Monday, November 17, 2014

A "Snowball" for Lori F. in Ontario, Canada!

Winter snowman "snowball" for Lori F. in Ontario, Canada
Earlier this month, I completed a "snowball" to swap with Lori F. in Ontario, Canada.  Lori had requested a snowball theme of my favorite season.  It took me a while to decide, as fall is my favorite season.  I love the crisp cool mornings, the beauty of leaves changing color, and that it is finally pumpkin season!  However, I just love to embroider winter scenes and I was itching to make another button snowman.  Winter won!

Embroidered Winter Tree
This tree was created with size 5 green variegated DMC floss and with size 5 white DMC floss for the snowy evergreen section.  Size 5 brown DMC floss was couched down with a single matching strand of DMC cotton floss to create the tree trunk.  I fell in love with the wonderful texture the size 5 floss gave the tree.


Size 8 and 12 white DMC flosses were used to create the snowy hills and snowflakes.  Mill Hill petite glass beads were added as accents and as additional snowflakes.

Button Snowman
Before I began stitching on the snowball, I used black and orange acrylic paints to create a face on one button and to add buttons to another.  The "twig" arms were couched down, as was the scarf.  I originally planned to add black seed beads to the holes in the large button at the bottom.  However, they were too small.  The larger black beads I found were just too big.  So, I decided this snowman was perfect just the way he was.
Snowman "snowball" from Lori F.

I do hope Lori likes this little winter scene!  If you missed the snowball she sent me, it is pictured above and you may read about it on this post.

What I forgot to mention is that Lori supports the National Inclusion Project.  I had the opportunity to work with some wonderful students in our school district, and I have memories that will last forever from the experience.  However, I was not aware of the National Inclusion Project.  I encourage you to check it out, you may reach their website HERE.

Thank you for stopping by!
Renee


8 comments:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

You get such an amazing amount of detail into one small snowball! Your tree is gorgeous.

Renee said...

Thank you! I was really pleased with how this tree turned out. I just LOVE the texture of it. (I may need to stitch one on something for me - lol!) It was a lot of fun to stitch.

Queeniepatch said...

The winter blocks are so beatuiful in colours and charming in design!

littleorphanskein said...

That tree is awesome! Love the snowy branches. :)

Renee said...

Thank you! I really enjoy working with the winter theme. I do believe snow and spiders have something in common - I like them best embroidered!

Renee said...

Thank you! It was inspired by the pencil pine in Diana Lampe's book, Embroidery for All Seasons (which I think you might have mentioned you have?!) Oooh! That reminds me I need to put The Secret Garden on my Christmas wish list...

Annet said...

Another pretty snowball, love your tree!

Renee said...

Thank you, Annet!