Oh, Dearies...I forgot how much I love these Santa canvases! I have had them in my stash at least fifteen years, and I pull them out every December to play, but it seems like forever since I've actually gotten to them.
When I pulled this out yesterday, the hat (minus the star) and sleeves were completed.
Within a few hours I completed his mittens, the bottom of his tunic, his socks, and his boots:
I started the central part of the tunic at about 10:00...definitely past my bedtime...and I could have stayed awake all night finishing it had prudence not prevailed.
I am stitching this with a stitch guide written by the artist, Pat Thode, but I switched the threads to Vineyard Silks. Oh my goodness, they are absolutely lovely!
There are several more in the series waiting to be done, and one already finished in the FUPPY box under the bed. If I complete another (or two or three) I might actually send them off for final finishing after the first of the year.
Needless to say, my basket has yet to be filled. As soon as it is, I promise a glimpse of Christmases past, present, and future!
Buzzy and I are doing our thing, and then it's home for a walk and vegetable soup. We were supposed to have a winter storm overnight but missed it, so I should be able to get out there and loop the block a few times while the soup simmers away.
Happy Monday to one and all. I hope you had a peaceful, restful weekend and that the week ahead is full of fun! Come tell me all about it!