Saturday, December 6, 2008

Audrey's Ice Skate

I have been longing to work on my Breakfast at Tiffany's block but I honestly won't get to it until January -- Santa has conscripted me into his elf workforce for the next few weeks and I can't think of a jollier guy to work for!!


In the meantime, I'm heading off today to our Annual Crazy Quilter's Christmas luncheon at my friend Maureen's house.


Oh boy, she is such a good cook and does a lovely job of making each guest feel special and spoiled.

As part of our luncheon, we each make an ornament, wrap them in plain paper and then choose one...you never know whose ornament you will be taking home to your tree.


With all those Audrey scraps lying around, I figured our New York darling needed to have ice skates for Rockefeller Center.


The pattern inspiration came directly from Alicia Paulson at Rosy Little Things.


The minute I saw this skate, I knew I wanted to make a crazy quilt version. Plus, Audrey needed new skates!


More elf updates to come!

18 comments:

Mary Corbet said...

Oh, the ice scate is so PRETTY. I like your cq version better than the original - it's so frosty delicately ice-skatish! Very nice!

Camilla La Mer-Art Dolls said...

A fabulous crazy quilt skate! I love the blue hue and the snowflake embroidery hints...I might even skate again if I had a magical pair like this!

Anonymous said...

GORGEOUS skate ornament!!! Debbie (Maine)
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Vicki W said...

The ice skating ornament is beautiful!

Barbara C said...

How lovely! Those snowflake sequins are perfect.

Allison Ann Aller said...

Utterly fabulous, Susan!
It must have been so much fun to make.
I hope you'll have pics of the other ornaments from your luncheon today.....

Debra said...

Another magical idea comes to life under your needle! just fab!

Judy S. said...

Great skate, Susan. Better than anything at Tiffany's, I think. Being an elf is fun, and I'm really glad not to have to do the "down-the-chimney" thing, aren't you? Have fun at your luncheon; we're off to shop and bring food for the choir that's performing tonight at our church.

Simona said...

What a beauty! I love it! Very good job!

paulahewitt said...

oh the icy blues and sparkles just make this perfect - i love it.

Carol said...

This baby blue skate is beautiful and as always, your needlework makes it perfect. What a great project.

Lisa said...

How gorgeous! Wouldn't I love to be your swap partner for this one! Those blue and white jingle bells are terrific! Never seen any like that before! The perfect accent to your gorgeous stitching!

Vicky aka stichr said...

The blue would go nicely with our color 'theme' this year...not that we have ANY decor done but the lights outside and one wreath in here. But I keep thinking in blue....

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Susan, I love always looking at your blog because you always inspire me and I always learn something new. Thanks a million. And the CQ ice skates are truly beautiful Hugs Judy

TattingChic said...

Your CQ iceskate ornament is so much more beautiful than the one used for the photo on the pattern! What a lucky girl to get such a beautiful handmade ornament! I think I'm adding you to my google reader...I want to see more of your talented goodness! :) (I'm here by way of Melissa at Honey Bee's Bliss~She pointed this blog post out to me).

Sharkeysday said...

Absolutely Fabulous and what a wonderful match for CQ!

Anonymous said...

just beautiful and magical skates you have sewn Susan love them.
I agree they are 100 times better than the original!! But then you made them with your ''special touch/flair'' :O)
Pam UK

Robin said...

OMG... the ice skate has to be the most beautiful Christmas ornament I have ever seen in my life! It brings back a ton of memories, partly because it's a skate and partly because of the way you've embellished it. Way to go Ms. Elf!!! Hugs, Robin A.

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