Two feet of snow does not make for ideal photographic conditions. But I wanted to post these two cards I completed so we'll just have to deal with the blur. You'll have to trust me that the real life versions of each are so much more appealing.
The first is destined to be a birthday card, but really could work as a very cute Valentine. This panda is in honor of our new panda at the Washington National Zoo. The design is by
Durene Jones. She offered a free Calender SAL for 2015 on her Facebook Group. Each month has a charming little cartoon critter doing something appropriate for the month. I think she's a master of the UK sketchy back-stitch style of x-stitch. This one is done over 2 on 28 ct Cashel in a light mocha.
For an actual Valentine card, I turned to "Have a Heart" by Val's Stitchin' Stuff. No matter how much tinkering I did, this photo ended up looking very washed out. The whole thing pops nicely in person. I think of this as a snowman begging Mother Nature to have heart next time she decides to dump so much snow in this area! This is done on 18 ct hand-dyed "Into the Sky" Aida from Sassy's Fabbys.
Finally got out to walk a bit yesterday and took the car out for an airing today. But there is still a long way to go before normalcy returns.