Friday, November 20, 2015
Another "behind the scenes" finale
Patchwork Snowman, designed by Liz Goodrick-Dillon, was the subject of my column in the November/December issue of Needlepoint Now. Here it is, in its two-foot-plus splendor, as finished by Needle Nicely in Vero Beach, Florida.
This was a fun and challenging canvas: there are a lot of little details and a tremendous amount of fur trim in this design! But a lot of different threads were used--Petite Very Velvet, Silk Lame Braid, Impressions, Burmilana, Felicity's Garden, Kreinik metallics and DMC cotton floss--which made it easier to sustain momentum in stitching.
The stocking is a companion to Nutcracker Christmas and will be a Christmas present for my darling new daughter-in-law. Another family wedding is scheduled for 2016, so I need to get cracking on another set of stockings!