Tuesday, 17 February 2009

One cute robin!

This is the progress made on the Snowmen Biscornu by yesterday evening. It is stitched on 32 count white, opalescent linen for a sparkly effect. I chose to use the floss recommended by the designer for a finer finish (DMC 4215 for the scarf and DMC 4235 for the snowflakes and buttons). Instead of doing French knots for the snow I used some left over Mill Hill crystal beads, these were stitched on using DMC 4235, being variegated this gives each bead a slightly different look.

This shows the detail of the melted snowman on the underside. Here I changed the colour of the robin's breast to a bright red, as charted it should be the same colour as the carrot. I think he's one cute robin!

So strictly speaking, it's back to the Santas on the rotation. However, this week is a funny week with a lot of travelling involved, yesterday from mine to The Other Half's (195 miles), tomorrow The Other Half's to York ready for Tornado's big day on Thursday (188 miles), Thursday York to mine (120 miles), Friday mine to Llangollen for a 'Railway Weekend' (75 miles). The distances involved don't really matter it's the time taken to travel them and we are bound to get stuck in a jam somewhere! It will be interesting to see how much I manage to get done. Most of the sky in the New York Skyline (Reflections) was actually done travelling in The Other Half's white van up and down the country and in and around London. And yes, just in case you are wondering, he can be a 'White Van Man', this is OK in his van but not when he's driving my car!

No really, I shouldn't complain, he does do all the long distance driving, creates fantastic meals which means that I have more time for stitching!


Cindy F. said...

This is going to be an adorable biscornu!! Too cute!

Maren said...

Ooo, I like that design!