Monday, December 28, 2009

A Christmas Finish ~ Miss Snow Fairy


Miss Snow Fairy finished...

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!

23 comments:

JOLENE said...

Yippee!! Miss Snow Fairy has such a sweet facial expression. You did a lovely job and can't wait to see how simple or fancy you decide to frame her in. Have you seen the Parson Brown pattern? I have been contemplating starting it, but just not sure. Congrats on yet another beautiful finish!!

Elisabetta said...

Really beautiful! Cute and warm colours compliments

Nina said...

She is so cute :) You pictures are fabulous! I love seeing them so much!
Happy Holidays and have a wonderful happy new year!

Анна - Зонт said...

She's so charming! :))
Colors are gentle!
And your photos as always made with great taste!

Lennu said...

What a cute finish and your photos are fantastic!

Karina said...

beautiful!!!!

mollycaff said...

Congratulations on your finish, it's just beautiful!

Kath said...

Oh isn't she just beautiful. Love the softness of her and how she looks. Looking forward to seeing your next project Jane.

Lois said...

Jane, she is beautiful and, as always, your photographs are wonderful! Glad to hear you'd a lovely Christmas and yes, this time of year is nice when there's another break from work just a few days later.

Susimac said...

Lovely finish and as always your photos are wonderful.
Glad to hear you had a good Christmas break All the best for the New Year

Love to Stitch said...

Nice finish-- I am going to have to add this design to my stash- looks fabulous!!!! Happy New Year

Susan said...

Congratulations on your Miss Snow Fairy finish - she's beautiful. I love the muted colors!

I can't wait to see what you've got in store for 2010!

Márti said...

Very nice work, so I like the colors and very soft!

Theresa said...

She is gorgeous!!! The colors are so wonderful!!! I love it!!!!
I'll be tuning in to see your stitches for 2010!!!

Karoline said...

Miss Snow Fairy is very cute, congratulations

Katrina said...

Very pretty, Miss snow fairy is gorgeous. Congrats on the finish.

Julia said...

Really lovely - so talented and prolific!!:0)

Sharon said...

She is gorgeous! Congrats.

Melissa said...

Congratulations on finishing Miss Snow Fairy. She is very cute indeed. I think your 'staging' is getting better and more interesting too! m

Von said...

I love the subtle colors you've used for Miss Snow Fairy!! Congrats on a lovely finish. :)

Brigitte said...

Whata lovely finish. I love the design and particularly the colours used in it. Very beautiful.

Stitch Wizard said...

Miss Snow Fairy turned out to be really beautiful and cute at the same time! I love the colors in this too and your stitching is just awesome!

Miss F. dit Soon said...

Waouh ! Miss Snow Fairy is really beautiful ! Congratulations...