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.