Miss Snow Fairy finished...
DESIGNER - With Thy Needle & Thread
PATTERN - Miss Snow Fairy
FABRIC - WDW 35ct Parchment
THREADS - DMC (substituted 3865 for 712), 1 over 2
STARTED - 4 December 2009
FINISHED - 27 December 2009
I wanted to finish her over the Christmas break, so I stitched yesterday afternoon and into the night (12 midnight!) to complete her. I so loved doing this one. It would have to be one of my favourites that I've stitched for the year.
I changed the white thread to a paler version because I didn't want the snow to be the main feature, and I wanted a softer look to the design. If you lived in an area where you get snow, then you may want to go with the original thread of 3865. This will bring up the white a lot more as it's a lot brighter in tone.
I adore the whimsical look to this piece, and the colours are a great combination. It's a Christmas design without being too obvious or over the top. I love it!
I haven't decided how to finish this one off. I'll probably have it framed eventually. I think it's one I'd like to hang on the wall during the year and bring it out to a more prominent spot for Christmas.
This is probably going to be my last finish for the year. This year I mainly tried to stick to stitching by the seasons and celebrations. Next year I may do it differently. I'll have to wait and see how the mood takes me.
Thanks so much for all your Christmas wishes. I had a lovely Christmas Day. I was so tired when I got home though, that I had to have a nap on the lounge! I think all the build up to the day catches up with you and you suddenly hit a wall. I'm still feeling not very energetic, but I have to go back to work tomorrow for only a couple of days this week. Then I have another four days off! Gotta love this time of year.
I hope you're all getting over the Christmas celebrations and are gearing up for a new year of wonderful stitching. I know, I know, just have to get over the New Year celebrations first!