The First Finish of 2010: Prairie Schooler's Annual Santa Card: 2000. The book is entitled Good Boys and Girls, so I guess Santa is planning his route for Christmas Eve. I made a few changes to this design: the candle and the stripes in the robes showing beneath Santa's coat were supposed to be red but I thought there was already quite enough red in the design already and substituted white and green respectively. The candle flame was also supposed to be yellow and white. I substituted a blend of gold & red and gold instead.
My Current Focus Project: Teresa Wentzler's Autumn Faerie. I have temporarily shifted my focus to the border since I got tired of changing my needle every dozen or so stitches. I do feel like I am progressing more quickly on this piece now ... at least, the progress is more visible. I have been following another blogger's [Arthemis] progress on Teresa Wentzler pieces over the past few months and she puts me to shame with the speed with which she stitched the faeries. I remind myself that "it is not a race" but I do envy her just a little bit.