My beads finally arrived and I finished off Christmas Angel.
Here she is as she heads off to storage...
Start date November 16, 2009
Finish date January 12, 2010
Fabric 32ct Pewter Lugana
Total hours 73.25
Because I was obsessive and wrote down tons of numbers, I'll share them. The crosses took 54.5 hours, the backstitch 13.75 and the beads 5, for a total time of 73.25 hours.
The snowflakes are actually in the exact position as charted. Even the ones out in spaces. Hey, what can I say, I was in a very strange mood!
And copying from the last post about her, all the changes I made:
Some of the snowflakes are supposed to have grey centres but I didn't like it, so they're all transparent.
No halo because I think it looks better without.
No french knots because a)I hate them. b)She's fine without.
No backstitch on the sleeves.
I also used 002 instead of 102 for the inside of the wings.
Replaced the transparent beads in her earring with white ones.
Slightly off topic: these snowflakes (like every single stitched one I've seen) are 8-sided. Traditionally snowflakes are 6-sided. I assume there's something about the 6-sides that makes it much much harder to chart than an 8-sided. (Even I can do an 8-sided!)
Here's my question: has anyone come across a 6-sided cross stitch snowflake?