OK, so working in a craft shop can be dangerous! On the pocket for one thing, but on my thought processes for another! I get so many ideas in there that my brain overloads!
We have had these patterns from The Birdhouse for sometime. Each year she has been bringing out a new design. We have them all worked up & hanging at work. The design comes preprinted on a calico type fabric... They also have the design on paper so you can do more!
Well this one of Chilly Penguins is the latest. One of my favourites. I haven't done any of them before.
This year also sees lots of new fabrics with snowflakes on them. I need snowflakes! I ussed some on the Christmas trio I stitched & sewed last week. But now I used another for the penguins... I used a black DMC stranded thread for the design, & left all the stitched snowflakes off. I didn't need them for obvious reasons. I did consider doing them in metallic but no, too much... I stitched the penguins on the weekend. Should have posted it a few days ago but too busy stitching....
I think the snowmen are last years design! I used a white snowflake fabric for them & DMC 3848 for the stitching. A dark teal kind of colour as the background of the flakes in a light teal. Blue thread didn't work. Again, I didn't stitch the snowflakes that were part of the design.
Better not get any more inspiration or ideas at work today as I should do some housework on the weekend. But I do want to finish them off into their hangings... Aim for that first. :-)
So much to do!