Sunday, March 4, 2012


I went on strike today! I have not stitched in nearly 2 weeks due to taxes and the repair service. Infact we had 3 hours sleep in 40 hours between tuesday and wednesday. Never did get caught up from that. But, work is work! So sunday I decided I was not working in the yard and did 5 loads of laundry, cooked and washed dishes. Have to wash them the old fashioned way, as we don't have a dishwasher.... Okay, so I was on a partial strike... But I did get to finish outlining and attaching beads on my snowman. Used Mill Hill 40161 petite beads in place of the white french knots. I am not good at the knots and decided the beads would add more sparkle. The picture size is about 6.75 inches x 7 inches. A little larger than the kit, due to changing the aida fabric to a different count linen. The 8"x8" frame is a Larson, that I bought on ebay for 10.95 plus shipping cost. Not a bad deal, as the frame is wood with good supports installed in each corner.


stitchesnscraps said...

Yay!! Happy Dancing for you! That is beautiful! And wonderfully framed! Glad you made time to stitch and finish this beauty! Thanks for sharing!

Melissa J.

Joyce Clark Frank said...

Love the snowman. Great job of stitchng. I like to use beads instead of french knots too. Glad you found some time to stitch a little.

Michelle said...

your snowman is wonderful with so many details . What a gorgeous finish. I can't wait to see all your new projects. It's a joy to visit your blog , the whole blog is absolutely incredible. thanks for sharing with us. As my english vocabulary is poor i'll use my own words : magnifique, merveilleux splendide . congratulations Deb