A kiss for snowman | Dimensions

 
 
Hello Peeps,
 
 
While recuperating from my eyes surgery, back in June,
I spent my time off stitching to my heart's content.
 
The weather was warm at the time and I ended up starting a cheeky
new project that would make me feel a bit cooler
 
 
A kiss for snowman
from Dimensions
Designed by Hazel Lincoln
 
 


This beautiful design comes as a kit, which contains
18 count white Aida fabric, pre-sorted stranded cotton threads & needle.
 
Of course, I cannot work on 18 count fabric, this is way too small for me to cope.
So I have swapped it for a bigger 16 count, from Sewitall.
 
I have also been extra careful not to waste any of the threads.
Fingers crossed I will have enough to finish it,
otherwise I will have to explain my dilemma to Dimensions and hope they can help me.
 
I have used their kits in the past and always ended up with plenty spare threads, so we shall see.
 
This is where I have left it, after a week of work.



 
I do have quite a few on going WIPs at the moment,
but I will try my best to add a few more little crosses on this cutie before the year end.
 
 
Toodles,
Mii

Comments

  1. Happy to hear your are making full use of your recovery time to stitch. Hope you are in no pain. the snowman has such a cheerful face. Crossing my fingers the thread holds out! Mary

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    1. Back to normal now!
      I hope I will have enough threads, I'm being so careful :)

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  2. Aww, your snowman is cute! I like to stitch something with snow or snowmen also when it's warm or hot outside. Sounds like your recuperation is going well!

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    1. Recup went well, felt nothing after the surgery at all, even wondered if they did something :) It was harder to get over the general anaesthetics really.
      It was my first time stitching a winter design in summer, and it was great fun!

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  3. Ah,j'adore enfin un peu de neige!
    Et au milieu de ces petites croix enneigée un thé pour oublier la canicule!
    Mii tu as bien choisi!
    Belle restant de semaine a toi

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  4. Aw, such a cute project! I already feel cooler looking at it.

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  5. Finally a wip that actually reflects the weather down under LOL! We don't quite have snow it rarely gets to minus temps where I am at but it's still freezing! One good thing about having to recover is the stitching time we get to have. I think you will be fine with the thread, it's not too much difference between 16 and 18ct. He is looking mighty fine so far.
    Happy stitching stunner
    xo Alicia

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    1. Lol, thanks sweetie!!
      Glad this design fits with your current weather-ish!
      I think I will have enough threads too, I'm making sure not to waste it, just to be on the safe side ;)

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  6. Oh what a lovely Pattern, and a great start - i like to kiss a snowman too - Today we have the hottest day of the week - 33 degrees Celsius.
    Hugs, Martina

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    1. Enjoy the great weather Martina!
      Was away last week enjoying heat & sun... Now back in UK and it is really cool, half the temperatures I was enjoying while away :(

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  7. che bellezza, verrà benissimo e vedrai che il filo basterà

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  8. What a wonderful new project. It is very cute.
    Your start is wonderful.
    Best wishes Manuela

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  9. What a lovely design! I do hope you have enough threads to complete it. Dimensions have always been really great when I have contacted them about threads....I seem to have tons of one colour left but short on others, it never seems to be just right!

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    1. I remembered you contacting them and they are always so kind to come to the rescue, I'm sure they will be happy to help me if I do run out :)

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  10. I have this one, I really must start it. The little girl looks like my granddaughter. Beautiful stitching

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    1. I love the snowman's cute little face and the overall colours, so sweet!

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  11. Quel beau bonhomme de neige à croquer !!! Je fond! bises

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  12. Love this one Mii, it is so cute I may be tempted one of these days .
    But must get my pile down first .
    Your stitching looks wonderful.

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    1. Thank you June!
      I had this kit in my stash for ages, I've finally succumbed to temptation :D

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  13. Such an adorable design, cute!

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  14. This is such a lovely design:)

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  15. Good cooling! We need it too :-)
    Hugs!

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  16. Gorgeous new start Ingrid.

    Linda

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  17. That is such a charming design. Hope you have enough thread and no annoying frogs!

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    1. Lol, being French, I don't have frogs!! :D

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  18. Oh I love this sweet snowman...he is adorable. Hope you have a great recovery. So happy you were able to enjoy stitching while healing. RJ @ stitching friends forever

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  19. It's adorable - I like to stitch cool things when it's hot too.

