Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Here comes the snow ....

I just looked out the window and the snow she is a fallin'.  We're supposed to get lots of the white stuff today -- it'll be our first real snow of the season -- and if we do, I'll be spending the evening shoveling.  Yuck!

I didn't get to post my last ornament before Christmas so here he is, Santa with Drum, a gift for my brother, the drummer (perfect, no?):

The original pattern called for lots of shading and tiny color changes (which are all very pretty) but I didn't feel like being that "fussy".  Instead, I decided to limit the thread colors, thereby making him somewhat plainer but none the cuter. 

I also finished the Christmas SAL by Carole (Thank You Carole!):

I changed the colors significantly and am happy with the results.  (For some reason or other, I don't like stitching with the traditional Christmas colors.  It isn't that they aren't pretty, I just prefer not to stitch them -- color me weird.)  While working on Carole's sampler, I 'discovered' a 3-color combo that I am absolutely smitten with and plan on using in an as yet undetermined future piece.

I'm  not a real purple-lover but I do love this purple.  It's very understated and seems to go well with browns and other fall colors.  Plus, it looks great on tea-stained fabrics.  I've used it a few times now.  The first time was with Harvest Angel a few years ago:

And then just recently with one of the Christmas ornaments for this year:

I guess you could say it's one of my new favorite colors :-)

YIKES!  I just took another peek outside.  The road outside my window is covered with snow now and more is falling.  Guess what I'll be doing tonight.  Hopefully, I won't put out my back or hips or knees or whatever.

Take care everyone and have a happy Wednesday!


  1. Congrats on the lovely finishes!

  2. Your Sal is beautiful. I like the colors.
    Have a nice day, Manuela.

  3. Two more lovely finishes. I particularly love the SAL finish, it looks gorgeous!.
    I hope you didn't have to shovel snow for too long.

  4. Hi Marcy,
    oh, I love your SAL finish, thank you so much for your praise at the Sticklounge,
    Happy New Year, Jutta

  5. Your Sal finish looks fantastic.
    Happy New Year.
    Liebe Grüße Grit