SAL: Snowman and Reindeer Update

Slow and steady as I continue to work on my Snowman and Reindeer cross-stitch. Slow and steady gets the job done but I am nowhere near completion yet. At our last posting 3 weeks ago I was here with my project

As I continue to work on it, I am working my way around from the bottom up and over to the reindeer.

You can see what I have gotten done and what’s still to be worked in the photos below. Comparing the photos like this you can see I had tweaked the hat and you may remember how I decided to remove the ribbon after a considerable mistake with counting. Looking at the pictures together, I can also see how I confused thread colors for the brim. I am smiling through that mistake though – it wont be noticeable and the hat still looks fine πŸ™‚

One of my daughters, Fawn and SIL have been down from Fairbanks, Alaska for a visit which cut some of my stitching time down to – nothing – they left Alaska with a fresh 2 feet of snow falling to mostly rainy days here in Bellingham, WA. They are leaving today. There was thrift store and antique shopping, a day of scanning pictures from the family photo archives, a morning in La Conner, WA, a historic seaside town and a sun break gave us a chance to bar-b-q one afternoon and get in some relaxing and a drink in the back yard. Mostly we were just inside and carefree.

Fawn posted this on her instagram

As much as I loved and enjoyed our visit, it will be nice to get back into my routine. Now I am off to check in with the others in our SAL, won’t you please join me by clicking on the links below.



16 thoughts on “SAL: Snowman and Reindeer Update

  1. ccflo3 May 15, 2022 / 4:18 pm

    This is so cute. You are making great progress. Glad you had a good visit with your daughter and SIL.

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    • Sharon May 15, 2022 / 5:08 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚ I am enjoying working on this piece.


  2. Sewing Beside the Sea May 15, 2022 / 5:54 pm

    All that snow is unimaginable for me. Your daughter can keep it but it would occasionally be nice to be able to build snowmen like the one you are stitching πŸ™‚

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    • Sharon May 15, 2022 / 7:30 pm

      I am with you on the snow – the amounts she gets is staggering – she can keep it πŸ™‚


  3. claire93 May 15, 2022 / 7:01 pm

    oooh what I thought was a coal button last time is actually a reindeer nostril ^^

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    • Sharon May 15, 2022 / 7:31 pm

      You are right, it’s a coal button, his nose will be farther up.


  4. Cathie J May 15, 2022 / 9:26 pm

    I thought that new stitching looked like jingle bells. No one will know the changes as long as you don’t show them the pattern picture. So glad you enjoyed some time with your daughter. Those visits are precious.

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    • Sharon May 16, 2022 / 6:33 pm

      The new stitching is the reins/halter for the reindeer πŸ™‚ Those visits are truly precious!


  5. Deb May 15, 2022 / 9:44 pm

    Your doing a fine job! I like your snowman very much.πŸ₯° how lovely you got to spend time with daughter, loved your photo.

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  6. Christina May 16, 2022 / 1:52 am

    So wonderful you were able to spend time with your daughter! Such a great photo. Nature and stream behind you looks wonderful. Great progress on the stitching too with all the distractions. I’m still trying to get back into the groove myself since our vacation ended.

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    • Sharon May 16, 2022 / 6:35 pm

      Thank you – it really is hard to get back into the groove once the rhythm is disrupted. I always find its never the same groove either πŸ™‚

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  7. Texas Quilter May 20, 2022 / 1:08 pm

    I prefer your Snowman. And what a beautiful picture of you and your daughter(?). Hugs – of course I am late in reading as I have been pushing to finish my quilt – ready for the setting blocks! I am working on Bats and Boos – having to thread the lines in the Aida in order to see a starting point on my Cross Stitch one. Hugs

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    • Sharon May 21, 2022 / 1:22 pm

      Hi Nanette – Thank you! no worries on being late to the party πŸ™‚ it never ceases to amaze me the amount of crafting you do. You are one busy lady.


  8. Karrin Hurd May 22, 2022 / 3:49 pm

    Great picture of you and your daughter. Love your stitching!


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