SAL: Snowman & Reindeer wrap up

Happy New Year to all. I couldn’t think of a better way to start the new year then to wish you the very best, a healthy and happy coming year filled with lots of crafty excitement and finishes.

I am entering 2023 with a wrap up on my Snowman & Reindeer cross stitch. (It only took me the entire 2022 year)

At our last posting I had pretty much thought I had a close finish and was ready to set aside and start something else. But with a bit of encouragement from all of you I soldiered on and did most of the little finishing touches I was going to put off. Here is where I was.

I had not done any of the backstitching around the birds and had not filled in the snowman. In the directions the white unstitched sections were left unstitched. I had originally wanted to fill them in. Looking at this now I can still see where improvement can be made. The bird on the hat, the bridal…I’m feeling ok with it for now. I love the fabric I photographed him on and am thinking I may use it as a type of frame/matting for this.

Something fun like the photo below, then framed with a red lacquered type frame – shiny and bright.

I am putting this aside now and will be starting on a new project. (showed you last posting) It’s time for a break and new start for this year.

Please join me in checking out the others in this SAL by clicking on the links below




About the SAL

Please note this SAL is not accepting any more new members until further notice but this is what it’s all about anyway. This SAL (Stitch Along) is slightly different to other SALs in that we don’t all stitch the same design at the same rate. We choose ONE unfinished project, or ONE new one, and show progress of its completion over a series of three weekly updates. There are no deadlines and no set amount to stitch. The result is that the space in our drawers full of WIPs (works in progress) is gradually being freed up to store lots of new crafty goodness. It’s surprising how much motivation I’ve gained from being in this SAL.


23 thoughts on “SAL: Snowman & Reindeer wrap up

  1. wybrow1966 January 1, 2023 / 7:08 pm

    Happy New Year and congratulations on a super finish – Your snowman looks fantastic!

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  2. kathyreeves January 1, 2023 / 8:34 pm

    Happy Dancing with you Sharon, your snowman with friends is wonderful, and the backing fabric seems perfect to me! Happy New Year!

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  3. Sewing Beside the Sea January 1, 2023 / 9:15 pm

    It was definitely worth doing those extra back stitches. It’s a beautiful design. I love the snowman fabric too. Perfect choice 🙂

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    • Sharon January 2, 2023 / 2:33 pm

      Thank you Avis ~ a have quite a large gifted selection of holiday fabrics, mostly remnants and this was in it 🙂

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  4. Christina January 1, 2023 / 9:33 pm

    He looks great and I love the idea of that fabric matte around him. Looking forward to seeing your little camper come to life. Happy New year!

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    • Sharon January 2, 2023 / 2:34 pm

      Thank you Christina ~ I am excited to get started on the camper. Something new for the new year 🙂


  5. Cathie J January 2, 2023 / 12:19 am

    I am so glad you filled in that snowman. I didn’t want to say anything, but he looked very unfinished before. This is an adorable piece and that fabric is perfect for it. I am looking forward to watching your progress on the camper.

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    • Sharon January 2, 2023 / 2:38 pm

      Thank you Cathie ~ you are so right, he looked totally unfinished.


  6. Texas Quilter January 2, 2023 / 3:40 am

    You have done a beautiful job Sharon. I hope I find some time to work more on knitting and cross stitching! Have a blessed 2023!

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  7. claire93 January 2, 2023 / 7:55 am

    oooh yes snowman will be really finished well with a fabric border

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    • Sharon January 2, 2023 / 2:40 pm

      so glad so many agree with that border 🙂 Mr Snowman is going to be so happy!


  8. rutigt January 2, 2023 / 10:37 am

    One Happy Dance for you and good luck with your new project!

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  9. stitchingranny January 3, 2023 / 10:08 am

    A happy dance to end the year and a new start to begin the next, what could be more perfect. Love the snowman and the matching fabric is perfect. xx


  10. Deb January 3, 2023 / 11:37 pm

    Blessings to you this year. Hooray on a sweet finish! I love the next stitching as well!

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    • Sharon January 8, 2023 / 10:25 pm

      TY, I need to put the quilting down and get this stitch started 🙂


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