Santa is Ready for His Journey

It is finally done!

Santa's Journey Stocking, designed by Dimensions

Santa’s Journey Stocking, designed by Dimensions

Santa’s Journey Stocking from Dimensions is now all stitched! He just needs to be washed, ironed, and stitched up into a stocking. So, still a lot more work…

Beads and colonial knots

Beads and colonial knots

I made a few minor changes–adding a few partial stitches here and there to make the edges a little smoother; taking a few liberties with backstitching; and leaving off all the white french knots that were meant to evoke snow. (I think they make the stocking look too busy and take away from the beads and french knots used elsewhere.)

He turned out even better than I was hoping.  Thankfully, the vast majority of the stained areas will be cut off or are under stitching. The gold trim along the edge of his jacket really brings the whole piece to life. The finished stocking will sparkle nicely in the light of the Christmas tree. I can’t wait to see it hung up!

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12 Responses to Santa is Ready for His Journey

  1. Catherine says:

    It looks wonderful.

  2. Juatine says:

    Beautiful stocking – I’m sure it will be treasured.

  3. Heather says:

    Congrats he looks great! You should post a tutorial on how you finish him 🙂

  4. Wow! what a beautiful stocking! Well done a lovely finish
    Hugs xx

  5. MarieP says:

    Your stocking is absolutely beautiful !!!

  6. Thoeria says:

    Your stocking looks fantastic Heather!!

  7. Brigitte says:

    Wow, what a great finish. Congratulations!

  8. Darlene says:

    The stocking looks wonderful. You did an excellent job.

  9. Renee says:

    What a gorgeous finish! Beautiful work!

  10. Joanne P says:

    Congratulations on your Happy Dance, the stocking looks great.