Wednesday, September 4, 2013


Well, I finally wrapped up number four of the fifth bunch o'lil flakes. Am incredibly pleased with how they turned out. I debated, you see. I wasn't sure if I wanted to do a fifth installation of the little dudes. Overkill? But then I thought about it and decided that maybe with a wee bit of freshening up, they might just work.

I know there are a lot of stitchers that just abhor backstitching. However it's always been a part of my designing. But then most of my designing has had an animated feel to it. Backstitching adds to that.  So, instead of rigidly following the edges, I decided to try and outline as freely as I backstitch smiles, thinking about drawing with a sharpie felt marker. Did the same thing for the Lil Boos and Boo Crew.

Lil Flakes #5

We went camping over the long weekend. It was enjoyable and I did a few things I haven't done in 25 years. Like tubing down the river.  Did a lot of sketching, too. Tried out my new flower loom. Hammered out some new ideas for fresh patterns. 

Not sure what I'm moving on to next just yet. I will have to do some charting and see what calls loudest to me.


  1. You LiL Flakes are so cute!!!! I love snowmen designs!!!!! Great job!

    1. Thank you! Sometimes I wonder if I'm getting stuck- making too many snowmen designs, but they are well received, so I'll just keep going!


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