Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Finally--a finish!


My Amanda Lawford Santa is finally finished, after working on it for more than a year.  It's by no means my first finish of 2015, but the other completed projects were for my Needlepoint Now column.  This Santa is my very own, so he had to take a back seat from time to time  so I could make a magazine deadline working someone else's canvas!

One small detail needs to be attended to before I can send him to a finisher:  he needs a real bell dangling from the end of his cap.  It's probably easier to find a jingle bell in November than it is in March, but I'll do a little hunting and hopefully find one soon.  Then I need to decide on a finisher, one who knows the meaning of the word "simple" and resists the temptation to slap a bunch of bows on him and hide all my stitching.

I'm waiting for a canvas that I've ordered to arrive--another project that will take some time but one I'm really looking forward to.  So stay tuned!

6 comments:

Needle Nicely said...

Anne, what size bell do you need? All of the world can be looking for you. Your finish is really magnificent.

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

I have tiny bells in gold and silver. The gold are 6mm and the silver 8mm. They may not be large enough but you could cluster several.... They are the classic sleigh bell style, just as Amanda painted. If you want some, let me know and I'll ship them out.

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

I'm at chillyhollow at hotmail dot com, by the way. That way I won't miss your reply. Jane, waving from CH where between Mary Agnes and me you never have to be without bells again (LOL)

Anne Stradal said...

I need one gold bell--ideally 9/16 inch but 5/8 inch would do. Thanks for thinking of me!

Nancy L said...

Congratulations - it's beautiful! What an achievement.

sudukc said...

He is lovely, but anything you stitch is lovely. My Amanda is still waiting inspiration.