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    1. Thanks, it was a first but won't be the last :)

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  20. What a darling piece that is! Hope the eyes are doing very well now.

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    1. Eyes are fine and most importantly, I won't lose more sight!!

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  21. Oh my, Ingrid, such a great project. When it's very hot outside stitching a design with a snowman just cools your down a bit, doesn't it? Lol.

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  22. Your stitchery is wonderful (as always) "A kiss for Snowman" is comingalong so gorgeously.

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  23. What a sweet design! I hope you will all right soon!

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  24. I love this design !!! Well chosen !
    Happy stitching !

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  25. What a sweet design! I'm glad your eye surgery is over--that must have been very scary. Anything having to do with the eyes makes me very nervous!

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    1. Yes, it was scary but had to be done otherwise I could have become blind. I am the same and this is why I was fully under when they did what they had to do, otherwise they wouldn't have been able to touch me!! So glad it's done though, I can now enjoy stitching again :)

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  26. Brrr, well it's cheaper than air-con! Great work so far, I am sure threads will last.
    If you get down to one length of a colour you can always blend one strand of kit thread with one strand of DMC to make it go further.

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    1. Thanks for the tip Jo!
      I'm sure Dimensions will be happy to come to the rescue too :)

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  27. Hope your recovery is going smoothly! Love the snowman and the little girl looks so sweet.

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    1. Thanks Faith, I've loved this design for ever and am so glad I've finally started it!!

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  28. So cute, and a great start on it.

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  29. Un modèle parfait pendant ta convalescence...
    Il fait chaud ici aussi mais j'adore ça !
    Biz
    Christel
    http://toilesetfils.blogspot.fr

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    1. Merci Christel de ta visite et commentaire!
      Desole pour retard dans ma reponse.

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  30. Bardzo podoba mi się ten zimowy widoczek.

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  31. I love this one! You stitched so much while you were recovering. I like Jo's tip for stretching out your thread to make it last.

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    1. Thank you Justine!
      I sadly haven't had the opportunity to work on it since...

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  32. mi piace molto il disegno che hai scelto...buon lavoro

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  33. Hope your recovery is still going well. A lovely piece, so cute.

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    1. Thanks Andrea!
      Fully recovered and hoping to return to regular stitching and blogging ;)

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  34. Oh your new stitch is so adorable!

    I'm so sorry to hear about your eye surgery but glad to hear that you are recovering well.

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    1. Thank you Sally for your visit!
      Apologies for late reply.

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    1. Thanks!
      16 ct is not so big ;D
      My picture could be misleading, I love to play with the zoom and show as much details as I can on my shots!

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  36. Great start Ingrid, this is a lovely pattern.

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  37. This is one of the kits I have waiting to be stitched up too. There is no way I would be able to work on 18ct fabric, I will see how it goes for you before I buy some fabric to use. x

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    1. Lol, this is why I am not to fond of kits... but the design is so sweet!!
      I honestly think I will have enough threads to finish it off... when however, is another question! :D

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  38. Your start ist wonderful, I love that new project!

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  39. What great use of recovery time - and great progress already! Hope your recovery is still going well x

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    1. Back to my old self, just trying to go back in the swing of stitching & blogging!

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  40. Lovely new start Ingrid.

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  41. This is one of my favourite kits, hope to stitch it one day.AriadnefromGreece!

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  42. il avance super vite bravo !

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  43. Oh, it's so cute! What a wonderful new project. I hope your eyes are better now! :D

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  44. Oh, he looks gorgeous, Ingrid - have fun stitching him.

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  45. Beautiful work! I have this one as my travel project and add a few x's whenever I can. I hope your surgery went well.

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    1. I hope you've managed to add a few x on this project since your comment... I haven't had the chance :(

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  46. So beautiful ! Hope your eyes are well and not stressed with lots of stitching.

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    1. My eyes are fine! You wouldn't have known I had laser surgery on them. The hardest was to recover from the general anaesthetic!

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  47. I can totally relate to your thing with eyes as I have advanced myopia myself. I went through some surgeries too sme time ago. I am glad that your eyes are fine now! Great stitching!

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  48. Ciao Mii :) Come stanno i tuoi occhi?

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