So I have been working on my first Christmas Card for 2011. I know it's a bit early but I wanted to get a head start. So the design I have done is called "Snowman and Deer" and it is from a pattern book by Leisure Arts called "Fast & Festive 50 Christmas Designs". I bought it from a company called Sew and So. I have ordered quite a few items from this company and they have amazing customer service and fast delivery. I really like the designs in this book and can see myself stitching all 50 of them over time. I normally find with a pattern book that I like about 50% of the designs so was very happy when I looked at this one. So here is a picture of my first Christmas Card for 2011. I have another 5 to stitch to complete one of my goals.
The pattern stated to do all the white in B5200 but for the white of the snowman I used one strand of B5200 and one strand of E5200 (metallic pearl). I wanted to differentiate between the white on his hat and scarf and the white of the snow. I'm not sure it shows up very well on the photo but I am pleased with the result.