I'm sure some of you have forgotten the Pippin Studio mini-stocking that I was stitching on several months ago. I resurrected it to stitch on as relief from the frustration I was feeling stitching on the 5" Christmas tree designed by Susan Roberts. My husband even asked when I would be done with that section of "the tree" because I was muttering so much. All is well with the world (that section is successfully finished) and I also completed this Pippin Studio mini-stocking.
This first photo is to show how I started the diagonal mosaic over the longest part of the toe section. This enabled me to establish the stitch in all its glory. I then turned the canvas upside down to complete the area toward the top of the stocking (with the sawtooth edges). It made life much easier than trying to hop-scotch around those sawtooth pieces.
I wanted the toe to look different from the cuff area, so I left out the French knots. Then I did the chain stitch swoops on the dark green in Kreinik Balger metallic. Warning: It's awkward to shape into the stitch because of its stiffness/kinkiness. But I do like the finished effect.
In another finish, I completed the couching filigree design on the 1st section of Susan Roberts' 5" Christmas tree.