Friday, 22 February 2013


Well, as I thought in my last post,I haven't fallen off my chair as no-one guessed what my new WIP was  . . .

Not surprisingly really, as I didn't have a lot to show last time

But a couple of twig arms and the start of a long woolly checked scarf is a bit more of a clue

Winter Poinsettia, a Red Cardinal (I think) and a trio of snowballs

and all these ingredients make . . .

stitched on 14-count Black evenweave with suggested DMC threads

I'm not sure if anyone will know the design but it was part of a series of co-ordinating designs called 'Season's Greeters' with the original artwork by Becca Barton.  The trio was Twilight Angel, Starry Night Santa and Snowfall Friend, all tall and skinny like this one, I do have the Santa and will save that for later in the year, but unfortunately not the angel.

I finished him last night and had just enough snow DMC 712 for the final touches and he has been duly stuffed and completed this afternoon . . .

He stands 14" tall and I'm thinking 'if' I manage to stitch the Santa as well, they will look lovely each end of the mantlepiece next Christmas!

This is the original artwork by Becca which can still be purchased as posters, cards etc. ~ it's a pretty good likeness don't you think?

Talking of snow, it's just decided to start again here in the South and it really is very cold so I'm off to get Tilly and Oscar in from outside and get those floppy ears warmed up.

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