Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Snowmen Rock!

Angela let me know my Ornament Swap arrived yesterday. Angela said she likes snowmen and Little House Needleworks designs so when I saw this sweet snowman I knew I had to stitch him for her. I did change a few things: the design is charted with a white bird at the top of the tree and I made him into a Cardinal instead; the checkerboard pattern was charted in the same gold as the star and I stitched it in red Smyrna crosses. I backed the ornament with the red check fabric, sewed it into a pillow and stuffed it very lightly. The ribbon hanger was tea-dyed briefly to take off the brilliant white of it and was secured with two red & cream vintage buttons from my button box. If I hadn't been pushing close to the mail-out deadline I would have kept this one for myself! *grin*

Design ~ Frosty Flakes
Designer ~ Little House Needleworks
Fabric ~ 32 count tea-dyed Lugana
Fiber ~ DMC

Just a note about this exchange: We are a small group of friends swapping Christmas ornaments every other month. This exchange is not currently open to new swappers, sorry! But why not start your own swap? Choose five stitchers to exchange with...six including you...and every other month is someones turn to receive and everyone in the group stitches an ornament for them. This has been the best exchange. In fact, we have all enjoyed it so much we all agreed to go again next year. My turn to receive again is in March 2011!

Did you see the update on my last RAK post? Scroll down or click here to see who received that Raven Lunatic pin pillow...

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

44 comments:

BubzRugz said...

Lovely pincushion - I love the way you adapt them - like with the cardinal....
and Raven Lunatic still makes me smile.. what a clever name!!
Hugz

Tanya said...

That snowman turned out just darling! I can't wait to make him for myself later on.

Love the 'cardinal' birdie.

Tanya~friendshipcrossing.blogspot.com

Annie said...

Cute as a button (or two!) and made all the more so with your judicious changes. No wonder you wanted to keep him!

Annette said...

dyed Ribbon?? Fun Idea!!
I love the little snowmen.. very cute stitched, she will love it..
Why you don't make one for your self, you still have more than 20 days before christmas!!!

Patty C. said...

This ornament turned out beautifully !!!!! Snowmen are awesome :)

Lesleyanne said...

Frosty is gorgeous. Love the backing fabric and the changes you made.

CalamityJr said...

Your changes and finishing are perfect! I can definitely see why you wanted to keep him for yourself, lol.

Dee said...

He is very cute. You'll just have to make another one for yourself.

Julie said...

You did a fantastic job with the changes and choosing the backing fabric. I love it!

Carol said...

This little snowman was my favorite of this year's LHN ornaments... Yours looks wonderful, Sharon--I like the cardinal in place of the white bird, too. Great job :)

Joanna said...

He's a charming snowman and a nice gift. Adding your own touches and dyeing the ribbon are nice ways you personalized the design.

Myra said...

Well done Sharon! I love the check for the backing and you know I loooove me some cardinals - great idea.

Kathy said...

Too, too cute! I love the changes you made on this adorable piece.

Catherine said...

Nicely done!

Glenna said...

Oh, he's lovely! I totally approve of your changes, and I'll do the same ones myself when I stitch him.

Karen said...

Very cute...I love the changes you made!

gracie said...

The snowman is so cute....and the Raven, well what can anyone say!

Jackie said...

I love the changes you made and the ribbon hanger with the buttons is wonderful. Simple but classic. I would have never thought to tea dye the white ribbon to take the edge off the brightness!

Lynn said...

Oh I love how you adapted this one! I really prefer it with the cardinal.

ArchangelDecker said...

Awesome work! :)

Christine said...

He's lovely. I like the touch of red you added

Claire said...

Your snowman ornament looks great!

Meari said...

What an adorable ornament!! And a great idea for a swap. So if I understand right, you stitch an ornament for someone in your group every other month?

TammyK said...

That snowman rocks :) Love the way you finished him.

Srinity said...

Oh it's so adorable! I am not surprised you would have wanted to keep it to yourself. :)

Kathy A. said...

Gorgeous little snowman. Love the buttons holding the ribbon!

gazette94 said...

What an adorable little snowman !
I love him !!

Micki said...

I love your snowman pincushion...it is stunning!
Micki

Pumpkin said...

The ornament is awesome Sharon and I'm 100% sure that Angela loved it ;o) I love the changes that you made and can see why you wanted to keep it. LOL!

Ahhhh...Missy is the lucky gal! Should have guessed that ;o)

Pikaboo said...

Very cute! I love how you finished it with the ribbon and buttons.

Nan said...

I love the way you finished your LHN snowmam. Too cute!

Theresa said...

Frosty is sooooo cute!! I love the changes you made~~

Sharlotte said...

A very darling finish!:)

Roberta said...

Love the snowman ornament and what a great idea to make a red 'cardinal'.

Robin said...

What a perfect finish! Love your changes too.

Loralynn said...

What a charming snowman! You did a lovely job and your circle mate is very blessed!

staci said...

So, Sooo cute Sharon! I love the way this turned out (and I bet Angela loves it too!)

Ann in Scotland. said...

What a bonnie little snowman - very apt for our current landscape.

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a perfect ornament for Angela!!!

Suzanne said...

What a very cute snowman ornament. Very nicely finished off.

Thanks for you comment on my blog.

Brigitte said...

Now that I have finished my autumn stitching I feel invited by many blog posts to stitch snowmen. Your snowman for Angela is such a little cutie, I love him.
Great idea, such an ornament swapping group.

Bekca said...

I'm a big fan of snowmen too and this one is so cute. What a great ornament :)

demeter83 said...

Hey chick, just wanted to say thanks. I've just spent the last goodness knows how long going through your list of blogs you follow to find people with similar stitching interests to me so I can follow their blog. So thanks for introducing me to many new and interesting blogs.

Tammy said...

vey cute I'm sure Vonna loved it!!