Thursday, 19 August 2010

The Green Santa is finished...


... with the exception of a small bit of cording between the buttons and the blue bird's eye, only noticed this as I uploaded the picture. I have made a small start on the next figure.


I still have one more evening to go on this so I'm hoping for more progress tonight. Last weekend was spent away so there was little opportunity for stitching. However, I did make some progress on the Victorian Tree. Only the beading and the candles to do on this one.


Some questions have been asked in the comments to the last few posts. Here are the answers. The frame that White Nights is being done on is an Elbesee floor frame whose rollers will take fabric 36" wide. White Nights is 31" wide so the smaller 30"
frame would have been too small. The frame came from Sew and So and about this time last year (here)stopped White Nights becoming a UFO.

I would like to hang some Halloween ornaments on the light tree but I don't have any. Only two Just Nan WhimZis in their frames which might be too heavy. An excuse for dropping everything and remedying the situation?

13 comments:

Mel said...

Looking just great Jen! :)

Sea said...

You mean you have no small halloween charts..... :O shock horror...I know there are usually some in most magazines at the right time of year.

Lisa said...

Some lovely progress on your christmas SAL.

Jules said...

B-E-A-Utiful!!! Love the green Santa...very festive!

Blu said...

Green Santa looks awesome.
I say put away the Santas. You've got time till Christmas, not so much till Halloween. You need to remedy the two ornie situation! Stat!

Lesleyanne said...

Congratulations on finishing your Green Santa - he is gorgeous.

Ginnie said...

You have some lovely stitching there.

grannyanne said...

It has been a long haul with the Santas but you are getting there. The Blackbird Designs Halloween stockings would look great on the tree.

Justflo said...

just love your Green Santa. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the Victorian Tree.

Waiting for Halloween secrets to appear!

Jennifer H said...
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Jennifer H said...

Jen,

Thank you for the information on the floor frame! Wow is that a great piece...I noticed the work you are doing is lower on the stand - even though the sides of the floor frame itself don't come down or tilt, it seems. (Clear as mud?) :S

It is definitely cheaper than many I've seen here in the states, and that is NOT a bad thing!

For the tree, maybe you could use some perforated paper and cut the ornaments down after you stitch on it? That might work.

Hugs,
Jennifer H

Shelleen said...

I love santas and your piece is beautiful!

Ingrid said...

ooohhh ...the green santa is so beautiful ! Great jog ... Well done !