Backstitching Santa

Where has the time gone, stitchy friends? The last time I looked it was the end of August with a week of summer vacation still to go. Now we are into the third week of school and fall is only a few days away. The last few weeks have been full of end-of-summer activities, getting used to a new schedule, kids’ birthday parties, and other fun things. But, of course, I’ve found time for some stitching.

Santa's Journey Stocking, designed by Dimensions (WIP)

Santa’s Journey Stocking, designed by Dimensions (WIP)

Look!! Santa’s Journey Stocking is getting very close to being finished. All the stitching is done, and I’ve also completed a large part of the backstitching. I still have a whole bunch of couching to do, some beads to attach, and then a tonne of French knots (actually, I’ll be doing colonial knots). But, I am pretty much on the home stretch now. Yay!

Close-up view of Santa's face

Close-up view of Santa’s face

I’m so confident that I’ve actually got the next stocking out. I thought about starting to sort the colours, but I want to stay focused on Santa’s Journey. The temptation is so strong, though.

Sleigh Ride at Dusk Stocking, designed by Dimensions

Sleigh Ride at Dusk Stocking, designed by Dimensions

Smalls SAL – Guess what! It is almost Smalls SAL check-in time. The last Wednesday of the month is just over a week away. The check-in post will be up on September 30th, and I will also be sending out a reminder email the same day. If you’d like to sign up for the reminder email, just head on over here. I only use that mailing list to send out Smalls SAL reminders, and your email address will be perfectly safe.

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10 Responses to Backstitching Santa

  1. Sheryl says:

    This stocking is really stunning, such a lot of work and colour changes. Very tempting to start on the next stocking.

  2. Joanne P says:

    Your stocking is gorgeous, the backstitch makes all the difference. Especially on his face.

  3. Heather says:

    Lovely stitching I love the stocking. I can’t wait to see it with all of the beads attached and all of the knots done.

  4. maggie says:

    Your stocking is wonderful! and your planned one is just as lovely too.

  5. Susan says:

    It looks amazing. That is one of the better Santa faces I have seen in a long time.

  6. Juatine says:

    These sticking look amazing! Just think how much more you will enjoy sorting threads knowing the Santa stocking is finished. ..

  7. Kocham takie świąteczne skarpety! Twoja wygląda wspaniale. Następna to mój ulubiony kulig.

  8. Darlene says:

    The stocking is looking great. Remember the faster you finish this stocking the faster you can sort the threads for the next one.

  9. I am in awe, your stitching is wonderful!

  10. Meari says:

    The stocking turned out beautiful!