Monday, March 20, 2017

Snowpocalypse and a giveaway!

Happy first day of Spring! After the major snow storm we had last week, I''m really looking forward to Spring and some spring like weather. This is how much snow we had last week....


 ....yes, that's a 24 inch ruler! It was so deep at the bottom of our drive that my poor hubby couldn't even get the snow blower to work as there was too much snow! We even had to dig out the bins..


So what is there to do when  the governor declares a state of emergency and no-one can get to work? Yup, that's right....you craft and get some of your WIP's finished. Every cloud has it's silver lining :)

So the brain hat was first on the to-do list .....


 ......pins, pins and more pins required...


With so many pins holding the cording in place, the hat ended up being quite heavy! There was lots of sewing involved and it took quite some time to get it finished ....


The lighting is a bit funny in this picture, but you can see the end result. Now I'm trying to decide if I should crochet a bright green Futurama brain slug to go with it! Time to check out the yarn stash to see what's there or if I have to go yarn shopping :)

Next to be completed was the dandelion stitching.....


Yayyy.... another finish!

I loved the fact that there was no back stitching involved in this design and that the date (or year) is stitched too. Not my usual style for stitching, but it was a nice change and I love the saying. Another piece to add to the ever-growing pile of stitching that has to be framed or 'finished' in some way.

So now that I have finished this design.....would anyone else like to stitch it? If you would like to stitch it please comment below saying that you would like to receive the chart. If there's more than one person, then I'll put the names into a hat and draw out a name. I'll leave it open for two weeks so there's plenty of time to add your name to the list. So, last date to add your name will be Sunday 2nd April and I'll announce the winner on Monday 3rd April 2017. Please feel free to share this on your blog if you would like to.

Until next time....happy stitching!

Rhona


15 comments:

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Wow, that is a lot of snow! Love the bins too.
Great finish on the dandelion piece.
I really like the font this designer uses so please count me in for the draw. Thank you!

Linda said...

Congrats on the great finishes Rhona. I love the hat. You did a fantastic job of sewing the brains on. I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Linda

Ariadne said...

Wow!So much snow! I love dandelions so I would love to stitch this one.Thanks for the chance.And I can move it on!AriadnefromGreece!

Tiki said...

Excellent brain hats. I haven't seen that much snow in a long time.
Love your dandelion piece and would like to be included in your giveaway. Thank you.

Katie said...

Wow! I love snow so I'm extremely jealous of those beautiful pictures. I've never seen anything above 12 inches. Love your brain hat! Too funny. Congrats on your stitching finish. Love the saying. Please enter me into your drawing. Good luck to all interested.

Suzanne Harkinson said...

I would love a chance to win. I stitch some kind of saying for my nieces' birthdays every year. This would be great! I'm glad we missed that snow. We only got about 5 inches in Philadelphia. Thanks!

Preeti said...

Congrats on the hat and stitching finishes! That's a lot of brain work to make a brain:)
Love the saying on the stitching.

butterfly said...

Wow those hats are amazing.
Beautiful stitching.
I am happy that we had no snow this year but if we had I would love to have that amount so I could build a snowman ha.

Justine said...

Wow that was some snowfall! I love your brain hats, so funny.
You know I love the dandelions but I was lucky to win your giveaway at Christmas so I will pass this time. Good luck to all who enter!

Mini said...

Wow, look at that snow. Looks like a lot of work to remove that. Congrats on your finishes. I have never seen the brain hat before.

Mii Stitch said...

So glad I don't live in your part of the world, I would be miserable with all that snow :)
Great brain hat, it really looks good & I'm sure will go down a storm!
Beautiful finish on your stitching. I really like the pattern but will pass the offer on the giveaway as I have quite a lot of stitching commitments & would not be able to stitch it straight away.
Good luck to everyone who join the fun!!

Helen Philipps said...

Wow...what a huge amount of snow!! We haven't had any this winter but I would have liked some. You did a lovely job of making the brain hat and your sampler too. Happy week Rhona.
Helen xox

Stitching Noni said...

Oh my goodness.... I don't think I would be able to cope with that much snow!
Your brain hat is very interesting.... I looked at the pic before reading the text and my firs thought was it looks like a brain... so I was very pleased to read that it is supposed to be a brain hat! And yes it must have a green brain slug added :o)
I love your lovely new finish... such a sweet design. I would love to be included in the drawer to win the chart - I think it would be a lovely stitch for my niece as she embarks on the next stage of life's journey :o) Thank you for offering to give away the chart :o)
Hugs x

Vilje Vanilje said...

That was a lot of snow. Love your brain-hat! I don't think I would have the patience to sew it all on.

I love dandelions and with two bunnies in the house we pick up all the dandelion we can and syr them, the bunnies go crazy for it, so a dandelion stitching would fit nicely on our wall. :)

Louise said...

Just got back into stitching after a long break(been card making) and found your blog and it is very inspiring. I am loving all the new designs and styles around to what was out there when I first started years ago.Would love to my name to go into the hat for the draw,love the saying.
Louise xx