Sunday, November 22, 2015

little mittens...

been awhile, since i've posted here - seems i ran out of words for a while and now here we are,  it's almost the season for this - building snowmen

we've had a skiff of snow now and again, nothing lasting, but the hills all around the lake are sprinkled with it

local folklore has it that it's a six week span from when it hits the top of the mountain to covering the ground at our feet

building a snowman  - the rites of winter-time childhood, mittens on strings, pom-poms on hats

a few of my favourite winter-time things


 the pattern for these cuties is by primitive gatherings


at just over 3" long, they are fiddly 


 but ever so delightful


the pattern's instructions are for them to be finished as ornaments, and i do have a set of those almost finished

but what you see here is a wall-hanging, long and narrow

six mittens in a row, they'll be "hanging" from a loopy string


it's actually yarn, and i'm thinking i'll twist or braid a few strands together, making small tassels at each end


thinking about how i may or may not incorporate these lovely little birch bark trees into the mix

but knowing for sure there will be pompoms!


the border fabric has been kicking around here for a long time - by "whimsicals" 

i adore the smokey blue-grey of it, the grubby, slumpy snowmen and the tilty off-kilter words


when i appliqued the ornaments in place i left the tops open, in case i want to add anything else - perhaps a rickety candy-cane or two???


a wonderful little project to work away on in the evening hours, when it's too dark and the light is too dull for anything but quiet lamp-light stitching...






15 comments:

Laura said...

This is the CUTEST!!!!! I love the one with the tree and the pink cuff. Reminds me of something that wouldn't last a minute at one of your sales...

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

These are oh so sweet. You did a great job and I do hope you'll post a photo of them hanging. :-)

Have a lovely week ~ FlowerLady

Karen B. said...

Oh Jillayne,
your little mittens are the cutest, especially the one with the little Christmastree ... love it!
Wishing you a lovely day.
Many hugs,
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Rachel said...

They're very sweet. Are you joining Emma at Silverpebble's "making winter" project over on instagram?

Dorthe said...

They are adorable dear Jillayne, so very cute, and so beautifully embroidered and appliqued !!
Will be ajoy for you to hang .
Hugs, Dorthe

Marj Talbot said...

These are the best yet. Love them and would like to see them all hung together. Great work - love your stitching as always.

oldgreymareprimitives said...

merry merry and so cute!

gracie said...

Love those mittens...

Magpie's Mumblings said...

So cute! I think my favourite is the wee Christmas tree. Almost a Charlie Brown tree - but way cuter.

Christine B said...

Absolutely delightful :)

FlashinScissors said...

So cute! Just love the Christmas tree!

Barbara xx

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Your mittens are so cute and delightful and so nicely done. Such a lovely post :)

Karen Ruane said...

these are precious Jillayne.....and don't you just love that word ''mittens''?

Createology said...

Seeing these hand stitched little mittens has me smiling. Your display options are all uber cute. I love your process of auditioning possibilities. Wishing you Holiday Calm...

Karen Ruane said...

mittens, mittens, mittens...sigh....