Sunday, January 16, 2011

A Snowman Sampler for Sunday

Remember how I said I believe there is no such things as too much snowman decor, well here is another example. My Sunday Sampler this week is the Snowman Row by Bent Creek.

I stitched this on a lovely minty green linen and I framed this one myself. I found the frame in my storage room and it was plain white so I sponged it with some green alcohol inks and I like the way it turned out.

Even though this isn't a big frame I thought there was too much open space in the upper portion so I sewed on the snowflake buttons with a silver cord. I wish the frame was a bit wider and I might re-do this piece but not this season.

This is my foyer in its snowman finery. The sampler, my tablerunner and lots of other special handmade accents. I call this my ode to Amy arrangement, in honor of my dear friend from Nebraska who made several of these items.

That great tree is handmade from one of my favorite collections of Basic Grey papers - Amy made it for me and it sits in a little silver flower pot.

And this wonderful little framed snowman is another of her creations. It is perfect for this display in its brown and aqua colors. The little scalloped circle says "The chill of winter is warmed by friendship".

To the right of the table is my snowman tree - all the ornaments are snowmen - the overflow crowd from the mantle display. Here are a couple of my favorites.....

All in all I think it makes a nice entryway display. Now if I could just paint those blah beige walls another color I'd be sooooo happy, but since this is one of those tall 2 story foyers and I have a healthy fear of falling off a ladder (it has happened on several occasions in my life) no paint will be applied here for a while. It was painted about 10 years ago and my husband painted it and used his outdoor aluminum extension ladder to reach the top. Too scary for me. I figure nowadays if I fell off a ladder and hit tile floor in this foyer I'd end up breaking multiple bones so I'll live with the beige.

Happy stitching -
carol fun


  1. Carol, it's adorable. Row patterns by Bent Creek are definitely fun to stitch. :-)

  2. Those little stitched snowmen are so cute! :0)

  3. I love your cross stitch snowmen alphabet--cute!! and a great job--

  4. Great display Carol. So many cute snowpeople!

  5. Oh do I feel honored! :) I LOVE your snowman cross stitch stinking cute! Glad someone else has the snowman obsession too. :)


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