Arizona is – land of deserts and saguaro cactus.
Arizona also has beautiful Ponderosa Pine covered mountains!
This time of year, those mountains are also covered with snow!
Friends invited us to spend some time in their mountain lodge earlier this month.
These simple huck towels were embroidered for the hostess gift. Huck fabric and embroidery thread were found in The Stash.
The snowflake design is based on Snowflake Design by Mildred V. Krieg (c. 1930-40).
However, it appears the geometry of the floats has changed in the intervening 70+ years. So the the snowflake points had to be redesigned to avoid being skewed vertically.
The mountains of Arizona are browns and reds so were stitched using those colors.
The Arizona Pines used a variety of the green embroidery thread found in the Stash.
Huck Embroidery is quite simple. Threads are run under “floats” woven into the towel fabric. Instructions can be found in an earlier post. Warning: Huck Embroidery is addictive!