I'm doing a very happy dance over here in Sweden!!
Well, tonight I have finished my Swedish Santa UFO that I started over ten years ago!!!
I decided to stitch on it today as part of my Friday Frolicing , and it looked like this when I started stitching on it midday . . .
So I finished the sky and did some backstitched tree outlines and other missing bits of backstitch . Eventually I couldn't find any more missing stitches so here it is , AT LAST :
You may remember that I struggled with what to do about the Santas facial features . . . The original chart was not very precise , and when I tried to stitch the eyes etc following the chart it just looked horrible ! So then I thought I'd just leave out the details of the face . . . However , today I decided to try to add something to the face, so I stitched one eye and a happy mouth . I'm actually quite pleased with how his face turned out and it definitely looks better than on the original chart : )
So once again , here is another look at my FINISHED Swedish Santa picture that I started to stich over ten years ago , when I still lived in England . The chart is from a Swedish magazine dated 2003 so it is about time , wouldn't you say ? !
I feel really good about this finish : = )
Hope you all have a good weekend filled with stitching!