Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Diamonds In The Snow

quilted wallhanging of a snowman wearing a tophat and two button plaid vest. His arms are made from twigs and a bluebird, also wearing a tophat is resting on one of the arms
What a beautiful view I had this morning out of my kitchen window. The sun was shining so brightly on the newly fallen snow making it appear as if sparkling diamonds dotted the landscape. The snow reminded me to put my snowman wallhanging on the wall before spring arrives. This was made from a pattern in an older Piecemakers Calendar back in the 90s. The bird's little beak is dimensional and the twig arms are hand embroidered.

I am almost finished sewing Step 4 of the Carolina Mystery Quilt. I've been alternating between sewing and cleaning today so I don't get bored with the cleaning part.

28 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

Love the blue bird!

Belvie said...

That's such a cute wallhanging!

Libby said...

Perfect little fella to display in winter *s*

CONNIE W said...

Jeanne, that is so cute...my DIL would love that...she's a snowman collector.

Judy S. said...

Love your snowman, Jeanne. It was fun to see your Wisconsin photos as that's where I grew up!

Your wall hanging would go well with the quilt that I made for my grandson!

Stay Warm.

Susan said...

And diamond quilting on your snowman - how appropriate! Love the wallhanging.

Mar said...

What a cute little guy, gotta luv snowmen!

Anne Ida said...

What a cute wall hanging! I love the little bird - so adorable with the top hat :o)

Happy new year!

Rose said...

Love the snowman, perfect for a winter display!!!

Jan said...

Your snowman is just so cute--perfect for snowy wintertime!

Debi said...

I love your snowman, it is adorable.

Sew Prim Khris said...

How cute. Just love him. Hugs, Khris in Oz

Red Geranium Cottage said...

What a cute snowman wallhanging.

jeanette said...

What a lovely snowman!!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I just love your Piecemakers snowman, he's wonderful Happy New Year!

Catherine said...

That's a wallhanging that almost makes winter bearable. ;-)

Guðrún said...

The snowman is a beauty did you handquilt this yourself. It is so well done.

Nadine said...

Snow is magic in the sun, isn't it ?... And so is your cute little quilt !

HUGS & smiles to you, Genie !
XOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

Alison-My Little Stitching Corner said...

Love your little snowman!! Very sweet!

Linda_J said...

I thought that wallhanging looked familiar and for a minute I wondered if it were a cousin to the one I have hanging on the sewing room door. Right, the piecemaker calendars! I used to get those things for years.

Rhonda said...

Snow....what's that? It's cold here but warming quickly. Central Texas is always like that....LOL

Cheryl said...

Great snowman wall hanging! Love how it is cross hatched. Happy New Year to you.

Linda said...

Hi Jeanne, Love the sweet wallhanging..perfect for this time of year.
I'm not sure how I found your blog, but I'm glad I did. I quilt and stitch too. I'm concetrating on my stitching now plus I'm working on a small knitting project. I love your tea cozy. Enjoy your projects and I'll be back. Linda

Solstitches said...

The snowman wallhanging is sooo cute and so is the little bird who is wearing the hat too :)

Greenmare said...

Your snowman is cute as can be! And that tea cozy a couple of posts back is cute enought that I am almost considering giving up coffee. I wonder if I could use it to keep my coffee maker warm......... And I'm glad you were here in WI when we got all that lovely lovely snow! Nothing better than all that nice white in the winter! As you can tell I'm catching up on blogs, the holidays helped life to really get away from me!

Mary said...

What a cute wallhanging. You're making progress with the mystery quilt, I can't wait to see how they all turn out.

Susan Freebery said...

Kathy, I love this wall hanging! It is about as cute as you can get!

Linda said...

Very sweet wallhanging, perfect for this time of year....it makes me smile. Linda