a beautiful week!
xo Catherine

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Ahh...that is what I'm doing today...sitting inside my cozy cottage home and knitting my winter scarf and matching hat! cozy...comforts!

thanks for dropping by...
that photo with the falls in the background is so pretty!
love ice crystaled branches!

ciao bella

Creative Carmelina

Sea Angels said...

Oh I love the fairy mouse too, and all of your lovely pictures.. it looks like you are as frozen up as us...I love it but wished I could learn the art of walking in it without tumbling over ha ha
Hugs Lynn

Jane/WTKnits said...

Beautiful pictures and the Noro looks lovely too.