Sunday, February 26, 2017

Clovers, Snowmen, Calendar SAL


I don't usually do a St. Patrick's Day design, but  something about Bent Creek's "Clover of Clovers" attracted me and I couldn't fight the feeling.  It's stitched on 36 count "Peep's Lost Sheep" linen from Dames of the Needle.  The trimming is a 3 strand braid of DMC floss.  I bought this little gift box from the Paper Source (within walking distance of my home) and used the design as a box top.  Then I added a bit of ribbon around the edge.  I think I'll use it as candy box with mints and green-wrapped candy.  I'll gift it to someone, just don't know who.  Turns out to be a good way to make a quick little gift.


Missed doing any winter holiday cards in 2016, but for the few I send I had enough from previous years' stitching.   To replenish the stock, I stitched The Little Stitcher snowman design from the  JCS 2016 ornament issue.  Tried something different with the finish, and I'm not particularly happy with the outcome.  But it's all part of the process.


I'm ahead of the game for Joyful World calendar finishes (or 'pages' as Nima calls them). Two more done and fabric selected for the next two months waiting for the finishing mood to strike!

23 comments:

Robin in Virginia said...

Annie, what a cool clover box you created! Good for you on getting the April and May blocks in finished form! I like the snowman that you stitched for the card. Enjoy your Sunday!

marly said...

I don't do St. Patrick designs but this one is absolutely sweet! What a great box.

Sheryl S. said...

Lovely box Annie, a delight for anyone to receive, the pattern is pretty and your finishing perfect. I also like the snowman card.

Nurdan Kanber said...

The Lucky Box is so attractive ♥ Wonderfully stitched and done ♥

April and May look gorgeous too ♥♥

I simpluy love that tiny blue snowman.

Have a great week Annie ♥♥

Vickie said...

The Clover of Clover box is so very sweet! Adorable!

Preeti said...

Your finishes are very beautiful!! What size grommets are you using ?

Brigitte said...

That Bent Creek is really a very cool St. Patrick's design. Great how you used it as a lid cover. And you are right, this makes a lovely little gift. I'm sure you will easily find someone to gift it to.
I love your little snowman card, Annie. I should also start stitching some smaller motifs for cards as I had intended to at the beginning of the year. But there is always something else that tempts me more, lol.

Margaret said...

Everything looks great! I love how that box came out -- so cool!

♥ Nia said...

Your St. Patrick's Day design looks fantastic! So pretty and such a pretty finish too :D Well done ;)
all lovely stitches! those little cats are adorable too :)
sweet hugs my friend!!

Mii Stitch said...

What a pretty box finish!
The design is lovely and the finish is perfect.
Pretty snowman card and great calendar finishes.

Carol said...

Goodness, you've been very productive in this short month, Annie! I do love that little leprechaun with the giant clover--so cute. And your box is perfect of storing a stash of candy (green Andes mints, perhaps?).

Great job on keeping up with the Joyful World finishes--that polka dot fabric on April's is so sweet. I'm sure you smile each time you open your refrigerator with those cuties staring back at you :)

Enjoy your last day of February!

Cindy's Stitching said...

He is cute. Maybe it will bring good luck. The snow diaries are so pretty. I have been eyeing those for a long time.

Mini said...

The box finish is adorable. Good work with the Joyful World SAL too.
The card finish is not too bad either.

geeky Heather said...

Good for you for being ahead on the Joyful World months...I tried last year and failed the first one! =D Cute clover!! Aaaaand, now I have two competing versions of "Can't Fight This Feeling" by REO Speedwagon AND "Hooked on a Feelin'" competing for headspace....argh.... =)

Holly said...

Hi, Annie! I am sometimes attracted to St. Patrick's Day designs as well, which I can't understand, as there is absolutely no Irish in me at all and that particular holiday is not on my radar. As always, very clever idea with the finishing. And I love your card - it's different which makes it special.

Hetti said...

So cute the little box and I love the design with the big and little clover.The Little Stitchers snowman is "cool" in this blue color with the ribbon.
The fabrics are matching well with the April and May stitching. You smell the spring :-)) XxX Hetti

Penny said...

Cute St.Patrick's finish! And lovely finishes on the Joyful World pieces! I always love to see what you have been up to. : )

Jane Galley said...

What a lovely way to decorate a box. Love the calendar pages

ArchangelDecker said...

I adore that box! It is too cute. :)

I also love how you are finishing the Joyful World designs. They are turning out great!

Astrids dragon said...

Perfect little box, so cute!
Your card is adorable, that's something I need to start adding to my cards.
I love your calendar finishes so far, another thing I need to finish!

Anne said...

Lovely stitching as always Annie. I especially love the May design, Happy Stitching! :)

Desiree Ehleiter said...

Your St. Patty's box is lovely! I also love the snowman with all the little bluebirds - adorable. Once again I love how you are finishing the Joyful World pages! So different from anything else I've seen! Wonderful!

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

The box is lovely. I have no Irish cnnection at all but the clover is always lucky wherever you live!
Great work on the Joyful World too.