Tuesday, February 07, 2012

The MEN are Done

That's right. The Men of Baltimore are done, well at least as it refers to this stitched piece designed by CherryWood Design Studios. It was such a fun stitch and really went fast even for me. I admit that you really have to focus on the orange noses to see the snowmen in the middle.

Men of Baltimore
Cherry Wood Design Studios
stitched on 28 ct gingham
with Weeks Dye Work threads

I am thinking possibly a a box finish could be cute for this one, but I am up for suggestions.

Of course a finish means I can start something new. Ok, I may be disregarding the 20 - 40 WIPs I already have, but no matter.

This new one I purchased back in October along with the fabric. It's a La-D-Da design called Old Crow. I pulled the DMC threads given instead of the NPI silks to give it a more primitive look. That was done at Christmas as I planned to get started on it between the holidays, but never did.

Instead, today was the day, and if I hadn't been on my lunch break the crow would be much farther along.

FYI, don't you just love the Q-Snap wrap. A friend of mine makes these and I love the fabrics she picks.

I will try to make a little more progress and post another update in a day or two. I still have that green vine to finish up on the other piece, so it may be Friday before I have enough to show off.

Between stitching and work I have been enjoying all the blogs I've missed reading for so long. So many talented people with interesting ideas and beautiful projects.

Happy Stitching,
CJ in OK ;-)


Meari said...

Congrats on your finish. I thought it was pretty and when I read about focusing on the orange to see the snowmen, I thought "Oh Wow!" :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Omg that's so cute I'll have to find that chart!!!

Patty C. said...

Oh my goodness- that snowman chart is adorable !!!!