Monday, February 23, 2015

February's IHSW

It was a good weekend for International Hermit Stitching Weekend.  Cold, snowy and definitely a stay-at-home-and-stitch weekend.  I worked on one small project and finished it ... hooray!  Before the weekend I had the top brown and word done only.  From Carriage House Samplings:


I didn't use any of the designers threads (oops, and I see that I'm not actually finished, part of the wood on the bottom, right is missing, will fix that after I'm done here).  The pattern called for a grey beard but I like Santa with a white one so I changed it.  And because the white didn't show up well against the fabric, I darkened the sign with a half stitch.  I also made his eyes brown and smaller.  They were a little creepy ... big, dark and hollow ...  kind of skull-like.  His eyes are supposed to be green but I didn't like them green and/or was too lazy to find a good green thread.

This guy is destined to be a gift for either my nephew or my stepmom .... I haven't decided yet.

13 comments:

  1. Congrats on your finish! I couldn't picture Santa with a grey beard. Great job changing to white!

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  2. Great finish! I agree.... Santa must have a white beard :o)
    Hugs xx

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  3. Great finish! I agree.... Santa must have a white beard :o)
    Hugs xx

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  4. Looks great with your change of colours too :)

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  5. A wonderful finish. He's charming ")

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  6. Great finish and I like your changes.

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  7. Love your Toys finish! Your colour changes turned out great.

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  8. You've made a great job of this one with the changes. Of course Santa has a white beard!

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  9. All your changes look great. Congrats on your finish!

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