Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Too much snow!

The DC area is still recovering from the record December snowfall we had last Saturday. We're now in that miserable cycle of melting by day, re-freezing by night. Personally, I only like stitched snow, not the real thing. But in honor of reality, I finished up this little ornament, Snow Merry, by Homespun Elegance from the 2009 JCS ornament issue. I used a hand-dyed 32 count evenweave and added a simple buttonhole stitch for the border.



I had one final holiday card to mail and realized I better use this one before the year ended. The design is the 2008 freebie from Rosewood Manor slapped on top of a piece of wrapping paper for a background. And the crop-a-dile helped me touch it up with a few eyelets. Kind of funky, not my favorite, but it's always fun to experiment.



Happy Holidays to everyone. Enjoy and stay safe.

19 comments:

Wendy said...

Oooh I love the ornie you made!! That is a nice work!
Love the other one as well!

wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!

Nancy said...

Your ornament is beautiful and so is the blanket stitched edge! I love this deer from Rosewood Manor, and I have never seen it stitched until now. Must do that one next year! Stay warm, and you can send some snow my way if you want to!

Vinniey said...

Beautiful ornie! I love that rabbit in front of that cute snowmen. Merry Christmas, Annie!

Miss 376 said...

We've had more snow fall today, the boys love it. Not sure they will be so keen if it causes problems getting them away tomorrow. I love the ornament, the perfect way to enjoy the snow

TammyK said...

Very cute finishes! Love the blanket stitched edge :o) Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Carol said...

Sorry you're not enjoying the snow, Annie! We spent a year in the DC area (youngest son was born in Silver Spring) in the late '80s and I know it is tough on the city when ANY snow falls--can't imagine how they're dealing with so much!

Love your card and snowman ornament--may have to give that blanket stitch a try on one of mine :)

Rachel S said...

It looks great!

I hope we've had our snow allotment for the winter!

Merry Christmas.

nima said...

Beautiful ornament...

Merry christmas to you and your family...

Annette said...

What a lovely ornament you have made!! also a lovely deer
I love the snow, here everything is still white.....

Ranae said...

Merry Christmas!! to you and yours

Lee said...

Christmas Greetings from way down south where the day is warm and sunny... and probably too hot later.

Daffycat said...

Your ornament is gorgeous, Annie. The finishing on it is supurb!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Lovely ornament and card!

Mylene said...

I love that snow ornament, it is just tooo cute.
Wonderful christmas card too.

A very Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Jackie said...

I live in Florida so it's real easy for me to tell you that I don't mind the snow! :)

The ornament is really pretty and I love the way you finished it!

Michelle said...

Cute ornament finish!

Have a Merry Christmas!

Pumpkin said...

I think both are lovely :o)

We've been watching the news and seeing how much snow is down there. You guys can keep it ;o) I'm fine with the little amount we have.

Chris said...

Beautiful work - as always.
We're getting the snow for Christmas. (Shoveling is cuting into time when I could be stitching.)

Happy holidays to you and yours!

Siobhan said...

Super cute, Annie! Love the card, and the ornament is adorable.

Happy New Year!