I've been whittling away at basketweaving the large wreath on the mantle. I also stitched the features on the top angel. I stitched the trim on her hood in continental with kit kin (whisper); her cuffs stitched in cashmere stitch, alternating the direction, also in kit kin; and the trim on the bottom of her robe in French knots, again in kit kin. Her hair (bangs) are French knots; her facial features and hands are tent stitch using DMC perle 5.
The "snowflakes" are Balger metallic in a combination of Smyrna crosses, slanted gobelin, and tent stitches. The red ornaments are basketweave, again in Balger metallic. And I remembered to backtrack and stitch the snowman's carrot nose in orange DMC perle.
I'm anxious to shift the canvas so I can work on Santa, the doll and her carriage. But first I have to deal with the fireplace with its fire and black background.