Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Let It Snow - Updated 3/21/16

March 21, 2016--Won 2nd Place Ribbon for Canvaswork at the Rehoboth Beach Museum 6th Annual Needlework Exhibit.

February 8, 2016--This project is now framed.  Michael's Arts & Crafts did a wonderful job and I know it costs less than half of what I would have paid at a traditional framing shop.   Very happy.

Let It Snow Framed

February 3, 2016--My first completion for 2016.  This was an "in process" project that has taken four years to stitch and it's nice to have it done and at the framers.

Let It Snow Completed
January 24, 2016--Almost done!!!!  Finished stitching all the little snowflakes (27 of them to be exact) and must now "bury" the back threads.  The picture below shows the mess.  Instead of burying the threads for each individual snowflake as it was completed, I just ran the threads all over the place with the intent of cutting them into manageable lengths to hide them all at the same time.  This is going to be a TV project for sure.

Threads in Back to Bury
December 31, 2015--Finished all the large snowflakes and have begun stitching the small ones.  This is so pretty and wish I had more time to get this done, but it doesn't look like it's going to happen this year.  Not complaining though.  Have had a wonderful year and 2016 looks even brighter.

Wishing all of you a wonderful New Year with lots and lots of stitching.

Large Snowflakes Done

September 19, 2015--The 7th and last border is done.  This was a complex stitch requiring the use of four threads, one after the other.  Lots of work, but the results are beautiful.  Now to finish the silver snow flakes, then I'm done.

July 9, 2015--The 6th border is now stitched, only requiring 4 passes using 4 different threads.  The last border is going to take some time involving 4 threads in a fern stitch variation.

Closeup of Border 6
Through Border 6

May 6, 2015--Completed Border 5.  This one was fast and easy--only one pass was required.

Closeup of Border 5

Through Border 5
April 30, 2015--Border 4 is complete.  This one took quite some time to stitch--9 different colors were used in the layering process.  The next border will stitch up very fast.

Border 4 Closeup
Through Border 4
April 7, 2015--Started stitching on this project and, after working on a few of the large snowflakes, decided to get some of the border done.  Three of the seven borders are now stitched....whew!  This is a large piece and at the rate I'm stitching, will take awhile to complete.

Let it Snow Border 3 Closeup

Let It Snow Borders 1, 2 and 3 Done

December 11, 2014--This project, called Let It Snow, was a class taught by Toni Gerdes at the 2012 ANG Seminar in San Antonio, TX.  I've wanted to complete the stitching, but so many things kept nudging it to the bottom of the pile.  My local ANG chapter, Delaware's Seashore Chapter, has recently challenged its members to complete 3 WIPs or UFOs by December, 2015.  I chose this project as one of my three.

As what happens in all of these classes, there's the usual thread spaghetti to deal with.  Because it's been two years since I've looked at this project, I now have to re-read all the instructions before picking up a needle.   I will post again when all of the beautiful snowflakes have been stitched.

Let It Snow Thread Spaghetti


  1. It looks great. Question: Is that tape you are using to hold the threads on the side? What kind are you using? Does it leave any residue?

  2. Hi. Yes, it's artist tape I used to temporarily tame my thread "spaghetti". Fortunately it didn't leave any gummy residue.

  3. This is a gorgeous piece, I especially love the border. I also love your blog's new chronological format!

  4. Thanks Ada for the positive feedback about the format change. It's also easier to "search".