Sunday, January 24, 2016

Some seasonal stitching for Sunday...

First a little rant on the weatherr..for all of you digging out from Snowzilla you have my deepest sympathy...here the big snow event that was hyped for a week turned out to be a bust for most of my area. Some places about an hour south of Cincinnati got about 6" but here in the city it wasn't even enough to shovel. My son swept it off the driveway in about 2 minutes... I am not complaining. Saturday was a lovely sunny day, and today is looking the same, and tomorrow there is high of 40 predicted ...yeah... come on Spring!!! I know I'm being totally delusional as we still have February to get through but an mild winter and early Spring would be fine with me.

And with that rambling behind me let me show you the seasonal stitching I've been up to....



isn't he adorable??? His name is Stu Snowman and he was designed by Teresa Kogut. Here's what he'll look like in all his glory.


I found him in a Etsy shop but he's gone now. I wasn't looking for a snowman sampler but when I saw his smiling face and his big old noggin I could not resist. The dime is my picture is to give you some scale idea... his noggin is 2 1/4" wide on 36 count Edinburgh Sand linen. I changed all of the flosses except for the hat. I used what I had in my stash and I'm happy with my choices. Anchor 275 for his body, DMC 422 for the outline, DMC 921 for his nose, and I'm doing the alphabet in Cosmo Seasons 8037 a variegated floss. He'll be 11" tall when complete. Don't tell my older son this but the big guy reminds me a bit of him... sweet ...with a big head... it s family trait.

Now once I stitched the outline this is like coloring book work. No counting and all I have to do is stay inside the lines... lovely stitching to sit inside and enjoy the sunshine streaming through my front picture window. I love this view...


Can't wait for that tree across the street to have leaves again.

And I finished "Instead of Sheep"...yeah!


Now it needs to be taken to the framer...I'll put that on my list of things to do next week. As for today the Dude and I are going to sit and stitch... well I'm gonna stitch and he's gonna do what a Dude does best...

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Hope your Sunday has some stitching and some sunshine and some snoozing in it!

carol fun

oh... I'm linking up with Kathy's Quilts today and Super Mom - No Cape on Monday. Go check them out!




8 comments:

  1. What a smart Dude! The snowman is so cute. Sometimes you see a design and it just grabs you like that face did for you. Great idea using the floss colors you have and you like. Enjoy a relaxing Sunday.

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  2. Dude looks quite comfy. I like the snowman sampler, snow people are among my favorite, whether cross-stitched, applique'd or whatever.

    Enjoy your Sunday!

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  3. What a charming snowman Carol. Glad you escaped the snow.

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  4. Looks like a great way to spend the afternoon for both of you!

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  5. Your 'instead of sheep' sampler is very lovely. Nice finish. Wish I could come and sit in the sunshine and stitch with you. Sounds like bliss.

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  6. Such a fun snowman stitchery... perfect for a January project!

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  7. I love your stitchery! I can't seem to stay on task with the one I started...
    btw I'm looking for the post on your triangle quilt - can you help me find it? Thanks!

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  8. Stu is a sweet old snowman! What fun! And your "Instead of sleep" turned out so pretty!

    I'm late getting around to visit everyone but... thanks so much for linking up to last week's Stitchery Link Party and for the link back. Aloha hugs!

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