Sunday, January 18, 2015

Winter Delights

Wintery treasures,
         beautifully accented with embroidery and
                           beaded embellishments~~

I'm able to share with you
the wintery delights
that have kept me so very busy
these past few months~

there's been a whirlwind
of knitting, beading, and stitching
here in my
Sacred Yarn room
these past days!
all the little treasures
are listed now in 

 the Penelope slouch hat

beautiful cables -- 
(my favorite knitting stitch!)
beaded flowers in a variety of colors

I've so enjoyed
knitting with these beautiful yarns
they are super soft and
a delight to touch~

 The Elizabeth slouch hat

~ if this hat is purchased
as a symbol of Breast Cancer Awareness,
I will be happy to add a little 
beaded BCA ribbon symbol
as a gift from me~

The Eleanor Slouch hat

both stunning and elegant--
this vintage inspired slouch hat
is embellished with a little bit
 of bling!

The Lynette Slouch hat

knitted from my very own
variety of mixed yarns--
the embellishments circle the entire
width of the hat~

the Allison slouch hat

beautiful yarn is a mixture
of denim friendly hues--
embellished with winter white beaded accents
this hat also features
an exquisite cable stitch~

the Isabel Slouch hat

more of my own mixed yarn strand--
(featuring shades of brown, cream, maroon, gray, lavender)
embellished with beaded flower accents
and a little vintage bling!

the Mabel Slouch hat

 an incredible yarn
accented with metallic gold threads--
beautifully embellished 
with tan beaded flowers all around
the base of the hat~

  the Audrey Slouch hat

more of my special yarn mix
(did I tell you that I strung yarns from one end of this room to the other??!!)
wispy vines and embellished leaves,
beaded flowers --
all to encircle the width of the hat~


A few very special scarves to share
with you~

winter white~

creamy flowers with exquisite beading details
beaded leaves,
wispy vines~

 teal blue~

embellished vines, blooms, and leaves
intricately detailed~


denim friendly--
(aren't they all??)
beautiful beaded flowers in hues of blue~

robin's egg blue~

beaded flowers in shades of light blue,
(not sure why the lighting was off here --
but the correct hue is the middle top photo)

 Just in case you think I've not
been busy enough--
I'm also in the middle of my winter nest making--
I've loaded in over 400 blogs into my
"Grow Your Blog" party post
which will debut soon
on January 25...

