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Snowman Love Part 2

July 31, 2009
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I’ve not made the progress on this that I had wanted to – I still have the facial features to backstitch and the specialty stitches to go.

Snowman Love w bs2

Can you see the tiny white French knots in the eyes?  When I took painting classes, we were always told that a touch of white in the pupils adds life to a painting.  Do you think the principle transfers to cross-stitch?  I do think the backstitching is critical in this design.  Compare the pic above with this one:

Snowman Love wo bs

I have been busy with other things – chronicled tonight on Nita’s Notes.

Next update will be the final backstitching, specialty stitches, the finishing and then I’ll publish my chart – as a freebie, natch.

So, what do you think thus far?


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