Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Morning After: Wallpapering all done

Since my last post, I have completed all the different sections of the wallpaper behind Santa's big chair. A big calendar has been stitched with the background in gold using Kreinik with DEC stitched in red using DMC floss the same colour as used in the wallpaper. The number 25 has been stitched using some black DMC floss.
Now all that remains to do is the carpet under Santa's chair and then completing the flooring in front of the carpet, which will not take long. After that Santa's socks, his shirts or top underwear or sweater as I am still debating this and then his suspenders and it will be all done. I got some really good advice from Jane, Pat, Terry and Cyn for Santa's shirt (see comments on previous post) so will see what looks the best once the carpet has been stitched. I should hopefully receive this afternoon some new threads that may make my decisions easier.
I am hoping to be able to post the next and final photo of this project in a couple days and then I will be moving to Mrs Santa :-)
Pierrette =^..^=


Terry said...

I would say all he needs is a large class of milk and some cookies beside him on a little coffee table but no doubt he has already has his fill of them on his world trip the previous night.

Am eagerly awaiting to see what sort of sweater he will be wearing, just had a thought what about an Aran sweater as they are really warm and that is what he might have worn whilst on his sleigh ride

NCPat said...

Very nice! He is just so cozy!

Anne Stradal said...

Terry hit it on the head when she mentioned the Aran sweater. That was exactly what I was thinking when I designed this. The Smyrna stitches called for in the stitch guide give the sweater a "bumpy" appearance, like the popcorn stitches in Irish fisherman sweaters. Gotta love the Irish! LOL

Love to Stitch 99 said...


....... or a little Cognac (lol)

Pierrette =^..^=

Love to Stitch 99 said...


That is true, those Irish sweaters are good looking :-)

Pierrette =^..^=

Possibilities, Etc. said...

The Aran sweater is what he needs! Also - he forgot to change his calendar.

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Hi Judy,

I think that Anne would disagree with you on the date here.

Santa worked most of the night starting Dec 24 - 25 and he is now sleeping it off on the 25th while his wife is fixing the turkey with all the trimming (grinning)

Would you believe that I still have not made up my mind about his sweater/shirt/etc.

Pierrette =^..^=

Cyn said...

Hi Pierrette,

He is looking so relaxed!

I'm looking forward to seeing what you will do with his shirt. :-)

Windy Meadow