Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Pelicans everywhere, xi
And getting back to the last Christmas stocking Needle Nicely stitched for a customer--this is the doll's face and hair. I'm not as artistic as Helen is with stitching faces, but this is definitely an improvement on the painted face! The hair is the long-short split stitch using 3 colors of DMC floss (1 strand of the darkest, 2 strands of a medium and 3 strands of the lightest color).
This photograph shows the same long-short split stitch for the little girl's hair in the same blending combination. And you can see to the left of the picture, the turkey work pom-pom on Santa's cap. I usually don't trim this until the stocking is finished, but the grandmother was going to display this on Christmas day.