Back in January 2008, this is what my collage of San-Man Original "snowmen" looked like. So far, it consists of the following charts:"Carrot Snow", "Lilac Snow", "Luck Snow", and "Could It Bee Snowing" (although beads and buttons are still to be applied) with "Summer Snow" in progress:
And this is what it looked like after one day of stitching with white this past week on "Summer Snow". I know - you can barely see it but it's there...
I had picked this piece up to have something to do while I waited for "Walking to Town" to dry after washing it in an attempt (only partly successful) to remove the marks made by my Q-snaps on the navy Aida. Once dried, I started on backstitching:
Maybe one more week? After backstitching, there is the beading. And then back to my San-Man snowmen!
Getting there. Only two more major "colors" to stitch (both half crosses so it should move fast but both are blends - two strands of one color and one of another so that can be a pain) as well as the odd missed stitch here and there and then it will be time to backstitch and add the beads for snowflakes (I will NOT do French Knots on that navy)! But first I have to wash this piece and see if I can get rid of those marks left by the Q-snaps...
Took a break and stitched a new piece: "Letters Heart" which is a DMC freebie from inside a packet of DMC Linen Floss. I stitched it in three shades of purple on 32 ct Opalescent Belfast Linen from Silkweaver.
I had intended it as part of a quilt but it came out too large (my fault - I misread the instructions) so it's back to the drawing board for the quilt block and meanwhile, I'll get back to Blackberry Snow!
Another photo missing... I'll get back to you!
Born in New Jersey, I grew up in Southeastern Ohio. Attended university at Bowling Green State University (B.Sci in biological science, 1964), University of Southern California (M. Sci in biological science, 1967) and University of Florida (Ph. D in zoology, 1971).
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