SAL: Snowman and Reindeer Update

We have entered the ‘ber’ months and its time to update once again. You may remember I missed last months posting as my daughter and two grandchildren were here visiting after living in Okinawa for the last 5 years. The visit was wonderful, filled with lots of love and hugs. I’ll share a picture after I update you on my progress. I began working on the snowman and reindeer in January and I can hardly believe I am still stitching away. I think I am close to completing this and hope to have a December finish for the holidays. Here is where I was in July at my last posting.

Since then I got very little stitching in and didn’t pick her up until this week. I have to admit, regardless, it’s been slow going on this project. Here is where I am now

I have added a bit of the background along the right side. Finished a bird that doesn’t look like a bird and added a 3rd bird along with some background stitching in the middle. I also got in some backstitching around the reindeers nose and facial area. I have discovered I have made a few counting errors around the antler area but have decided to leave it as is. I am not happy with the snowman and will probably work on him some more. I don’t like the way he is so open in the middle. Any thoughts on that?

It is so close to October now and is anyone else feeling the crunch to get these holiday themed projects completed?

As promised a photo from the visit.

Daughter Marissa taking the selfie, Liam, Me and Tori

Wrapping up this post please join me in visiting the pages of the others participating in this SAL. We will be posting again on October 9th. Stay well and see you then




26 thoughts on “SAL: Snowman and Reindeer Update

  1. Cathie J September 18, 2022 / 3:07 pm

    I like your progress on the snowman and reindeer. Those birds are sweet. What a wonderful reunion you must have had. That is a great family photo.

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    • Sharon September 18, 2022 / 11:38 pm

      I liked that last bird I did, it looked like a bird 🙂


  2. claire93 September 18, 2022 / 3:10 pm

    looks like good progress to me, and family reunions are more important than anything else.

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  3. Christina September 18, 2022 / 3:42 pm

    Great progress! I love the little birds. A very beautiful family photo. I’m so happy you were all able to visit ❤

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  4. Laura September 18, 2022 / 3:55 pm

    Wonderful family photo! How blessed to have the time with them! 🙂

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  5. Sewing Beside the Sea September 18, 2022 / 5:21 pm

    A finish in December would be perfect. I think I’d stitch the open parts of the snowman in white. Lovely photo for the album 🙂

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    • Sharon September 18, 2022 / 11:55 pm

      hank you for your input on the snowman, I was debating white and the blues now leaning to white!

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  6. Susan Nixon September 18, 2022 / 5:43 pm

    Definitely visible progress, and a wonderful piece. I know you were so happy to see your family! I hope they aren’t living too far away. I think you told me the new duty station, but things aren’t sticking too well these days. =)

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    • Sharon September 19, 2022 / 12:00 am

      Thank you Susan – they are in NC and I am in WA state, we’re on opposite coasts but its still closer and doable


      • Susan Nixon September 19, 2022 / 3:46 am

        I’m right next to North Carolina. Just sayin’. =)

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    • Sharon September 19, 2022 / 12:00 am

      Thank you so much 🙂


  7. kathyreeves September 18, 2022 / 8:23 pm

    I am so glad you all had such a great visit! I think once washed and pressed the snowman will look fine. The white areas will add some texture. I would wait and see, because you can always stitch them in white after.

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    • Sharon September 19, 2022 / 12:05 am

      I appreciate your thoughts on the snowman – not sure yet what to do. The visit was wonderful 🙂

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  8. Deb September 18, 2022 / 8:57 pm

    I’m not an expert on cross stitching so not much help to you with the snowman. What you do have done is sweet .😍

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  9. Texas Quilter September 19, 2022 / 1:16 am

    Oh Sharon what a beautiful family picture. Your Snowman is beautiful. I am so happy that you had such a wonderful family visit. Hugs and been missing your posts. Humm. October means I turn 78 and will breeze over your house on my broom on Halloween, my birthday. LOL hugs

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    • Sharon September 20, 2022 / 1:35 am

      Thank you and LOL, I’ll look for you. I think I remember you were a Halloween baby 🙂


  10. rutigt September 19, 2022 / 7:46 am

    I see the new bird and I see some backstitching! Great progress! Love your family photo!

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  11. Luanne September 25, 2022 / 7:19 pm

    I’m so glad you had a wonderful visit with your family, Sharon!!! xo

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    • Sharon September 26, 2022 / 12:59 am

      Thank you Luanne – it was so wonderful to see everyone 🙂


  12. sunnydelaney September 27, 2022 / 12:36 am

    Such a lovely photo — worth more than any stitched project! (That said, I love this piece even more than that reindeer would love that carrotty nose… ) 🙂

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    • Sharon September 27, 2022 / 12:05 pm

      Ahh that is so sweet – thank you 🙂


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