Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Stocking is Almost Done

I've been working on this piece on a regular basis, but as I am a fairly slow stitcher, it's taken me a while. So here it is:

Looking pretty good! It's a Dimensions kit from 1996 called "Here Comes Santa Claus." I still have to make and attach the cording for the reins and Santa's whip plus attach the few beads. I'm also changing the threads that will accent the sleigh. 

Here is the kit photo so that you can see the sleigh details as designed.

The kit calls for some gold thread mixed with gold metallic for the shiny metal sleigh trim and just gold thread for the dull trim on the back. Instead, I will be using DMC Memory Thread. I think this will look better.

I've never used Memory Thread before and I'm looking forward to playing with it.