Thursday, December 23, 2021

Frosty McChill Block 8 - Blown Away and Let It Snow Sampler

Good Thursday morning, sweetie pies. It's another Frosty morning. Here is a little advice from the sweet snow guy himself.  


                      

          Advice From a Snowman:

               Be a Jolly Happy  Soul

               Spend Time outdoors. 

               Stay Cool 

             Be well rounded

              Avoid meltdowns 

              And live well; life is short.

I do believe that snowman is a pretty wise fellow.  Don't you? 

                       Children and Snowman ~ Free Vintage Graphic - Old Design Shop Blog

Yesterday, I spent the day watching all of the classic cartoons like Rudolph , Frosty and The Night Before Christmas . Were there grandbabies with me you ask? Nope! I am still a big kiddo myself.   Later in the evening Mr. Pinker and I went for an afternoon drive to see the Christmas lights in our small county. There were lots of blow ups to see. 


Earlier this week the grandbabies and nephews gathered to make gingerbread houses at my mom's . 

Little hands busy at work. 

         

 I think more candy and frosting went into their little bellies than onto the houses.  And I have to admit I ate a tootsie roll or two.



Well it's time for another Frosty McChill block . Block #8 is called "Blown Away" .

       

 It is a cold blustery day as Frosty struggles to keep hold of his top hat. Poor Rae Rae is fluttering herself as she takes flight. This is another block that I thoroughly enjoyed. 

 

Click here for Block No.8. 

INSTRUCTION TIME !   Now remember , I am no expert, but am just sharing how I embroider mine. Please prepare your fabric, embroider in whatever manner that  makes you happy. The number one rule is to always have FUN FUN FUN!!!  

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Cut your fabric to 8 1/2 "x 11 1/2" . This will  be trimmed later.  

2.  Place the pattern between a light box or a window and center the design as best as possible. Trace the design onto your fabric using your favorite transfer fabric pen or pencil . 

3. Embroider the design .  I used a back stitch using 2 strands of DMC 498  on most of the design. A stem stitch would look  quite lovely if you prefer.  I used 1 strand of 498 for the details in the snowman's face.   

4. On the snowflakes , I used a French Knot at the end of 4 of the points . You do not have to include the French Knot or you may want to add a teeny bead at each point . How cute would that be!!!

5. Press and trim to block size 7 1/2 x 10 1/2".

Cute Snowman Image Retro

If you have missed any of the previous blocks , just click on the names and you will be transported back to the posts. 

They include: Let it Snow"  and " Sled Time , The Tree March  and "Just a Sweeping!!!" , Chasing Snowflakes" and " Learning to Ski " , Mittens for Sale

I would also like to share with you a little sampler called Let it Snow.

Click here for Let It Snow.


 I haven't stitched it yet, but it is on my agenda. I just revamped my Santa Clause sampler and changed the words. 

Pictured are Little House Needleworks " Country Christmas " and Istitch Designs 2020 Freebie Joyeux Noel which is in her Nov. 28, 2020 post. 

I am debating. Should I stitch it in reds or maybe a blue? Hmmm. Decisions. Decisions . What do you think? 

 Two more days until Christmas, but I am going to start a new countdown. 86 more days until Spring. Eeeeeeh !  I always say if I can not have snow  then bring on the warm weather.   Actually it is supposed to warm up to the low 70's by Christmas.🌞 Ok , now I am rambling. Any way, I so appreciate the sweet winter visit, my dears. Sending you warm hugs and winter blessings and a very Merry Christmas. And as always...

Happy stitching, ya'll
Melisa 
Stay Frosty!
Being a work in progress is part of the process.  

Hugs and Stitches!!!  

Warm wishes and Snowman kisses, 


Dedicated to my dear sister, Amy. Christmas will never be the same . I love you and miss you. 

20 comments:

  1. WooHoo number 8 is downloaded, printed and ready to trace in the morning. Another adorable snow guy. Thank you, Melisa!

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    1. Eeeh , yah! Darlene . I hope you enjoy this one.I had a lot of fun stitching him. Have a very Merry Christmas. Hugs

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  2. Have a Merry Christmas with your lovely family and thank you for all you have shared this year

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    1. Oh thank you so so much, Rita. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas with your family as well. I so appreciate your sweet visits and kind words. Hugs

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  3. Thank you for another great post - love what others do at Christmas!
    Blessings,

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Donna. I am the same way. I love to see and hear about family traditions and often I add something new to the mix each Christmas. The kiddos sure enjoy it. Have a very Merry Christmas, Donna and wishing you a very blessed new year.

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  4. Merci pour cet adorable bonhomme de neige
    Joyeux Noël

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    1. Thank you so much, Monique. I hope you enjoy stitching this little guy as much as I have. Have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed new year.

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  5. Thank you for the Let It Snow sampler design, Melisa! Your snowman embroidery is a cute one. Enjoyed seeing the picture of the gingerbread house construction.

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Robin. I hope to begin this one very soon. I think I am settling on stitching it in blue. We had a ball setting up the gingerbread houses. My favorite part is watching the boys and seeing their personalities come out in their houses. Lol. Have a very Merry Christmas.

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  6. So many memories you have brought to my mind! Gingerbread Houses and Christmas Cookies with the grands, so long ago but so close in my heart! I would stitch "Let it Snow" in blue to go along with your red "Santa Clause", so sweet. Thank you for everything: stitches, memories and visits to your countryside paths. Merry, merry Christmas, enjoy your family times together. Hugs and love from Arizona

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    1. Such sweet memories, Mary. It is a joy to see Christmas through the kids eyes and seeing the magic of Christmas. I am so excited that you are going to stitch Let It Snow. I am thinking of using blue too. Thank you so much, Mary for the sweet visits ,the support , and for always making me day with the most lovely comments. I wish we lived closer so we could chat and stitch together. Merry Christmas.

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  7. Oh, I love Frosty #8 - he's so cute! I've just been working on my #6, but will look forward to Blown Away! Your gingerbread house decorating looks so fun. Merry Christmas, Melisa!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Diann. I can not wait to see your Frostys. It has been so much fun to see all of the different versions. The kiddos did have a fabulous time; they look forward to it every year. Merry Christmas, dear.

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  8. Really cute gingerbread houses and little grands! I love the Let It Snow chart, you are so kind to share so much of your talent! Thank you and Merry Christmas!

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Marsha you are so very kind. The grandbabies had a great time. I am so thrilled that you like the Let it Snow chart. I think I am going to stitch mine in blue though red always tugs at my heart. I hope you enjoy it . Have a very Merry Christmas. And thank you for the sweet visit.

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  9. I'm gonna try the cookies, too...Cream butter and sugar, then add egg and vanilla. Just a typo.
    the retro Santas and snowmen are wonderful!

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    1. Aaah thank you so much. They turned out very yummy. I enjoy trying new recipes especially this time of the year. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed new year. Thank you so much for the sweet visit and comment.

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  10. I love your snowman - he is so cute. Not tried that type of stitching before, must give it a try! Have a wonderful Christmas. Best wishes from Scotland.

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  11. Merry Christmas! Thank you so much for all the designs you've made available, they have really brightened my spirits! I absolutely love all the cross stitching and have made several of them. Just finished Candy Cane Cottage yesterday!
    Hope your Christmas has been wonderful!
    Bee

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