Thursday, January 21, 2010

Fourth Finish For 2010

Sniff, sniff. Can you smell the smoke? ;o) I know, it's almost been a week since I last posted but I haven't been stitching this whole time. Honest!

This is Frosty Friends by Mosey N' Me from the 2008 JCS Christmas Ornament Issue -

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I always thought he was so cute :o) I didn't have the recommended fabric but I had something 'very' close by Sassy's Fabrics and I think it worked out well. I was in a dollar store one day and saw 'the' perfect trim for this ornament so.... You probably guessed right! I completed another finish and here is the result -

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He's a little bigger than I had hoped but I still like him. The cording was a pita but so worth it! For the backing material, I used just a plain white fabric with silver snowflakes -

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I think this snowman obsession is getting out of control! LOL!

I still haven't started Sabrina and I'm getting very frustrated with the whole thing :o( I have yet to receive my stash with the fabric, beads and fibers. I thought it was mailed out at the end of December but I was just informed that it didn't leave until January 12. At least I know it didn't get lost. I did pick up some material while in Moncton but I can't really do a floss toss until I get the other fabric to compare with. If this frustration continues much longer, I may give up on her completely :o(


32 comments:

Mel said...

Ohh.. don't give up on Sabrina. You're stuff will come!

Snowman is so cute. :)

devonaz said...

Congrats on your 4th,,I just posted my 2nd finished,,your little snowman is so cute,,,thanks for sharing with us..

Karen said...

Very cute finish. The colors work nicely with the fabric!

Don't give up on Sabrina....it's not her fault!!!!

Marjorie said...

Another very cute finish! You sure are speedy--I'm starting to feel like a slacker!

Irene said...

Such a cutie ! Not only are your needles smoking, but it's all ready to hang on your tree. Don't give up on Sabria just yet :)

Carol said...

Snowmen do have a way of squirming right into your heart and not leaving :) I have an ever growing collection of the darling people.
Love your snowman's hat by the way.

Parsley said...

That is such a happy project! I will have to look up some tutorials on how you make it finished like that. So cute.

Siobhan said...

That is TOO freakin' cute!! I have it on the looooong list of ornaments I must stitch.

I hope your supplies arrive soon. Isn't it ironic how bills and junk mail arrives at the speed of light but the good stuff seems to come by boat, via the slow route around China?!

WendyCarole said...

oooooooh he is great

Jenn's Crafty World said...

Very cute; nice finishing job too. You will be so prepared for next year!
It's hard waiting for stash, but it should be that much sweeter to start Sabrina if you have to wait. Ok, maybe not, but I am trying to make you feel better!
Have a great day :)

Alberta said...

I see a pattern developing so will you still be stitching snowmen in July? Love this one, so cute!

Harmien said...

Pace yourself, woman, you'll run out of snowmen... LOL!!!

Annie said...

He's a cutie. That finish is just perfect. He's been on my list to stitch for some time as well.

Your stuff will probably arrive at the exact moment you kit up everything to do something completely different!

Renee said...

My goodness your needles ARE smokin'!! Great job on your 4th finish of the year! I still haven't had my 1st! LOL!! He's a cutie too!!! Don't give up on Sabrina!! She will be GORGEOUS!!!!

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

YOU KNOW, CATHEY,,,, IT'S A GOOD THING YOU LIVE SO FAR AWAY COZ I'D REACH OVER AND SMACK YA...only kidding see, it's just that my gigantic projects may get 200 stitches to every one of your finishes. So by my calculations,,, you could have all of yours AND my ornaments ready by this Dec. lol Way to go girl. P S has anyone noticed that pumpkin is being inondated with snowmen?
Be always in stitches.

Hillery said...

I am loving all these snowmen. Great job on your stitching.
Hillery
North Country Samplings

Blu said...

What a cute snowman! And you're finish is very pretty.

And you absolutely cannot give up on Sabrina! That dress! No, no. This is just a momentary bit of confusion. You'll stitch her when she gets there. *prepares voodoo doll* (j/k)!

Carol said...

Hmmm...I'm sensing a theme to your stitching this year, Cathey! I love snowmen, too, and even have a snowman tree that I keep up until February. They always bring a smile and your newest little guy is no exception :)

Cole said...

So sweet! What a cute piece. I haven't noticed that pattern in the 08 issue before, may have to go check it out :)

Rachael said...

Blinking Nora Cathey!!
LOL
He Looks great!!

Brigitte said...

He's a sweet little guy. Do you really like snowmen? LOL. I also love the finishing, what a nice backing fabric.

Lili said...

Well no, you may not give up on Sabrina! I want to see her stitched! Lol!!!
I absolutely love this snowman, it came out much more beautiful than in the mag, IMO.
And the finishing... you're the queen of finishing...
Lots of hugs,
Lili

Rachel S said...

Supercute finish!

TammyK said...

Awww... he's so cute! Love all of your snowman finishes especially this one :o)

♥ Nia said...

My favourite until now! :D
I love the colors and the design is sooooo cute! =)
♥ on the hat... so sweet! :)
Oh I'm already used to your obsession! lol! :D Can't wait to see more snowmen!
Have a great weekend, stitch a lot!!! :)

Barb said...

I do smell the smoke! LOL. But those snowmen are so cute. Congrats on 4 finishes already.

CritterLady62 said...

Cute snowman. I love the cording that you found. Not sure what we're doing for our next SAL. We were thinking of a Shepherds Bush or a Lizzie Kate piece. Something smallish that will finish up quickly.

Lindsay said...

He's really cute

Daffycat said...

Don't you dare stop with the snowmen...I'm having so much fun watching. This little guy is adorable! Your finishing is perfect too, BTW!

I hate waiting for anything. Especially packages in the mail. ***hugs***

Sharon said...

Goodness, you are beginning to make me look bad over here! Another adorable finish-aren't those fingers tired yet? LOL

Jenna said...

Love, love, love that snowman! The cording is perfect. I just wish I could click to get a bigger picture and see the cording close up. :)

♥ Nia said...

There are no more snowmen yet? :p lol ;)