WIP Weds: Prairie Schooler Stitching

I needed a break from big stitching projects, so I went through my stash of cross-stitch charts and pulled out the “Evergreen” pattern by The Prairie Schooler. I am stitching the motifs as separate ornaments rather than as one big picture. I started and completed the first Santa in a few days.

Here’s my start:


I chose an 18 count aida fabric for the ornaments in an oatmeal color. I should have chosen a darker fabric because the white thread does not show up real well.

Here’s Santa after another stitching session:


I love the simple color palette for this chart. It’s a fun, quick stitch.

And, finally, I finished Santa yesterday:


It looks like he is supposed to be holding and/or throwing a snowball. And, I love his shifty, expressive little eyes. I plan to stitch a few more motifs from this chart, and then I will finish them as individual ornaments. I’ll probably so some kind of flat-backed finishing, but we’ll see.

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5 Responses to WIP Weds: Prairie Schooler Stitching

  1. Catherine says:

    So cute, and it’s always nice to work on small projects every now and then!

  2. wybrow1966 says:

    Looks like you are starting early for Christmas this year – a good idea as it seems to creep up very quickly once the summer is over!

  3. kathyreeves says:

    Sometimes a quick afternoon project is just the ticket!

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