Snow White

My present to myself for US Mother’s Day

Snow White by Bella Filipina. Stitched with DMC, Petite Treasure Braid and move 700 various beads. Unlike most Nora Corbett patterns – there was little block stitching in this pattern Add to that – the pattern and written recommendations didn’t always match, especially with the vines. I wound up substituting a significant number of green seed beads for random PTB green stitches. I like how she looks, but it may be a while before I tackle either Alice or Jasmine (the other two patterns in the series).

Compared to that – finishing this month’s dragon was easy –

and I agree with everyone who mentioned that they think of him as needing to be red – related to blood, fire, life, and sacrifice rather than blue. But hey – not my mythology. Usual decent reference here

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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2 Responses to Snow White

  1. AlisonH says:

    That’s a wonderful dragon!

    And way way better than the statue of that name in San Jose. The sculptor gave a mini version to a member of the then-city council, she loved it, she talked the city into commissioning a large version of it for a park, they agreed.

    And then the new council royally ticked off the sculptor.

    Scott Herhold wrote a column about it. Basically, the mini was copper turned to turquoise. The new big one in the park? He painted it black. It looks like what the dragon left behind. This is said to have been deliberate, but the sculptor’s gone now so you can’t ask him.

    • Holly says:

      Red, blue, purple – or any metal color make sense. But I am surprised that the city council hasn’t either painted it or removed it!

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