Monday, March 16, 2009

Started "Frosty Friends"

This is a picture of the picture of the project by Candamar Designs called "Frosty Friends". It is a cross stitch panel that buttons on the front of a pillow. It is actually my mom's project, but she gave it to me to take over the cross stitch portion.

This was her start above. Naughty mom left her hoop on! As you can see, she had changed the background to a pale blue. The pillow she will button this on is a dark blue print. Her Christmas "theme" is blue, white and silver, snowmen and snowflakes. Since she changed the background from the white, the snowmen will need to be sewn in. She changed those stitches to shiny Anchor floss as you can see in my stitches below, right hand side.

Since she handed it over to me, I decided to restart and change the fabric from aida to evenweave (I'm on a bit of an evenweave kick lately, since joining the Our Friends HAED SAL). The color is more of a blue grey which I think will 'pop' the snowmen out more. The pattern is a little hard to read because where it was folded, the symbols are worn.

Honestly, I don't know how much stitching I'm going to do on this design right now. I'm in a spring mood and my mom's not in a rush. When I do complete the cross stitch, it's up to my mom to trim the design and add the buttonholes and blanket stitch.

I actually do have one Christmas project stitched. I will post it once I assemble it.
I also need to pull threads and start stitching the lighthouses, and my new take-along project is another Christmas themed plastic canvas whimsy.

Merry Stitch-mas!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kim! I just found your blog from the Our Friends HAED SAL blog. Christmas stitching is my favorite theme as well. You have made an excellent start on Frosty Friends. It is going to be adorable. And I also have that Stoney Creek Light of Christmas pattern, and some dark navy evenweave that I planned to stitch it on. Perhaps I'll join you in starting it.