Finished! Glittery Garland joins Snow Blossoms in my new line of Snowballz designs. I am including a bead and button pack with these patterns, each different, as I usually do with passion to work found and repurposed beads and buttons into my designs. Each stitcher can decorate their garland in their own unique fashion. The design stitches up at 83w x 83h. I used Wichelt Imports' 28ct. Watercress hand-dyed jobelan, stitching over two threads with DMC flosses and Kreinik #4 braids.
Buck & Eugene
Next up, a design inspired by my Dad and his cousin Eugene. Dad passed away in March of 2010, and Eugene, September 2011. Both men lived with a genetic disorder and stubbornly fought for many years. At Eugene's services, there were so many memorable pictures, including a few of Dad and Eugene having been fishing. They were friends as much as they were family, and those pictures touched me, leaving me to create this. Always in my heart, both of you.