Sunday, January 03, 2010

Snow Day ...

Looks like there won't be much snow around here this year ... I'll just have to enjoy the snow on my mantel. Most of the Christmas decorations are still up but I wanted to change up my mantel for winter fun. Yesterday I stitched and finished this sweet design by Tanya, The Sampler Girl. I was gifted the pattern Gone Sledding by Karen and Snow Day was an extra goodie. This was a fun stitch and I love how it finished up ...

Here's a look at my winter mantel ... The pictures in the center are of my mom and dad back in the mid-60's ... they are posing with a snowman that my dad had just finished making. This snowman was a labor of love and we all enjoyed him in the front yard.

I received my Christmas Fair and Square squares from Jill ... I love this reindeer, love love love him and I'd been meaning to stitch him all month ... now I don't have too! *smile*


Karen finished a couple to things for me just before Christmas ... Here's my Lizzie*Kate Jolly Holiday. The colors were very different so I told Karen to pick out some funky colorful fabric to finish this into a cube. I love how it turned out. The bow inside the red bow on top is a sparkling lime colored ribbon ...



She also finished Sew Noel for me ... pattern design by Carol of iStitch. I love how it turned out, even with my floss bleeding issues and a couple of mistakes ... I gave this to my friend Lisa for Christmas ... she was really please with it.

Well I'm off enjoy a lemon poppy seed muffin with my coffee and then I'm going to start Gone Sledding.

I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for memories of my childhood ...

27 comments:

Carol R said...

Lots of beautiful stitching and finishing on display Michele.

Love your Sew Noel!

Natasha said...

Michele, what acute finish :) I love your mantel. I would love to have just a few days in the White stuff, a trip up to Tahoe is on our future sometime in Febuary I can not wait.

Take Care

Nancy said...

So many pretty stitches! I love your Snow Day Michele. Yours is the first one I've seen, and I love it stitched on the blue fabric! The pictures of your Mom and Dad in the 60s are wonderful!

Deb said...

I love how you finished off Snow Day. It's so sweet! And those gifts you received are just beautiful and I'm sure you'll really treasure them each and every year.

Kim B said...

Oh I love that finish Michele! And the cube is fantastic! Karen does VERY good work!

Linda said...

Michele, your mantle looks so pretty. I love all your snowmen and Snow Day is darling, the snowball edge is perfect. What a sweet picture of your parents and that is a great snowman your Dad made.....hugs, Linda

Barbi said...

Snow day turned out so pretty! And I love your winter mantel.

Meadows08 said...

I love the trim you used on Snow Days, it's really cute!

Cole said...

Cute finish, I love the trim! Love seeing your mantle changed up for the different seasons too :)

Karen said...

snow day turned out awesome! I still have to stitch it, maybe on the plane ride to Reno on Friday. :) love the mantle!!!! mine is all snowmen too! :)

Blu said...

What lovely finishes!
And may I say that snowman your dad made was awesome!

corinna said...

all so nice
esp like the color choices and finish on your snow days

Brigitte said...

Very nice stitching, Michele. I love Tanya's piece, it's finished so beautifully. Like the other finishes by Karen. Enjoy everything.

Siobhan said...

Beautiful stitching! I love the finishing, too. Your mantle looks great. We are taking our Christmas stuff down today. I can not WAIT!

Catherine said...

Love the winter mantle! Snow day is adorable.

Sherry said...

Your mantle looks wonderful! I love the trees and sampler girl stitch on it.

Shari said...

everything is beautiful!!!!!!! Love the Sampler Girl finishes. Her stuff is so cute!! Wish I had more!
We got about 3" of snow last night. Glad I don't HAVE to go anywhere today!!!!
Have a super day!

stitcherw said...

Fun winter pieces. I still have my Christmas stuff up, but some of it is more winter oriented so when the other items come down they'll stay up a bit longer too. Unfortunately we'll be having snow yet for a while, so they'll fit in. The little reindeer is adorable, and the finishing on your LK cube looks wonderful too.
Sue

staci said...

Fantastic finishes Michele! Love your snow day ornament, it's darling!

Our snow from 2 weeks ago is still here, which is extremely unusual for us. But it's been pretty cold and it's going to get colder...an arctic cold front is coming in mid-week.

Sally said...

I love your mantel Michele. It looks lovely.

Very pretty finishes :)

Karen said...

Love your Snow Day finish. Love the blue fabric with the poofy balled fringe.

Suzanne said...

Such beautiful stitching! I love how you have decorated the mantle.

Shelleen said...

the cube is cute. I also keep out my snow and winter things til spring.

Carolyn NC said...

Great finishes - love all the wintery things!

Kathy A. said...

Oh, what pretty pretty finishes.
I love your mantel all decorated. Very sweet.

Sonda in OR said...

I think your kind of snow is just fine. The mantel looks great! Happy 2010!

Chiloe said...

Hi Michelle

You never told me if you ever received your prize from the company? Please let me know. If you didn't I need to write to them! Thanks a lot !!!