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Thursday, November 17, 2022

Flurry & Flakes SAL Block 3 - SNOW RACE- Snowman Embroidery Freebie

Grab your scarf and mittens! Today we are off to the races!!!🛷☃⛄

Good morning ya'll and Happy Thursday. I really am grabbing my scarf and mittens. BRRRR! ❆❅ It has turned cold over the last week. This morning I will be bundling up as Mr. Pinker and I take the grandbabies to school.  Mr. .Pinker will warm up the car before we are on our way, but I will throw in a couple of small quilts for the youngins' to wrap around their legs on the way to school.   


Any whoo! Today is Embroidery Thursday for me and I am sharing  Block # 3 in my Flurry & Flake SAL . Block 3  is called Snow Race.

 Papa Flake is off to the races. Of course, Mama has packed Papa a quilt for the snowy day outside. Isn't he a handsome fellow?  

 I was inspired by this cute ceramic piece that my mom gifted me years ago. She bought it at the Save A Lot grocery store probably over 18 years ago.  Sometimes I put this little ceramic piece in my bathroom and put small soaps in it . 

If you would like to embroider SNOW DAY , grab the image below. 

Many of you know that I am no longer able to create clickable links to jpg downloads.  Here is a little note about that situation. . This explains about getting the charts or doodles as well. 

NOTE: Normally I have been able to create links to the charts and instructions which were in JPG form. For some reason, recent updates on Google Docs. has prevented me from doing that and I am not able to create a pdf without having to deal with storage issues. . Many dear stitchers say they right click, save the image and then print.  I think some have copied and pasted it to a Word document that they can print off as well. I hope you are able to find a way to enjoy this chart. You will have to click each page to save .  . Thank you so much for your patience and understanding and for all of the helpful tips and ideas.  


If you have missed BLOCK 1  WINTER WELCOME"   and BLOCK 2- Snow Day , click the colored text, and you will whisped back to the previous posts.   


You ready for a quick stitch as well? WINTER is a  small stitch with just a few floss colors. I stitched mine using DMC 221, white, 930, 353, 301 & 3371. 

WINTER is stitched on 14 count aida . I then  trimmed it to 5" wide with  the intention of  creating a  little pillow using strips of old shirtings. The strips of shirtings were cut about 1 1/2" x  3 1/2" and then  were pieced together. Because I forgot to add the trim that I was going to use, I ended up folding a piece of brown fabric horizontally  to hide my seam and nestled the fabric close to the snowman.

 
The little snowflake buttons help secure the brown strip of fabric  in place.  I bought the snowflake buttons last year from Amazon .  They measure 1. 8 cm and came in  a pack of 200; at the time they were inexpensive. Last night I looked to see if they were still available. The brand that I purchased was not,  but there were packs of 100 buttons that looked exactly the same for anywhere from $5. 49 on up. 



Well, my dears. I am still working on deep cleaning the house before the holidays. So today I hope to move into the  hallway and down the stairs before the grandbabies come home. Then it will be time to clean the toy room after that. But you know I will have to take a break or two for another little snowman block is calling my name.   
Have a beautiful day and..

As always...

Happy  Stitching and Quilting, ya'll

Melisa
A snow day is a little gift from the universe. 
Hugs and Stitches!!!  And Snowman Kisses. 
Dedicated to my sweet Baby sister, Amy . I miss the sled races that we would have as kids and adults on our dangerous homemade sleds.  . I love you, Amo.  You are such a blessing. ❤

27 comments:

  1. Thank you Melisa. I do love your patterns very much. Just finished the lovely Turkey Holler Saltbox.

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Annelies. I so hope you enjoyed Turkey Holler. You are the 1st stitcher that I know that has stitched it ; I so hope you enjoyed it. You made my day!!! Have a wonderful day.

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  2. Thank you Melisa! I love snowmen. I just finished Mr. McGobble and your Thanksgiving piece and now I am ready to move on to Christmas and winter. Have a wonderful blessed day. After work I will go by the Library and print off the new stitches for my weekend stitching.

