Monday, November 2, 2009

Would you believe....

...another snowman???? I don't believe it!!!

After all my whining about being tired of snowmen, I remembered I had one more kitted up to stitch...so I had to do it - that gives me an even dozen snowmen that I've stitched!

The pattern is called "Hula Lula" and it's one of the Snowballz by CM Designs. I made it specifically for a friend who decorates big time for Christmas - and since her hubby is from Hawaii, it seemed like it fit. I was originally thinking I would stitch it over one and make it into an ornament - but after trying to do a line or two over one (on 28 count) I just realized I was not going to have the patience. So....it's too big for an ornament - it's going to become either a no-sew cube or a flat fold.

This one used DMC variations thread. I have to say, I don't consider myself a floss snob - in fact almost everything I stitch, I stitch with DMC threads. But I was not impressed with their variations threads. They just seemed kind of rough or something. But, I'm happy with the outcome, just not necessarily the process!

I also changed the grass skirt technique. The directions (I thought) were kind of silly. They told you to just take a length of thread, run it thru from the front, take one running stitch on the back, and then back out the front. I felt like it would pull right out! So, what I did instead was first I did a whole line of back stitching at the top of the grass skirt. Then I kind of did a loop start, at the end of each back stitch and left the two ends dangling. I'm happy with it, and they won't pull out. I don't know if my explanation makes sense.

Anyway - thanks for checking it out, and thanks for your comments!

20 comments:

Gabi said...

Very cute snowman. Congrats!!

Miss 376 said...

Very pretty, love the colour of the fabric too

Jade said...

Very cute, and your description on the skirt is clear and logical. The original method sounds very insecure.

Anonymous said...

I love it !!!
~Mary in TX -ILCS

EvalinaMaria said...

Hula Lula is so, so cute. I love it! Congrats on the finish.

Vicki's Stitching In Oz said...

that snowman(girl) is so cute! love the skirt. Your alteration worked out quite nicely

htimcj said...

What an adorable snowman! Love the skirt.
Heidi-ILCS

Vicky L said...

The snowman is adorable. Great job!

TammyK said...

Adorable snowman - love the skirt :o)

MaryT said...

Kathy really cute well worth stitching another snowman.

Carolyn NC said...

Adorable - love the way you did the hula skirt!

Mel said...

So cute!

Joy said...

How cute. I love snowmen. But now I live in Texas where I will probably never make a real snowman ever again....guess I'll have to make some more :)

5 Foot Runt said...

What a cute little snowman. Can't wait to seee it a flat fold or a cube.

Anonymous said...

That is so cute.

Marl

Rene la Frog said...

How cute that turned out! The fabric you picked while we were shopping turned out to be perfect.

Shelley said...

Hula Lula is adorable. Love the color of the fabric and the threads. Congrats on another finish, even if it is another snowman.

Carol's Stitching said...

Too cute! I'm sure your friend will absolutely love it....

Nancy M said...

Looks like the perfect pattern for your friend and will make a great flatfold!!

Sharon said...

Very pretty finish!