Monday, February 15, 2010

Secret Snowdrift

With all the focus on snow in DC, I decided to stitch up a snowman ornament for Pumpkin's Project. This is a design by Trilogy called Secret Snowdrift. It's done on a piece of hand-dyed Aida from Enchanted Fabrics. I'm sorry to hear that Enchanted Fabrics is closing. She did such nice work at such reasonable prices. I've always had a problem with rickrack, but I like the look, so this time I hand basted it in place before machine sewing. I think that worked pretty well.



Looks like our snow will be with us for quite some time. Traffic is now a nightmare since people can get their cars out, but roads are still only cleared with a limited number of lanes. I have constant rush-hour type gridlock outside my home making it hard to get a car out of the driveway, and then adding 20 minutes to go four blocks. But I have made good use of the boots I bought after the first of the major storms back in December. Actually, I don't believe all of that first snow ever melted, before getting buried under the next series of storms.

23 comments:

KarenV said...

What a sweet ornament! I love how you've finished it with the ricrac!

Annette said...

Such a lovely ornament.. I love the red ricrac around it..
Be glad you have snow boots, here they are al sold out for weeks, I'm walking on the snowboots from Hubby, who are 5 sides to big....

Miss 376 said...

Those boots look warm and snuggly. The ornament looks lovely too

Jackie said...

I love the ornie! I've not seen many snowmen that really call to me but this one does. I like how the design travels around.

Great tip on basting! I'll have to keep that in mind when I get to the point that I can finish something! I love the ric rack too...the pop of read is a nice touch.

I've emailed you several times but just realized I was sending email to "no reply". I'm such a goober sometimes. Thank you for being a frequent visitor to my blog!

Ranae said...

The ornament is too cute.
I totally forgot about that project, I better get my JCS magazines out tonite and pick something and here you already done.
Nice boots too

Lenka said...

Annie, the ornament is beautiful and the ricrac works perfectly with it :)

Anonymous said...

What a precious ornament you have created! Love your snow boots! May I ask the brand?

Robin in Virginia

staci said...

Your ornie turned out really cute :) And your boots are cute too!

Nancy said...

Your snowman ornament is very pretty! I love the ric rac trim!

mainely stitching said...

Looks like you're making excellent use of the snow days, Annie!

I think ricrac looks so sweet - and especially so with this finish. :D

nima said...

wow...that looks cute...i love the ric rac edging too

Vonna said...

I love your little ric rac accented ornament..that is darling!

Carol said...

Oh, it's perfect, Annie! I have never tried using rickrac as an edging, but maybe if I basted it first like you did, it would work out. I'd better get cracking--haven't even started on Pumpkin's project yet!

Deb said...

Your ornament is adorable! I think the ricrac look great on it! And I'm still in amazement over all the snow you've had. Thank goodness you have those boots!

Rachel S said...

What a pretty ornament!

HTB was giving me the snow update. I work right off 270, so I don't do the side roads, nor have I mustered up the courage to try 355 yet. HTB was sputtering mad over how little was done, especially East West Highway.

Mylene said...

Such a very cute ornament. I LOVE it!

Siobhan said...

That is TOO cute, Annie! Great job. It's a perfect reminder of Snowtorious B.I.G., or whatever it is being called these days. ;)

Pumpkin said...

That is TOO awesome Annie! I love the trim :o) I agree, I am very sad to hear that EF is going out of business too :o(

Nice boots!

Irene said...

Such a cute ornament, good job with the rick rack ! Love your boots.

Tammy said...

UGH, the snow is a mess to slog through, isn't it? I'm about 60 miles south of DC and we got horrendous amounts! Your ornie is beautiful and the ric rac looks perfect! Great boots too!

BeckySC said...

TOO cute my friend :)
((hugs))

Sandra said...

That's a wonderful finish!!!

Sorry you have to struggle with all that snow. Here the weather is crazy, but we haven't had rain despite some days temperature is low...

zoomcity said...

Ooh, I love the rickrack! This is fantastic.