Okay, so it's not like it was a tough one to do but hey, it's still a finish, right? :-) I sat down and completed the stitching and finishing in just a few hours but that was the plan. By this time in '09, I wanted to have three or four ornaments finished up. When I was searching for my next ornament, I picked this one because I adore snowmen and it was obviously very quick and easy to finish. Soooooo, this makes ornament number three! It is from the 1998 Ornament Issue of Just Cross Stitch magazine and is by Homespun Elegance Ltd. It is called "Starry Snowman". It measures about 3 inches across and I stitched it on some mystery linen from my stash, I believe it's 28 count and some sort of raw/natural linen.
Side note -- a while back, I purchased a good-sized lot of linens and evenweaves from eBay. (*drool drool* Ooooooooh, eBay!!!) The good majority of them were labeled but some were not. Even though I can figure out the count relatively easily, I'm not going to the trouble to identify manufacturer and exact color name, especially when the colors are all neutrals and earthtones, ya' know? I'm just glad to have the fabric! :-)))
Hope everyone's week is starting out on a good note. Mine started good as we've rented some movies and started watching them last night. Of course we had the fireplace going. My family was together, we had a good movie to watch, I had my stitching, and the fire felt great -- how much better can it get? Anyway...two of the movies we have are "Open Season", both the first and second ones, and we watched the first one last night. Too cute and funny! We started the second one but the news was fixing to come on, Brad was starting to doze off, my oldest son was tired, and my youngest had succumbed to his allergy meds and fallen asleep. Maybe tonight we'll watch the second one. Bring on the popcorn!
Another thing I did last night (after finishing my third Christmas ornament) was get back to work on "Break Time" by Stoney Creek. Good grief, they love their color changes, color blends, and backstitching, don't they??? Oooooooooh, but they are so worth it. Watch for an updated picture later in the week, probably Thursday night or Friday.
Take care, happy frog-free stitching, and bye for now!