Stitching

Made with ♥ Love

Yesterday I headed over to YoYo’s (Dragon My Needle) for the February meet-up of the Christmas Design SAL.  We’ll be working on our projects all week and YoYo will be showing our January progress on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  Go on over and take a look.  Want to join us?  Check the link in her sidebar.

While I’m working on my Christmas Patchwork for the SAL, I thought I’d share some finished projects that haven’t made it to the blog yet.

This is the little snowman freebie from Wichelt.  I think I’ll call him Chubby Cheeks.

January 2009 Free Pattern from Wichelt Imports
Stitched on 14 count mystery fabric
DMC color substitutions to fit what I had on hand
No beads in the hat (may add later, not sure)
Added a “Made with ♥ Love” heart charm

When I taught myself to do counted cross-stitch many years ago, I made the  X  backwards.  I didn’t discover the fact for a couple of years and then just decided not to change.  With this project, I decided it was time to start learning to make stitches according to the “instructions”.  Old habits are hard to change sometimes.  There was a little frogging here and there and there’s one mistake that I left to remind me of what I’ve learned.

I haven’t decided yet just what to do with little “Chubby Cheeks”.  But I’m going to mark him finished for now.

Happy Groundhog Day!  Winter’s on it’s way out, I hope!

One thought on “Made with ♥ Love

  1. He is soooo cute and I love those little made with love charms. I haven’t seen them here in Aust. I don’t think there is any right way to cross your stitches as long as the tops are all going the same way.

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