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Saturday, 26 January 2013

A Snowman

Last Friday ,  I finished up this little stitch
 It is one of Nancys' designs (Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe). When Nancy had her Christmas give away , which was massive , she offered to send out a set of charts to anyone who hadn't won  one of her other prizes. There are more charts in the set that I will stitch as and when I fancy .
 Anyway, as I finished ,I was sitting watching the snowflakes falling , and thinking that I ought to be stitching a snowman . Then I remembered that I had won a kit in a giveaway quite a while ago so rummaged through my bag and found it .

This is Cromwell The Snowman by The Trilogy , I have just finished him .

  I stitched one or two lengths of the white than did a bit of colour to break it up a little. I haven't had much chance to stitch this week really, the kids had a snow day on Monday, then the car has had to go for the MOT and various other things have kept me busy, but I enjoyed stitching him .
 Now , can you spot the difference with the chart ?
 Look a little closer .
  On the cover picture, his right hand is stitched to look as though he is holding the tree, yet on the chart , he is waving with the tree behind him . I stuck to the chart as I couldn't see why he would be holding a tree ,lol .

 The main problem with looking out this kit , I came across my stash of other charts that I've kitted up , like Bent Creeks' Winter Row ,  and it made me want to get them out . So far , I have resisted ,lol .

 Here is where I've got to with Butterflies , a little more definition to the face shape . Still loving this one .
  I can't wait to get further down , and I'm already planning my next one . I've got it bad .

 Last night brought a few more inches of snow , but it has been melting today, so hopefully it won't be around for much longer .
 I have been playing with one of the fox photos. This is my favourite one.

Isn't that little face gorgeous. BTW , they have been on the front garden again , we had tracks in the snow this morning .

Thanks for dropping by ,


Cole said...

Cromwell is CUTE!

stitcheranon said...

Great stitching; the little fox is adorable..very pretty

cucki said...

Be beautiful stitching...I love the snowman so much..
Very beautiful picture of the fox..
Big hugs x

Barb said...

Great stitching and a really cute fox!

Marilyn said...

Love the bird and Snowman.
The Fox is really, really cute!

Melanie said...

Love the little snowman! I don't have that pattern but I'm thinking I should - he's a cutie. :)

Julie said...

Cromwell looks very smart.
Black and white pics are always so dramatic.

Chris said...

Gorgeous stitching Cath!
I love Cromwell and have stitched him twice myself.
That fox picture is just amazing.

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely stitching. The fox picture is absolutely stunning both colour and black and white.

♥ Nia said...

Snowman looks cute both ways! =)
Congrats on your finish sweetie :D

Pam in IL said...

Love the snowman finish! The fox is such a beautiful animal. Are you going to turn your picture into a cross stitch pattern? It would be an awesome design.

Caitlin Jordan said...

gorgeous stitching :)

Lisa N said...

Oh I love the snowman!!! Great job

Lynn said...

Great stitching! I love The Trilogy snowmen.
That is an incredible picture of the fox!