Saturday, July 18, 2009

Week Twenty-Nine: Snow Mitten














We've had an unusually cool summer so far in western Pennsylvania so this snowman might feel right at home (just kidding--it hasn't been that cold, but today's high temperature was only 67 degrees and that is the coldest mid-July day I ever remember!). I'm not complaining...the older I get the more the heat bothers me. I don't think I'll be one of those older people who retire to Florida. I think the mountains of North Carolina are more my cup of tea--at least in the spring, summer, and fall. I've never been there, but from pictures it looks so peaceful and relaxing.

This little snow mitten, stitched on 18-count hunter green Aida with DMC floss, is from The Cricket Collection's "Woolen Mittens" pattern. I also used black Mill Hill beads for his buttons, mouth, and eyes. In case you're wondering why I tend to stitch so many snowmen, it's because I have a Christmas tree devoted entirely to snowmen that I decorate for the holidays (and sometimes don't take down until February!). It is a small tree--only 4 feet tall and, to be honest, there is not much room left on it for any more snowmen, but I'll find a special place for this chubby, little guy.

8 comments:

Myra said...

How cute is that?! I like snowmen too and I think he would fit right in here in our NC mountains. :o) Do you plan to finish him in the mitten shape?

Kim said...

Another cute finish and I know he is going to be even cuter hanging on your tree :)

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

This is sooo fun following your weekly finishes. How cute, and a tree just for the chubby little guys, hope we get to see tree pic, but not too soon:) Isn't this summer's weather something else!

Sweet Stitching!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Very cute finish. Love your goal of an ornament a week. This is my month for Christmas stitching too. CJ ok;-)

Violet said...

Your stitches are SO even, I'm always in awe.
:o)
I also love snowman, and I too would love to see your Christmastree in December.
Don't feel pushed by us though.
;o)

Ranae said...

Very cute finish. I loved browsing your blog. I love the idea of a ornie a week.

Deb said...

This Ornie is so cute!

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.