Tah-dah! The snowman standth! Had to make a drawing of the positions of the animals and tree so I could leave holes for them in the snow ground I am now beading. Even put some seeds in the snow that have fallen from the wheat sheaf in his arms. I am very pleased with the way the staff/wand helps balance the figure as well as giving it the support of the strong dark line. I feel I will be able to get this done in time for the contest unless I get more ideas.
Here is a close-up of the canteen I did on Sunday. It really turned out well. Used a tiny glass bottle I had gotten from Fire Mountain in a sale.