This piece is The Next Big Thing:
Celeste is my Granddaughter who is due later this month, the first of next month.
The stocking is a Rebecca Wood Designs stocking but they changed it a little at my daughter’s request. Originally, the stocking looked like this:
But my daughter wanted a wolf on it instead. I was a little worried that a wolf would appear to be too menacing but not to worry, Rebecca made me a beautiful stocking. I didn’t remember that I changed the top of the stocking to add the bells, but that looks pretty good too.
Here’s the picture of the canvas with all the beautiful threads:
I thought of my friend, Anne Stradal, at the Cape Stitcher, when I was feeling overwhelmed by all this thread and stitching. It seems to me that Anne always breaks down her pieces into small bites. And when I talked to her about it, that’s what she encouraged me to do. Because thinking about doing it all at once is certainly overwhelming.
The French Knot in Fort Worth, Texas ordered the stocking for me and did the stitch guide and pulled the threads. There are a lot of my favorite threads there, but there are also some new ones I’m excited to try. I think the stitch guide is going to be great!
I’ll keep you posted on my progress.