Here is my latest small stitching finish, picked it up late Wednesday afternoon from the framer. It's a quick and easy Snippet design by Lizzie Kate, called A Good Night - Santa '04. I think it will fit nicely in a spot in our upstairs hallway. It was fun to do, especially with the Whisper fiber used for the beard and hat trim. This is a fuzzy fiber and after you finish the stitching, you "rough it up" with a piece of Velcro- this "raises" the fibers and makes it even more fuzzy. Cute!! Hopefully you can get an idea of the fuzziness in the closeup shot below. And take note of the chocolate chip cookie (button) in Santa's hand. Ah yes- he's a man after my own heart.
I have recently finished another Lizzie Kate Christmas design, but it's a gift so I cannot show you.. someone might be watching... lol
I was sad to learn that my framer is closing her business. She and her partner both require knee surgery so they'll be out of commission for a while and just decided it was a good time to give up the business. I will miss them because they have always done an awesome job on any of the needlework I have taken to them. I've never found anyone who did a better job of stretching a piece of needlework and getting it so perfectly straight. Thank you Beryl and Shirley for all the wonderful framing you have done for me!! I will surely miss you!
"Nothing gives quite the satisfaction that doing things brings." ~ Sherwood Anderson