07 February 2020

Snowflakes & Scissors

I've had this pretty little freebie in my stash for some time and finally got it stitched. I think it turned out so pretty. It's from the old Patrick's Woods blog. I wanted to share it here so I hunted high and low for it on the interwebs and finally found it here. I stitched it on 28 ct. Natural Brown Undyed linen (a favorite neutral) using DMC B5200, Weeks Pelican Gray, and CC Wild Berries. I also added a few micro mini buttons to the scissors.

Also, I have cake.

I usually bake from scratch but I am not a food snob. A box of cake mix is a good thing to have tucked away in the pantry for cake emergencies. Since there are only two of us to eat cake, I divide the mix in half and bake a small cake in an 8" square pan. Depending on the brand of cake mix you use, you may need to adjust the amounts of water, oil, and eggs, but here's the math for halving a cake mix:

Half of a 15.25 oz. Cake Mix

1 1/4 c. + 3 Tablespoons + 1 tsp. cake mix
1/2 c. water
1/4 c. oil
2 eggs

Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes. 
*Do use an entire container of frosting on your wee cake. You're welcome.
*Do use sprinkles. It's very important.
*Seal up the remainder of the mix nice and tight and write the date you opened it on the box. 

Back to stitching! Thanks so much for all the kind words and encouragement about Russian Hunt. It's coming along nicely. I'm also about to start another longish project that I'll work on throughout the year, but it's not nearly as large or involved as Russian Hunt. More about that soon.

Happy Stitching!


  1. Witaj ! Piękny haft, dziękuję za link do strony ze wzorem na pewno go wykorzystam. Pozdrawiam

  2. Zapomniałam napisać, że podoba mi się guzik na nożyczkach 👏😁

  3. Scissors & Snowflakes is pretty, thank for the link.
    Great idea with the cake mix.
    Have a great weekend!

  4. Oooh,.. I could see that scissors and snowflake piece in a tray with a glass cover to it to be used during stitching....maybe do a companion piece of the snowflakes and put it as a band on a large wooden spool....too cute!! Love the cake and those flowers are absolutely gorgeous :) Thank you for sharing :)

  5. What a pretty winter piece, the scissors and snowflakes look so good together! Thanks for the link. Hope you continue to enjoy your winter stitching and have a relaxing fun weekend.

  6. Many thanks for the Scissor/Snowflake pattern.. a must.
    Thank you for doing the math for us on the cake mix...another must with sprinkles.
    You are a treasure trove of inspiration.
    Have a great weekend.

  7. Your snowflake/scissor stitch is lovely, Honeybee! Thank you for providing the link! The cake looks yummy and thanks for doing the math! And who doesn't like sprinkles!??!?!? What beautiful carnations! Enjoy your weekend!

  8. Cute little stitchery! I remembered cutting many paper snowflakes for the windows of my elementary school....it was always a fun surprise to see how it looked upon unfolding! :-) Thanks for the happy memories!
    A full can of icing on a half cake? You' definitely have my attention!! lol!

  9. Ah - such a sweet design! I have been searching for a source for the micro mini buttons - can you please shear where you get them?

    Thank you - Mary in MN

    1. I found these at Jo-Ann Fabrics, but I've also purchased some from shellysbuttonsandmore.com

      Hope that helps!

  10. Cute design. Congrats on the finish. The cake looks yummy indeed.

  11. I love your new embroidery and your cake too!!!

  12. I love your new embroidery and your cake too!!!