Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Squirrel!

I took a quick break from Les Moutons to make a wee Christmas Ornament. I'm really pleased how nice it turned out!


The squirrel is from a 1978 leaflet by Carolina Cross Stitch Inc. Titled Woodland Christmas Series #6. Their squirrel was grey so I changed the colors to red as we have brown squirrels here. I stitched him one over one on 25 count unknown fabric that I tea dyed. The fabric is really stiff, I suspect it's Monaco, I have a giant cut of it from who knows where. The little stitched border I nicked from a Shepherd's Bush design from a Just Cross Stitch Christmas issue. This little guy is just under 3 by 3 inches! Thanks, Vonna for the cute finishing help.


While straightening up my studio I came across this unfinished strawberry emery fob. No clue why it sat unmade but I stitched it together in less than five minutes. The berry is stuffed with a teeny bag of white emery to polish and sharpen your needles. You can find white emery here. The fob turned out so sweet!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

20 comments:

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Very satisfying to finish two items, well done.

deb said...

The little squirrel ornie is adorable, and the strawberry emery fob came out great! (what a perfect thing to make from red fabric with pin dots)

Kate said...

Such cute finishes!

Astrids dragon said...

Sweet squirrel, and a wonderful finish!

Jeetje Van Wijhe-Fuchs said...

Both are so cute!

butterfly said...


Lovely ornament so cute and the fob looks great .

Desiree Ehleiter said...

Your squirrel is precious! Great job!

Robin in Virginia said...

Way to go on both of your finishes! The squirrel is adorable.

NanaDiana said...

I just LOVE that sweet little squirrel and ike the color much better than I would have liked the grey. It's beautiful. Have a great Sunday- xo Diana

Khristine Doiron said...

Both are lovely finishes! And great idea adding the border to it. It really finishes it off!

diamondc said...

I did not know white emery was from aluminum oxide.
Love the ornament beautiful finish.

Blessings
Catherine

Jo said...

2 cute finishes.. well done.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Cute squirrel! We mainly have grey ones here.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Such sweetness! Love them both.

Sarah Marchuk said...

I love vintage ornament designs from old cross stitch magazines. This one is super cute

Brigitte said...

Great to see that you could finish two projects. The little squirrel is so sweet.

Mary said...

The squirrel is so cute.

Meari said...

Both finishes are adorable!

Carol said...

Aw--your squirrel finish is darling, Sharon! And the finishing is perfection. Love the little strawberry fob, too :)

Bekca said...

I love little kits that finish up nice and quickly, both of these look great!