Thursday, 14 October 2010

Snowmen and snowballs

I had intended to begin this post saying it's a bit early for snow, but reading Stina's blog just a couple of hours ago I have to eat my words - brrrrr! Anyway, this post is supposed to be about embroidered snowmen and snowball blocks :o)

When I made a post in beginning of June about playing with small scraps resulting in a pile of blue and cream star blocks, I received this lovely e-mail from a dear friend of mine accross the pond:

Hello friend, over there, around the world....
I was looking around today, and was just inspired by your blog. You have been playing with some blue HSTs and wondering what you will set them with. What came to mind for me were snowball blocks with your blues. I would like to create some embroidered blocks for you with my machine! I have some cute snowmen that would look nice, or perhaps you could give me some direction. I have many designs and I need something to get my creativity going again [...]
Who am I to say no to such a sweet offer? Coming home last night I found a parcel in my mail box - opening it I found these:

Aren't they cute? So many charming faces, snowmen, snow-women, snow-cats, reindeer with heaps of charm :o) The two cats are in honor of their two family cats, Isabelle and Maestro

And look, one of the snowladies is carrying a bag with a Friendship "F"!

Thank you so much, Shelley!!! I had a bit of a play today, and layed out your embroidered blocks along side my pieced stars

Looks great, doesn't it :o) Now I'm going to have heaps of fun stitching quick corners on those blocks, making snowballs!

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida


Marga (MarPie) said...

Oooch Anne Ida, I am in love with this.
I am a blue person girl myself so this is heaven for me.
Please can you ask Shelleyif she would dot it for me too.
Of course I am willing to pay for it. She is heving fun {hopefuly} and I wil have beautiful embroidery.
Please wil you ask it for me ore send my email adres to here.
Tanks al lot already.

Greetings from Holland,

LeKaQuilt said...

Åååå så fantastisk vakkert!
Nydelige sticherier og nydelige stoffer :o) Jeg må jo bare inrømme at jeg har stor svakhet for blå stoffer. Blått er det fineste jeg vet. Dette traff meg rett i hjerte :o)

Debbie said...

This looks great, Anne Ida! Looking forward to seeing it with the snowball triangles added.

paulette said...

OMGosh!! These blocks are gorgeous!! Wow! Your quilt is going to be stunning!! Lucky you!

Susan said...

What a special gift....... That is going to be a project to enjoy..

Denise said...

That is very pretty. What a lovely gift of stitching those blocks for your quilt.

Merete said...

Herlighet for en fantastisk pakke, nydelige broderier. Og de kunne jo ikke passet bedre til de andre blokkene du har laget! Det blir et kjempeflott teppe :o)

Pat from FL and MI said...

Wow! What a super gift! And what a terrific layout you are using. It will make a lovely quilt.

Elaine Adair said...

How lovely! I'll bet this put a boost in your step! Can't wait to see if finished. 8-)))

shelley said...

OOooooohhh, they look wonderful!! I should let you know that these designs were created by Lynda of The Stitch Connection. She lives near me and I've had the pleasure to meet her, and purchase many of her designs. She does have a website. Can't wait to see it all together! HUGS!!!

Laila said...

Åhhh, så nydeleg dette blir. Broderiblokkene var berre såååå fine.

Lise in Norway said...

Nydelig Anne Ida Du er dyktig. Gleder meg til å se fortsettelsen
Går det bra med doktorgraden?

Vicki W said...

Oh wow! They are perfect!

Anonymous said...

Åh, så fint det kommer att bli.
Birgitta i Arboga, Sverige

Sølvi's blog said...

Lucky You! tenk å ha slike venner som sender avgårde så nydelige broderier.

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

What a great gift! Lucky you :o) The layout is gorgeous! This will be such a beautiful quilt! Cannot wait to see it finished!
Wish you a great and creative weekend,

Anonymous said...

this looks soooo greate nad it's my favorit color!
greetings from Vienna

Suzie said...

What a wonderful gift! The stitched blocks are so lovely! Blue and white, a beautiful combination!

Taryn said...

The stitchery is SO cute! I am really loving this quilt.