January Wreath

IMG_7482My blogging buddy Charlotte is an amazing talented lady. For the past few years she’s set up a challenge for the year to make a blog post about each month. In 2012 she posted gorgeous doll quilts, in 2013 she posted charming aprons. This year she’s chosen ‘Hope Chest’ as her theme. Each month she’ll post about an item or items that she adds to the chest. Charlotte’s first addition to the chest for this year is a set of Lovely Redwork Dishtowels. I highly recommend that you go and see her Redwork. It’s so neat and pretty. While you’re there, surf through her blog posts for a journey into wholesome farm life and also see her gorgeous quilts.

Charlotte’s idea of a challenge for a monthly post inspires me. I’ve decided to set a challenge for my self for the year. It took a bit of brain-storming to think of something, but I think I’ve came up with a fairly good idea. I enjoy making wreaths and have wanted to make some to change with the seasons, so it’s not that big a leap to make a wreath to celebrate each month. I look forward to making the wreaths and hopefully it’ll help keep my blog active after I finish my Redwork. Some month’s I may post more than one wreath.

My January wreath, pictured at the top of this post, is made with Red Heart yarn on a Knifty Knitter cord loom and some flower looms that I don’t know what their name is.
IMG_7474Several of my wreaths will be made using these looms. I really enjoy making the cords as time fillers and the flowers are just fun to make.

sewmiconThank you Charlotte for being my inspiration.


Wishing each month of this year to be a happy one for you all.

8 thoughts on “January Wreath

  1. Don’t you just love Charlotte’s blog?? Your wreath is perfect for January/winter!
    Maybe I should try to come up with a craft challenge each month….?


    • Thanks so much, Dianna
      I was inspired by the recent snow for the colors.
      Charlotte’s blog is a sweet special place that feels like home.
      I think Sundae and Gypsy are your unique projects, they craft up such silly antics and fun to add to the joy of visiting your blog. I think they’re awesome. 🙂


  2. Hurray!! for you. This will be fun, looking forward to each month’s wreath. Sorta gives us a push to go forward, doesn’t it? This wreath is so pretty; the colors just look perfect for January.

    Are you almost finished with the redwork project?

    Thank you so much for your kind words; they help “push me forward”.


  3. Thanks so much Charlotte
    I agree, having a challenge of theme to meet does help push one forward and gives one something to look forward too as well.
    The colors for this month’s wreath was inspired by our recent snow. The blue of the sky and the white of the landscape was just breathtaking.

    I doubt I’ll be finished with my Redwork project any time soon. I still have over a dozen blocks to go. I enjoy the redwork. It’s simple and pleasant work and it’s a comfort too.

    You’re very welcome Charlotte. You make the world a better place and your blog is a spot of sunshine on the web. Thanks so much for sharing snippets of your heart and home. You truly are an inspiration. 🙂


    • Hello Mare F
      Welcome to my blog.
      I hope you’ll give the looms a try sometime.
      Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment.
      I hope you’ll visit again sometime.


  4. I like the idea of a creating something challenge. I think I will try that next year. Thank you for telling us about Charlotte. I did have a hope chest and started putting things in it from the time I was young. So when I got married I had a lot of little things I needed to make my house special.


    • Hi Nadine
      Welcome to my blog.
      I hope you’ll set yourself a challenge to do. It’s quite interesting to know how it eases the mind having a craft to think about and then create each month. I spend a great deal of time planning and working on wreaths weeks before the month their due and yet I always seem rushed nearer the time to post.
      I’m glad you liked reading about Charlotte’s hope chest. It’s neat that you had a hope chest. I know the items not only came in handy, but I bet alot of them had special memories around them. I like that part of hope chest.
      Thanks so much for visiting and leaving me a comment.
      I hope you’ll visit again sometime.


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