Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Snowman and some new floss

I finished stitching up the "Let It snow" snowman:This was so fun to stitch. I am surprised at how good the white floss shows up on my white fabric! I really like the way it looks.You might notice that I used my newly learned herringbone stitch to decorate the band around the broom: Much as I love the white-on-white look of this project, I am excited to try stitching some snowmen and especially snowflakes on this new pale blue colored fabric I just bought:
See that white pearl cotton floss? I bought that and some black along with these other pearl cottons:It is less expensive to buy these spools of the pearl cotton than the skeins. However, at my fabric store, they have a very limited color selection of the spool floss - by limited selection I mean only black and white!

11 comments:

Velma said...

looks great!!!!

Simone Arrais said...

Kim, this snowman is gorgeous! I loved it! Good work. Kisses!

donna!ee said...

what a happy snowman you have created, wonder what a snowgirlie would look like??...makes we look forward to the snow! i've not used this type of floss before and the way you have shown it here really sparks me to dig in! thank you much for sharing ... ;)

Farah Muzaffar said...

So cute, the final result is fab BigB, very lovely and so charming and how detailed you described the whole project... Thanks for giving so much time and effort...

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Murphy and the Duke of Whirl said...

I can't wait to start the snowmen patterns! I just have to find the perfect flour sack towels. I hope I can find that floss at AC Moore! (I'm in New England.)

big B said...

Thank you all for your comments! donna!ee - I just found out about this pearl cotton too - I absolutely LOVE it! I have only tried the size 5, but it is really easy to stitch with.
Murphy and Duke - Thanks! I hope you can find the floss too, I just looked at the AC Moore website, and it looks like they carry it - at least online - here is the link: http://www.acmoore.com/p-21839-dmc-color-variations-pearl-cotton-skeins-size-5-27-yards-crystal-water.aspx

big B said...

Murphy and Duke - LOVE your blog!

Gina said...

Love the snowman! Especially his mittens. :)

big B said...

Thanks Gina!

My 1st Bambina ! said...

Love your color selection ! That white pearl cotton shows nicely !

big B said...

Thank you!