The snowman that I stitched for Wendy in Canada has finally arrived in his new home. This was for the February Prairie Schooler Exchange I stitched this freebie on 28 ct. Lambswool from Wichelt Imports and finished it into a pillow ornament. I added a border around it because to me it looked so plain. I am glad that Wendy likes it.
I really had a few problems with this exchange. I originally started to stitch Two by Two that was in the 1998 JSC Ornament Issue. I really liked the design of a pair of deer in a winter scene. I was about half finished and began stitching the second deer that was behind the first one which was stitched with DMC 611. The deer behind was DMC 3781. The colors were very similar and you couldn't tell where one started and the other
ended. I didn't feel like frogging out the whole thing so I tossed it aside, maybe I can figure something out later and finish it cause I really like the design. Lesson learned, take time to do a floss toss before beginning.
Then I stitched the January design from A Prairie Year. When I finished it, I didn't like the way it looked, so voila! The Snowman.
Miss Abbey was in sleepy mood, you can tell by her eyes cause I woke her up. LOL. Well we are off to do our daily hour of stitching before heading off to work. Two more days (or nights) and then I have my day off. I won't get too much done then as I have a few errands to run. I have to go to the Social Security office which is in the Strom Thurmond Building in Columbia. I am definitely not looking forward to this. I am so happy though cause I am officially retired. YEAH! I am going to start working part time as soon as I have my next vacation. Then on to MORE stitching time.