I like several of the LHN ornaments. Not all of them, mind you. Some are a bit too "cutesy" for me. This one, however, is irresistible. A snowy winter landscape, snow people, a bird ... what more could anyone want? I continue to be puzzled at the Be Merry wording on it though. I would've sworn on my stash of Stacy Nash's that the name of this ornament was Be Merry. A little joke played by the designer to keep us on our toes I guess : ) Since I had this ornament kitted up I decided to boldly gate crash Sally & Barb's SAL party. My plan was to start stitching it as soon as I finished LHN's Winter Forest & I did just that. I started stitching on Monday & here's where I stopped last night.
Poor Mrs. Snowman looks a bit like something out of a horror movie with what appears to be big, sunken eyes. Actually the pattern calls for the eyes to be, heaven help me, colonial knots. Those big open spaces that are currently in her face are where her rosy cheeks are supposed to be. The designer wants me to use DMC 3774. I am out of DMC 3774 & I don't have a LNS where I can just zip out to purchase a skein. I tried various substitutes without any success & decided to just leave those rosy cheeks blank for now ... but I was looking at other LHN ornament charts this morning (anticipation of the next start) when I found a snow guy with cheeks of DMC 948. I will give that a try tonight.
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