Sunday 20 December 2009

Snowed in! Dreaming of a white Christmas?

We live in Yorkshire, in the North of England and to be honest it hardly ever snows these days. We have had White Christmases in the past but probably 20+ years ago. If it does snow it is usually in February. We have been having very cold weather lately and today it is snowing heavily. To be honest we are not really set up for snow in this country - we only just made it back home after a trip to the supermarket. We do live on a hill but really my little Fiat Panda was not happy. So now I will spend the rest of the afternoon sewing, keeping warm and hoping that Jonathan is not working tonight as he left his wellies in the mud at Leeds Festival in August and the only shoes he has without holes are the Nike trainers I have bought him for Christmas which cost £70!

Anyway the main subject of this post is my new Christmas wallhanging which I made a few weeks ago from Cheryl Goss's design. She trades as Willowberry designs and this stitchery pattern was a freebie on her blog which you can find here.

It is only about 14 inches square but was very quick and enjoyable to stitch. She made hers into a bag but I decided a wallhanging was best for me.

Here are my snowy pictures - the top one was taken in a brief interlude and the bottom one was during the blizzard, which is still in full progress now as I write.
This is the view into my back garden.
And here is a close up of my wallhanging. I used some Debbie Mumm fabric for the squares and borders.


Jude said...

Gosh, what alot!!
Yes, I remember proper snow when my 2 were young, we lived in Leics and had quite a few 'snow ins'
Have fun over the Christmas period

Heckety said...

The wall hanging is lovely- embroidery and patchwork go well together I think.
The ice and snow have been pretty bad here this whole week, but we did have a white Christmas for the first time! The down-side was we have had to leave the car about ten minutes walk away so every outing, such as Church Christmas Day requires a hike. Its beautiful though.

Unknown said...

the idea is so lovely and simple it is one of those that you wonder why you hadn't thought of yourself ages ago. How much snow did you get in the end? we got about 18 inches yakky horrible cold stuff Barr humbug!
I hope you had a lovely christmas
anthea x