I think there is NO hope for this yarn room
until late in the spring--
and then--
it's going to take major cleaning
to put things back into shape!

~~~I hope you are well this winter- I've been down with the crud for at least a week. Have been  watching some wonderful television --- Mr. Selfridge season 2 was incredible. Finished the entire 5 seasons of Hell on Wheels (LOVED IT!!), and I'm totally caught up on Downton Abby of course.  I'm reading The Obituary Writer and loving every minute of that one~

I hope you will visit here for the Grow Your Blog party and support those who are participating --- especially those blogs who have only a few followers -- there are some awfully nice folks who are waiting to make new friends!

Love to you all~

ps --- I'm working on an especially beautiful and wintery post to share with you after the GYB party~ xoxo


Quinn said...

My, you are having some fun!
Take it wasy, need to be fully recovered and feeling 100% ready for GYB3! :)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Hi Vicki...beautiful hats and have enjoyed the way they're displayed. I think e-mail is giving trouble but not sure on your end or mine. I've responded 3 times but don't think you're receiving my response...? Yes, to helping, receiving your e-mail...BUT...if e-mail is messing up, shall we continue? I'm in a quandry...

Deb said...

My, you have been busy. What beautiful work you do. So many fabulous colours. :)

Julie Marie said...

Hello dear Vicki... how incredibly beautiful are your slouchy hats and scarves... I am loving my slouchy hat I bought from you last year and have worn it often on my Nature walk on these cold winter days we had until recently... you have been a very busy lady!... love how soft all of your yarn is... and the colors are just the prettiest!... hope you feel better soon... miss you, xoxo... Julie Marie

Sue Kosec said...

Ohhhhhhhhh, just beautiful, Vicki. Too bad our weather isn't conducive to these hats and scarves. Today it's 71 degrees!!!!!!!

So glad you're feeling better.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

All of your hats and crochet creations are really beautiful. I love your work. I'm looking forward to your Grow your blog event next week.

Julia said...

Oh WOW Vicki, your knitting is out of this world. You must be having some angelic help or little fairies to do some of those fancy flowers and leaves. I've never seen anything so delicately knitted and so pretty.

You sure are a creative and energetic woman. You're just amazing. You never stop doing good.

All the best
Hugs & love,

Monica said...

All I can say is GORGEOUS!

Joyful said...

Beautiful wintery delights!

So sorry you aren't feeling well. I have been down for awhile but am starting to feel better. It is lack of energy from lack of light here but started on Vitamin D3.

Thanks for the book idea. I will check it out. Blessings. xx

Lady of the Manor said...

LOVE these hats; you are SO creative!!!!! Thanks for hosting the GYB party! Looking forward to it!

maggiegracecreates said...

Beautiful, you've been busy. Can't wait until the party.

Renee said...

Your hats and scarves are absolutely lovely! Hope you are feeling better soon.

Seawashed Living said...

Everything is beautiful...would love to see your sacred studio right now with yarn strung every which way. Sounds magical. I am a Downton Abbey Fan. Did you watch Paradise? Love it too. Glad you are now recovering dear. Take care and try to keep resting. xxo

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Such beautiful creations come from your talented fingers! So sorry you have been suffering the crud - take care of you and get better soon.

marda said...

Oh my word..what beautiful cuddly hats and scarves. Love them pictured on a clothes line. Busy busy lady. I've enjoyed "Mr. Selfridge" too. And of course "Downton Abby", hope it goes on for another few seasons!
I'll have to check out that book too. Be better soon.

Shirley said...

Vicki, What can I say but they are beautiful. I would have a hard time picking just one they are that pretty. I am glad that you are feeling better. It can really knock you on your backside. I have manage to escape what is still going around the nursing home. I haven't seen some so I don't know whether they are in the hospital or what.
I am looking forward to Jan. 25th.
I enjoyed your trip so much. It made me feel as though I was there with you. Take care. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend Shirley

summer said...

Hi Vicki, what beautiful work! love all the embellishments, you have been busy!hope you're feeling better soon.

Cherie K said...

They are all utterly stunning. Kind of like the Monet of the knitted world. It would be like wearing a wonderful piece of art

Sandies' Patch said...

I can't pick a favourite from these gorgeous creations! I'd have to have them all and matching gloves/mittens lol!
You have been busy and still are by the report, well done!
Still to come, the Winter Nests.....
You must have raised a fair amount for your charities?
Belated Happy new year to you and yours. xxx

kathyinozarks said...

your pieces are sooo beautiful-I really love all those pretty flowers and details-

PoetessWug said...

What beautiful hats, Vicki! I guess all of us knitters and crocheters have a few hat creations in our repertoire! ^_^ And your scarves are cute too!! ♥

Amy at love made my home said...

Wow, they are all so beautiful!! I am sure that the new owners will love them. I hope that the GYB party goes well and that everyone has a lot of fun with it! xx

yaya said...

Wow! Those are amazing! Just looking at them you can feel the softness of the yarn. I know those will sell quickly! I sure hope you feel better soon. That crud has been all over our hospital and since I'm home until March I hope it's all done before I get back! I've escaped it so far...whew! (Anyone of those slouchy hats would look perfect on the ladies at Downton Abbey!)

Mereknits said...

Vicki your hats are just fabulous. Hope you are feeling better very soon.

BluMoon said...

These hats and scarves are just so beautiful, how very busy you have been!

Dorthe said...

My very dear Vicki, what a lot of gorgeous and beautiful hats, They are all so adoerable with the flowers and the bling,- each so different, even the same style. You are a wonderful knitter, and the sweetest neckpieces are beautiful, too.
The the Allison slouch hat,is my favorite with the cabel knit, and beautiful blue /white colours.
How are you doing my friend ? I hope you are all well again !!
I wish yoiu a wonderful week, Vicki, and send you hugs and love.

Sheryl S. said...

Such beautiful hats, hard to pick a favourite - really don´t know where you find the time.

Gloria S said...

Your work, including the descriptions and pictures is exquisite. I can almost feel the love in each piece. LOVE.

Threads of Inspiration said...

What absolutely beautiful hats and scarves. I love that the vines go all the way around the hat. Downton Abbey, my favorite hour of the week!

Mosaic Magpie said...

The knitting needles have been clicking away at your house! Each hat and scarf made with love and care. All beautiful and special...I love mine and wear it every chance I get!
Eating your BBQ sauce tonight...Wade wants the secret recipe.

Anonymous said...

Even though all these beautiful hats and scarves are for winter, the colors remind me of spring.

Acorn to Oak said...

They're so cute! The embellishments make them so special! How fun!

Marlynne said...

Such Beauty! You certainly have been busy! Bless You!

liniecat said...

SUCH beautiful hats: )

Elizabeth Braun said...

Hope they sell/sold well, Vicky, 'cos they're beautiful!=)

CatieAn said...

oh my goodness ......such beautiful work and beautiful designs. I can see all the love you put into your art.

Dawn said...

Wow your hats and scarves are truly a work of art

Esme said...

Vicki, These are absolutely lovely. You have created some beautiful hats and scarves. I am going to need to move to a colder climate so I can wear them. The flowers are just darling.

Suztats said...

Slouch never looked soooo goood! Your hats are gorgeous, as are those scarves. Your needles must have been humming. Hope you're all better now.

Jeanne said...

Vicki I just love your work !t is so creative and always love the photos you do of your knitting too! Awesome. I will have to check out your etsy shop!

Tamara said...

everything is so beautiful..and they look so soft! such an EXPLOSION of color.. Glad you're feeling better! I'm looking forward to my first time GYB party

Nonna Rose said...

WOW...each piece is incredibly beautiful! I love your creativity.

I too am a Downton fan and got all caught up last evening. I would love to dress and have tea; wouldn't you!?

I am anxious to participate in my first "grow your blog" event. Thanks for hosting!

Terry said...

Your work is exquisite!

Kaisievic said...

Wow! Each and everyone of those pieces are so beautiful! I am off to check out your Etsy shop now. See you at the party!

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

I couldn't pick a favorite if I tried. Your work is truly beautiful!

Eugenia Maru said...

All your hats are beautiful. The colors, the shades, the trimmings. Wonderful. I think in the winter, meanwhile we are in summer, but it will come the cold.
many greetings
Maru -Chile

Huckleberry stitches said...

Such beautiful work! Very talented!

Coser Tejer Crear said...

Oh my what a beautiful set of hats!!! It never gets cold enough here in Valencia Spain but Id love to wear them even in a cool day!

Vicki Miller said...

What gorgeous work! I will see if I can pop in tomorrow, it will be here in Australia Referred from elizabeth at

Sylvia said...

Hi Vicki, thanks for including me in this years Grow Your Blog. I am really enjoying meeting new bloggers. I love all your hats and scarves, sure would be nice to have one to cozy up in on this cold morning in Georgia!