Sunday, October 11, 2009

Happiness is a Snowman

I'm working on a snowman BOM.  August is stitched.  The first of 12.  He wanted to look nice before I share, so he took a bath.



A little dry and a little press and here he is.  Happy guy.



Try not to melt while you wait for your buddies to be stitched.



There were so many decisions and learning before I took the first stitch on this.  Backstitch?  Stem stitch?  How do you do those?  How many strands?  What needle?  What size stitches?  To back?  Or not to back?  Knots?  Starting?  Ending?  Search, search, search.  Practice stitches on a muslin scrap.  Decide. 

Phew... glad that part is over. 

Eleven to go.



18 comments:

Carrie P. said...

Well, he is awful cute and I really like the photo of him taking a bath.

Janet said...

Happy birthday for yesterday! Welcome to blogging, I hope you find a lot of enjoyment, motivation and inspiration. Find a good balance between stitching and blogging and you'll love it I'm sure. I love the snowman in the bath, it made me smile.

Linda said...

Hi Beth! Welcome to the blogosphere! I'm sure you'll love it as much as I do. And I'm interested to learn that you've recently taken up stitchery. Me too. I had to figure out answers to all the same questions. I received a lot of help from Aussie quilters who seem to be ahead of the curve when it comes to quilts with stitchery, as well as blogging! Enjoy blogging. You'll find yourself carrying your camera with you wherever you go!

Marj said...

Welcome to blog land... Love your snowman. I have been wanting to do a red work snowman quilt for years, guess you will be my inspiration as I follow your progress. I'll need some practice first though. And Happy Birthday!

Anne said...

Beautiful work! And Happy Birthday. My next one will be the same age as yours!

Lizzie said...

cute snowman. good luck in your blogging! I enjoy it and have fun. Lizzie

Kaaren said...

Have fun blogging, Beth. It certainly has opened up a whole new world for me and I hope that you enjoy your ride as much as I am enjoying mine.

Love your snowman BOM. Redwork is one of my favorites. Hope your birthday is a happy one.

Carolyn said...

Welcome to the blog world! There's so much to share, I'm glad that you're here. Love your snowman, he's adorable. I look forward to seeing what else you're up to! :o)

stitchin' girl said...

Welcome to blog land! I love your snowman and can't wait to see the others :o)

LollyChops said...

Welcome to blogging Beth! Carrie sent me over here to say hi! I remember when I got started how completely over the top excited I would get every time I got a comment (oh heck... who am I kidding... I still get that excited)!!

Your snowman looks super! I cannot wait to see the rest!

HUGS!

Blogless me said...

Beth, congratulations on entering the blog world and a very happy birthday!

Robin said...

That snowman is a cutie! (And I'm not talking about the melted one in your yard!) :P

Welcome to the blog world!

Karen said...

Welcome to blogland! I love your August snowman.

Nancy said...

WOW, you are so lucky he didn't melt in that bath. how cute are those bubbles...

So???? Did you use backstitch, stemstitch, backing...???

Kim D. said...

Your snowman is adorable... Welcome to blogland, Carrie sent me over to say hi. I started a applique snowman quilt many years ago and unfortunately it's been in the unfinished objects pile. Someday I'll pull it out and finish it. Enjoy your blogging. I've found that posting once or twice a week is all I have time for.

Laurie said...

Welcome to the land of the blogs!! You'll really like it here :) I came over from Nancy's blog. BTW, you did a GREAT job on your snowman!!
laurie

Winona said...

Welcome to blog land. You did a wonderful job on your snowman. I really enjoy red work. I just learned how to do it within the past couple of years. So I alternate between quilting and red work. I became a follower so I can enjoy your handwork. Winona

Quilt Hollow said...

Your snowman is just adorable....and I could see I'm going to love visiting your blog...I've become a follower. *wink*