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Friday, 22 February 2013

JUST ENOUGH SNOW!


Well, as I thought in my last post,I haven't fallen off my chair as no-one guessed what my new WIP was  . . .

Not surprisingly really, as I didn't have a lot to show last time


But a couple of twig arms and the start of a long woolly checked scarf is a bit more of a clue

Winter Poinsettia, a Red Cardinal (I think) and a trio of snowballs

and all these ingredients make . . .


'SNOWFALL FRIEND'
stitched on 14-count Black evenweave with suggested DMC threads

I'm not sure if anyone will know the design but it was part of a series of co-ordinating designs called 'Season's Greeters' with the original artwork by Becca Barton.  The trio was Twilight Angel, Starry Night Santa and Snowfall Friend, all tall and skinny like this one, I do have the Santa and will save that for later in the year, but unfortunately not the angel.

I finished him last night and had just enough snow DMC 712 for the final touches and he has been duly stuffed and completed this afternoon . . .

He stands 14" tall and I'm thinking 'if' I manage to stitch the Santa as well, they will look lovely each end of the mantlepiece next Christmas!

This is the original artwork by Becca which can still be purchased as posters, cards etc. ~ it's a pretty good likeness don't you think?


Talking of snow, it's just decided to start again here in the South and it really is very cold so I'm off to get Tilly and Oscar in from outside and get those floppy ears warmed up.

Thanks for stopping by
HAPPY STITCHING
xxx

23 comments:

priscilla said...

So cute ! Love this guy !

Vickie said...

Oh my! Yes get the little dears all warmed up. What a sweet finish.

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish. I think they would look great at the end of the mantle. A great likeness to the original. Hope Tilly and Oscar are warmed up nicely now.

Denise said...

Going to have to research these patterns - love the snowman. I can see him framed for Christmas!

cucki said...

so sweettttttttttttttt i love him too x

Cath said...

He is soo cute.Hope you are all ok. We have had a few flakes today , but nothing serious .... yet !

Mouse said...

ohhhhhh he looks fabulous :) hope the bunny ears have warmed up by now :) love mouse xxxxx

Carol said...

He is just adorable, Jane--I've never seen that design before, but it is so cute! Great job and good for you for sticking with all that white stitching :)

Mylene said...

wow! on a black fabric. It looks great!!

Shebafudge said...

I've not seen this one before but it is really cute.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Oh my you need a gold metal for doing that large of a project all on black!!!!
Beautiful work--
Hugs, di and miss gracie

Barb said...

Hello Jane and Tilly and Oscar hope those ears are nice and warm now. Just watching a robin and a greenfinch having a bit of an argument over the sunflower seeds ,feathers flying. Oh that snowman is just snow wonderful. Hope you got the mail I sent. Take care

Catherine said...

I do hope all ears are warmed by now!! Wonderful finish!!

Teresa said...

Cute snowman, I love him.
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Lynn said...

Oh, he is just too precious!! I'm in love with this fella. You've done a wonderful job with both stitching and finishing. I can't wait to see the Santa. I think they will look awesome on your mantel.

Sally said...

Oh what a sweet finish Jane! Love him!

Myra said...

He is adorable! I love him stitching on the black. Santa will make a wonderful companion too.

Claire said...

Such a cute finish.x

Maggee said...

Gosh--that is a really really cute finish! Gonna look up other options to purchase this snowguy... too cute! Hugs!

Stress Less said...

I love this guy! Do you happen to know is this series still available for purchase?

Anne said...

He's fantastic! I love how tall this design is and I have never heard of this designer. I'll have to go check her out!

Guinevere Phaneuf said...

hi i was wounder if you know where to get the charts for twilight angel and snowfall friend i am will to buy it or even if i could borrow the chart email me at guineverephaneuf@gmail.com

Health&Body said...

Hello,
If anyone knows where I can find the Twilight Angel that was a part of this Trio please email me at dionne@fotocre8ions.com I have found the snowman and have the santa, but cant seem to find the angel anywhere. It was supposed to be in the November issue 1999 but after ordering it on line have learnt it is not in that back issue.

Thanks,
Dionne