Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Shop stitching, RUSH job 7

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.


  1. There are a lot of little details in this design, which makes it so attractive but also slow going.