|Nordic Snowman's Face and Background|
Speaking of the background, you can see I've started working it in a textured stitch made up of a diagonal mosaic variation. Here's how you stitch regular mosaic stitch.
If you look at the stitch in the margin of my canvas, you can see that one does a 5 stitch length of diagonal mosaic in a row, then does another length slanting the other way for the second row. A cluster of these stitches looks like a snowflake to me. I am using Burmilana in the beautiful blue #3873 which matches the sky color. This is an open stitch. When I come to the white dot of a snowflake, I skip over it although to date all the snowflakes have fallen in open spots where there is no diagonal mosaic stitch.
I like the texture, especially since most of the snowman is in plain smooth tent stitches. It makes a nice contrast. You can also see in the photo that I am adding one tent stitch all around the canvas as I stitch it to help in finishing.
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