Thursday, December 21, 2017

A Snowy Night

A snowy scene with a Christmas Star was added 
to the crazy quilt stocking I am making for my son.

Click any photo for a larger view.

First, I used a strand of white and a strand of green thread to create snowy crossed buttonhole stitches trees. 

The trees were inspired by the work of Annelise, a member of the TAST Facebook Group. You may see the trees she made on her blog, here. My first attempt is here.

Next, using size 12 DMC B5200 perle cotton, I stem stitched a blanket of snow beneath the trees.

A large pearl bead and 2 smaller pearl beads created a snowman.

It was a little tall in comparison to the trees, so I placed it in the foreground to put it in better perspective.

More stem stitches were added beneath the snowman to make a little snowy hill.

A star bead went on next. Metallic sewing thread straight stitches were placed around the star.

Size 12 DMC B5200 was used to add French knot snowflakes.

I asked my husband's opinion and he agreed the snowy ground should be filled in.

Size 5 DMC B5200 perle cotton French knots were added to fill in the snowy hill for the snowman.

Size 8 Anchor white perle cotton was used to fill in the background blanket of snow with more stem stitches.

This completed the little scene.

Thank you so much for visiting!

TAST stands for Take a Stitch Tuesday. It is a personal challenge hosted by Sharon B. of Pintangle to learn a new stitch each week. You may learn more about it here. A new session of TAST will begin in January 2018. It is a great way to learn new embroidery stitches and you may go at your own pace - no pressure!

This is Day 21 of the 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge hosted by Find more details and other participating blogs here.

Note: Edited 12/22/17 to add a link to see the inspiring trees Anneliese created.


Anneliese said...

Oh how wonderful! Rennée, you remind me of the fir trees - I had quite forgotten them. I wish you a happy and peaceful Christmas and a good New Year - with much time to create more wonderful things. Love - Anneliese

Queeniepatch said...

Great work! You have added so many details to this stocking. It will be a treat for your son to see it every year. said...

All I can think of is wow.

Createology said...

This snowy scene with trees and beaded snowman and star and snowflake french knots is just perfect! Blessings and Bliss...xo

Brigitte said...

So much creativity, I'm totally impressed. You are doing a great job.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I absolutely love those wonky trees - so realistic!

Anonymous said...

I loved them on IG, but I like to come here and see them larger, and get the whole explanation. This whole scene is amazing!

Katie said...

So creative!