Monday, September 15, 2014

Fall finish!

Lately I've "gotten back" a few small pieces I've stitched--my house is SO full and so are my walls!!  However, you know I love ornaments, so I'm turning them into ornaments so I can enjoy them!  This little squirrel was a very small framed picture I stitched for my father in 1982. He was very ill and died at a young age.  He used to love to watch the squirrels play in the yard--we lived in an older neighborhood with giant oak trees and squirrels everywhere!  I made this for him and he thought it was cute!  I gave him several "squirrel" gifts during those years!
Anyway, I decided it would be a perfect fall ornament.  It is stitched on brown Aida cloth.  I used a couple of fall fabrics and brown rick rack and leopard rick rack, accented with brown buttons.  I used a sheer brown and yellow ribbon for the hanger, attached with more brown buttons.  The backing is light brown with little mini pumpkins.
I have no idea who the designer was--I am thinking it might have been a note card.
**ALSO, in looking at this now, I'm wondering if it's actually a chipmunk???  (because of the coloring!)  Oh well, if it is, no one has ever said anything!  HA HA

I am putting up my Halloween tree now, so check back to see it!  Thank you for stopping by--please come back soon!


Kaisievic said...

He is very cute whether he is a squirrel or a chipmunk!

Lisa T said...

Hi Frances,
I just found your blog through Carol. Your fall ornament is lovely. I look forward to following your blog.

Jacquie Morris said...

Your squirrel is adorable.... and I love how you finished it too :) Pretty colored fabrics and buttons.
I love autumn/fall time such lovely colors around.
I cannot wait to see your Halloween tree.. knowing how you decorate your tree I know its going to be AWESOME!
Happy stitching :)
Smiles :)

Andrea said...

Whatever he is, he looks as cute as a button. Looking forward to seeing your Halloween décor.

Brenda A said...

He's super cute!!

diamondc said...

Oh so sweet. I love squirrils.
Such lovely colors.


Annette-California said...

Super super CUTE! And yet beautiful! Your beautiful finishing compliments the squirrel perfectly. Looking forward to seeing your tree. love Annette