My dad is a very prolific stitcher - I have shown his beautiful work many times before. Sadly he does not really care for stitching samplers but he did do the lovely Rachel Hyde for me and I'm hoping he may be interested in stitching the Solomons Temple sampler on the cover of the new SANQ.
This is the Winter White Santa - design number 100 for Mirabilia. He prefers Mirabilia designs and has stitched many of them over the years.
This was our first experience using Michaels and while they were not inexpensive like I was hoping - they did do a wonderful job. My mom picked out the gorgeous moulding all by herself and I must say it is absolutely perfect for this piece - she also picked the silver gray velour mat used on the top. When I arrived at Michaels that day - she was struggling for an inner mat and I picked the midnight blue. So this beautiful Santa is already hanging on my wall - I went out in wind and ugly weather to pick him up today.
With no further ado - here he is
apparently I can't take straight photo to save my life - sorry about the crack on my couch cushions.
Between the horrible lighting and my crummy IPhone photo - you really can't see any of the beauty and details in all the beading.
A close up shot of the frame moulding and a bit of the beading around the tree. Take my word for it - it is just a lovely piece - I can brag because it is my dad's work and my mom's framing choices - so I'm allowed to gush over this piece. EXQUISITE ! So magical - that is all I can say.