Sunday, December 19, 2010

limited edition ornaments

Each summer, Needle Nicely issues a limited edition ornament.  This year's is a Santa who looks like he's doing a jumping jack.  The kit includes the painted canvas, fibers, stitch instructions and a color copy of the stitched ornament. 

The red elements of Santa's suit in stitched in Petite Very Velvet in the mosaic stitch.  The black areas are encroaching gobelin done in Neon Rays Plus.

I love using Kit Kin (or Whisper) for fur and hair.  Here I did Santa's beard in the long/short split stitch.  His mustache is done in the chain stitch.  The pom-pom on his cap is Turkey work and one of my favorite stitches, the French knot, is used for the furry trim. 

The belt buckle is Balger #8 002HL.  The facial features and background are all stitched in DMC perle 5.

He was fun to stitch and makes me smile when I look at him.

You can see our other limited edition ornaments at


  1. He's a real cutie! Love the mustache and beard!

  2. He is wonderful! Lots of personality - and simple, and dressed as Santa should be. Great choice of stitches and threads!