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« on: July 16, 2008 12:41:14 PM »

The pattern is Aunt Martha and be purchased at www.colonialpatterns.com 

I still can't decide if I'm satisfied with how the igloo turned out.  The DMC pearlescents (metallic) thread I picked out ended up kicking my butt so I carefully pulled it out and bought some DMC varigated thread  which was easy peasy to work with since it's cotton.  I used the varigated thread for the igloo and the mounds of snow around the girl and dog.  The ice mountains in the background are just stitched in gray.  I'm starting to feel that I should have stitched the igloo in black to make it stand out more.     

I used 4 strands of thread for everything, except for the girl's and dog's facial features I used 2 strands.  This is the first time I used 4 stands instead of all 6 and I think I will use 4 strands for future projects.  Not too many fancy stitches to show off here.  I mainly used backstitch, but I used satin stitch for the dog's tongue and nose and for the girl's lips, stem stitch for the girl's hair, and straight (seed?) for the parka's fluff and green accents on the parka and boots.

This was a cute pattern and fun to stitch up, despite not being fully satisfied with how the igloo came out.   
I may need to iron my tea towel and try scanning it again, it looks a little wrinkly in the image below.

Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2008 01:07:51 PM »

i like it! you are your own worst critic. i think it definitely looks snow covered!
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2008 01:38:13 PM »

I love this.  It's really adorable.   I think the igloo is great.

I also appreciate knowing how many strands you use--- I'm still experimenting myself and I've only used six strands so far.

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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2008 01:42:08 PM »

I think it's darling! I like the color choices you used. Looks very icy and cold.  Smiley
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2008 03:14:12 PM »

thanks for the comments, I did want it to look so snowy and cold, so I'm glad that y'all like the thread I picked out for the igloo  Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2008 03:15:39 PM »

This is too cute!  And I LOVE that the igloo is in muted shades.  It says "I'm a real igloo...not some stinkin' drawing of an igloo!  And I'm cute to boot!"  Good job! 

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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2008 03:56:24 PM »

that is the most adorable tea towel i have ever seen!

« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2008 04:02:55 PM »

It's so cute!! The igloo looks great!! Don't worry about that!

« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2008 04:36:22 PM »

I think it looks great just like it is, nice work!

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