Stitching was going along great on my Santa with Snowman project. On Sunday I took a good look at what I had been doing and —
I am not a fan of the bargello pattern, way too busy for the space it is in. When I look at the photo and compare it to my stitching I realized that the chart in the stitch guide was not the same as the model photo. The instructions used a step of two but the photo is smoother, less busy and used a step of one. I removed all the stitching from the main body of Santa and started over.
As I stitched, I worried that I would run out of thread — I did start with a fresh card of Splendor. I had just enough Flair and plenty of Balger. And it looks so much better….
Very Good Santa
Now to decide how much background to stitch. I’m not sure that I will follow the curve that is drawn but …. ???