SAL: Snowman and Reindeer Update

Here is where I was with my Snowman & Reindeer X stitch last time we checked in. I was feeling fairly confident I could finish this for the holiday season. Now? Hmmm, just not sure with everything else I am working on.

I had quite a bit of encouragement to add the extra bird from the original pattern. I had been debating if I should. I took everyones advice and did. There he is on the top branch. I am continuing to fill in the background, I still need to add all the backstitching and there is still the snowman I am hoping to tweak a bit. Here is where I am now

Now and before picture

Below are the links to the others in this SAL and now I am off to check in on their projects.

Wishing you well and lots of laughter




What have been working on that takes away from my X stitching ~ hand quilting a kings size log cabin quilt top gifted to me, a baby quilt for a nephew, and crafting some Christmas junk journals for gifting.


22 thoughts on “SAL: Snowman and Reindeer Update

  1. claire93 October 30, 2022 / 2:27 pm

    I am trying to work on my piece an hour a day and find that it helps to stitch little & often for progress. Your snowman is coming along nicely and I’m sure you’ll have him finished before the end of the year.

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    • Sharon October 30, 2022 / 4:10 pm

      I too find the hour a day the best for progress, I usually do that while watching Perry Mason reruns πŸ™‚ This time he’s taken a backseat but I’ll be trying to get back into a consistent rhythm.


  2. Christina October 30, 2022 / 4:54 pm

    The background is filling in nicely and the backstitching along the way is making progress pop πŸ™‚ Love seeing all your other crafting too!

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    • Sharon October 30, 2022 / 6:51 pm

      Thank you Christina, I have been having some problems with following the pattern for the background but I think it is just fine and wintery looking.


  3. Sewing Beside the Sea October 30, 2022 / 6:07 pm

    Your snowman looks almost finished but I know how many hours the back stitching can eat up. Just enjoy the process. It’ll soon be finished πŸ™‚

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    • Sharon October 30, 2022 / 6:52 pm

      Thanks Avis ~ you’re so right, I just need to breath and enjoy the process and if doesn’t get done … πŸ™‚


  4. Laura October 30, 2022 / 9:20 pm

    This is so cute…what a great project to spend an hour a day with!😊

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  5. Cathie J October 30, 2022 / 9:46 pm

    I really think you can finish this in time for the holiday season. This is adorable. I like the added bird.

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    • Sharon October 31, 2022 / 4:14 pm

      I needed that vote of confidence – thank you πŸ™‚


  6. Deb October 30, 2022 / 10:59 pm

    The little bird definitely adds more charm. Never hurts to slow down on a project for a bit… why burn yourself out.

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    • Sharon October 31, 2022 / 4:18 pm

      That little bird seems to fade into the background so I am hoping the backstitching will really bring him into the light πŸ™‚

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    • Sharon October 31, 2022 / 4:22 pm

      Consistent progress is a good word for this x stitch but consistent in working on her, maybe not πŸ™‚ but she is getting done

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  7. craftycreeky October 31, 2022 / 7:37 am

    He’s gorgeous, it would be nice to finish him for Christmas, so long as it doesn’t add to the stresses of December πŸ™‚

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    • Sharon October 31, 2022 / 4:25 pm

      Totally agree. This Santa and reindeer side kick need a holiday finish!


  8. rutigt October 31, 2022 / 9:33 am

    I think you did the right thing, stitching that extra bird! This is such a lovely project!

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    • Sharon October 31, 2022 / 4:30 pm

      TY ~ I agree, it just adds that little extra height dimension this needed

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  9. stitchingranny October 31, 2022 / 9:00 pm

    It would have been a shame to miss the little bird off. I do hope you achieve the happy dance for Christmas as it’s so pretty x

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    • Sharon October 31, 2022 / 9:19 pm

      My fingers are crossed I will get this done πŸ™‚


    • Sharon November 1, 2022 / 1:11 am

      A big thank you πŸ™‚


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