Now for the hard part, finishing him as an ornament!I have determined that he needs to be finshed as a rectangle. Originally I wanted to turn him into a circle or an oval but that will not work. His little hat throws the dimensions off too much.
Hopefully I can get that done soon. I like to finish an ornament and then put it away until the holidays so it seems fresh.
My next project, (besides my braided rug) will be 'Tis the Gift from La-D-Da.
It is a small design and should stitch up quickly.
I am a little concerned about the Sable (brown). Most of the color is a nice mellow brown, but at the end it goes to a blackish color. I really don't think this looks too good in the border and in the letters. It is just too much of a change in color.
This is the problem I have with the hand-dyed threads. I think they need to be more subtle in the color changes. I was considering ripping it out, but I guess I will let it go and see how it looks.
I have made a small start.