Sunday, February 13, 2011
Here comes Trouble!
The last in the series of ornament canvases based on The Nutcracker ballet is Fritz, Clara's mischievous little brother. He's the little imp who grabs the Nutcracker from Clara's loving arms and--in the process of trying to crack too large a nut--manages to break the Nutcracker's jaw.
Fritz is dressed in his holiday best, with a party hat, fancy suit and tie. But such finery doesn't stop him from galloping around on his hobby horse in the midst of the assembled party-goers. He is, after all, a typical little boy--full of fun and high spirits.
He's also a diminutive figure, who won't lend himself to a lot of fancy stitches. I'll need to pick a background stitch in keeping with his size to liven up this canvas a little--so stay tuned!