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Monday, November 7, 2011

Winter Squirrel

"Winter Squirrel"
The Victoria Sampler - Designs by Cathy Jean
2011 JCS Ornament Issue
32 ct dirty linen/VS Accessories Pack
Finished using Jumbo Bottle Cap from Hobby Lobby

This was a fun one to stitch and to finish.  I looked and looked for some small tart tins as per the finishing instructions in the magazine but had no luck locally.  While strolling through Hobby Lobby I found these Jumbo Bottle caps.  The size was perfect.  Now I am looking for more round Christmas ornament designs so I can finish them with the bottle caps.  :o)  I would like to make this one again using grey floss to more closely resemble the squirrels I see in my yard.

I hope you all had a great start to your week!

37 comments:

Catherine said...

Adorable Myra!!

BeckySC said...

TOO adorable! Lovely work, Myra :)

Shelleen said...

Cute design and finishing.

CalamityJr said...

The bottle cap finish is perfect!

Carol said...

Oh, isn't he the cutest, Myra!! What a great idea to use the bottle cap to frame him. We just got a new Hobby Lobby so I'll have to be on the lookout for them...

Faye said...

cute cute cute!! That was very creative!!!

Nancy said...

So cute and very creative!

Jennifer M. said...

A bottlecap ornament! Now that is cute and creative. Can't wait to see more of them. ;)

Jen

Friendship Crossing said...

Love your bottle cap idea~I may have to borrow it~lol
That squirrel is just too cute Myra!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tanya

Ellen said...

Love it, very creative finishing! How big is the bottle cap, 2 inches in diameter?

Hugs,

Chris said...

That is so cute! Did you see her new chart with a bunch of other animals finished this way?

Ranae said...

Your finish is the cutest. I always love to see different finishing creativity

MoonBeam said...

Cute idea. I'll have to look for the caps.

carol fun said...

Too cute! I saw some jumbo bottle caps at Archivers the other day and somewhere is my car is a 30% off coupon - thanks for the idea!

April Mechelle said...

So Cute Myra!! No I have to go to Hobby Lobby! lol

CATHI said...

Great finish! :o)

butterfly said...

So Sweet.

Have a great week

cucki said...

beautiful..lovely idea xxx

Siobhan said...

All of your ornaments look great, Myra! I love the idea to stitch the cardinal on the back. I am stitching mine but of course putting off doing the finishing. ;) Great idea to use the bottlecap--adorable!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

You're such a creative finisher! This looks adorable, and the gray will be quite the realistic touch!! Great job.

Amy said...

That's adorable Myra! I wish we had a Hobby Lobby so I could get some bottle caps. First Karen posts a pic using one & then you post another! Love it!!

Penny said...

I can't resist a squirrel and this one sure is cute! :) What a neat way to finish it too.

Pumpkin said...

Don't you just LOVE this series???? It worked really well with the bottle cap :o) I FINALLY found some tart tins at Bed Bath & Beyond and then at my local dollar store. Who would have thought????

Vonna said...

That is darling Myra, stunning!

Mouse said...

oooo that is sooo cute and well done for thinking out side the box and finding something that works soooo wonderful with the design :) love mouse xxxx

Karen said...

Very cute Myra....

Lois said...

What a cute finish Myra!

Kajsa said...

So cute! Great finish!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

oh very beautiful
bisous bisous

geeky Heather said...

SQUIRREL!!! He's adorable finished that way; thank you for the tip on finding those bottle caps at Hobby Lobby!

Daffycat said...

OMG he is DARLING! Super nice finish, Myra.

Where in HL did you find these "bottle caps" anyway?

I really like squirrels. My dog does not. She used to watch the squirrels outside and get so irate. It got where we couldn't say any word that rhymed like "girl" or she'd go berserker-dog!

Sally said...

Oh that is gorgeous Myra! I wish we had a Hobby Lobby over here to find these things!

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Oh Myra, love this ornament! How big is the bottle cap? I haven't seen those here. :(
Here our squirrels are grey too. Right now they are running around and going up trees like crazy! They are getting ready for winter gathering nuts! LOL
Hugs

Jan said...

Love the little squirrel and the way you finished him! Great job!

Lisa said...

wow that's great Myra, cute squirrel! lovely finishing idea, we have no shops like hobby lobby to get these unusual items

Lana said...

Funny when I looked at that photo I was like "Is that a bottle cap?!?!?! How tiny must that stitching be?!" It is adorable! Great job love the finish idea too!

Michele said...

what a great idea! I'll have to steal this one from you :)