Tuesday, January 20, 2009

“Snow Cone Santa” -- January 20, 2009

I’ve been focusing the last several weeks on organizing my needlework stash and taking pictures. I’ve also been working on journaling already completed projects. These two activities which have kept me quite busy, especially since returning to work and the children back to school!

I have been doing some stitching which I’ll be sharing with you this week.

The first is I’ve made quite a lot of progress on my Snow Cone Santa. When we last left “Snowy” (December 15, 2008 entry), I had completed his face and was beginning to work on his hat which worked up quickly.

I then moved on to his hat brim and that’s when I decided that I had to change what I was doing. His hat brim, mustache, and pompom are done in very fuzzy fibers. Since I usually like to add two rows of stitching around the outside for finishing, I decided to stop working on the hat brim and start stitching the outside stitching. In this picture you can see that I’ve started adding two to three rows of Splendor around his beard. This will take a while so you won’t see “Snowy” again until some time in February or if things get really hectic… March! :-)

Glad that you stopped by to visit!

Windy Meadow


NCPat said...

That is an excellent idea! This is one I chose not to do, but will file that for future reference!

Front Range Stitcher said...

Hi Cyn!
Like the technique used on the beard. I am always so anxious to finish up a project I rarely take the time to stitch around the perimiter. I should though, good for you oh disciplined one.

Beth in IL said...

Your Santa is looking good. Will you finish him yourself? Mine is done, but I'm afraid to finish him. I am afraid of all the curves he has...But do I want to spend the $ on finishing?