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    1. Aaah I am so excited that you stitched Mr. McGobble, Joy. I hope you enjoyed stitching him as much as I did. I have become quite smitten over snowmen too. I hope you enjoy this little guy . He stitched up quickly. Have a blessed day and thank you for stitching my humble designs, your kind words, support and sweet visits. Hugs.

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  3. I really hate all the tech updates. Something is always bound to get screwed up. Your snowmen designs are super cute and I really like the winter cross-stitch, too. Have a good Thursday.

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  4. Thank you for your free patterns. I haven't embroidered in years but those snowmen are so cute and I may get a start on them after Christmas!
    Blessings

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Donna. They would be great pieces to work on during winter time, but lol it may not feel like winter in your area. I hope you are enjoying some nice weather . Have a fabulous day. Hugs.

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  5. Lovely snowmen!!!
    Great desings
    Hugs from Spain

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    1. Aaaah thank you so much Isabel. I enjoyed creating these and can not wait to add them to my snowmen decor. Have a blessed day and thank you for the sweet visit.

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    1. Aaah you are so kind, Robin. Thank you so much. I stitched this guy up in an afternoon. He was a joy to work on . I am tickled to add him to my snowman collection. Hugs.

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  7. I so enjoy your stitches you share with us. I just finished Mr. McGobble to give to a Turkey collecting gal friend for her Nov. birthday.

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    1. Oh , Ginny I am so touched that you stitched Mr. McGobble as a gift. Thank you so much . I sure hope you enjoyed him. How fun that your friend collects turkeys as well. I collect turkeys. I try to find a thrifty turkey at the Goodwill every year. This year I found a salt and pepper shaker set. Lol. I hope your dear friend enjoys Mr. McGobble.

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  8. Such beautiful little stitcheries I think I may have to start stitching!

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Jenny. I am really enjoying working on this snow family. I hope you  have a chance to join in sometime. Have a great weekend. 

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  9. Love your projects, you are very talented
    And thank you for the freebies. I completed the Thanksgiving House and have it displayed in our camper since we are spending the month of November camping at lake Pickwick in Tennessee. Thanks again.

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Cindy. That just warms my heart to hear that you stitched Thanksgiving House. I sure hope that you enjoyed it. I loved stitching the turkeys in this piece. Have a great time camping at Pickwick. We went there a few years ago . I hope you get the chance to visit Shiloh while you are visiting. Have a great weekend.

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  10. Que abrigadito esta con sus mitones, el grafico me ha gustado mucho,muchas gracias¡¡¡

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    1. Oh, thank you so much for the sweet visit and kind words. I am having so much fun stitching and sharing these snowpeople. I truly appreciate that you stopped by for a visit. Have a great weekend.

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  11. Melisa, these are adorable. Thanks for the little cross stitch and the new block. I have missed #2 and will go back and find it!! You are so sweet to share your talents with us!

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, dear Brenda. I am having so much fun working on these little guys. I hope you enjoy. There is a link in my post for Block 2 . It was called Snow Day. I hope that helps. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  12. Your toboggan embroidery is so cute – and a great reminder of what to grab before we head out into the cold! Snow Race is a cute design leaving me once again amazed at your drawing skills!

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    1. Aaah you are so kind. We rarely get snow here, but we are always ready for it just in case. I had a fun time drawing up Snow Race. It is a lot of fun to dream up what the snowmen should be doing. Lol. Have a blessed week and thank you so much for the sweet visit. 

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  13. Ah so many lovely things, I love your mittens and scarff quilt, your snowman block is so cute and the Winter embroirery, beautiful!
    Blessings

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Diana. I made the mitten quilt years ago. I have been dreaming of making another in the near future. Thank you so much for the sweet visit. Have a great week.

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  14. I just LOVE your blog...it's the only one I follow faithfully!! I'm jumping in on the snowman embroidery, however, since it's been a verrrrry long time since I've embroidered, I decided to start with last year's blocks. They don't seem to have quite as much detail, so I can get warmed up! I'm also opting to do it in blue. Looking forward to seeing all of your wonderful Christmas posts. Thanks for all you do!!!

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  15. Thank you for sharing your very cute patterns. You are so generous.

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