On a message board I frequent, it has become customary to start a new project on New Year's Day and to stitch on it throughout the day, posting progress photos every so often.
I will be stitching the Prairie Schooler 2000 Santa from their annual card series on 36ct Silkweaver linen Days Gone By using the suggested DMC colors with one exception: I will be substituting a gold for the charted DMC 67 [yellow] which I do not have. I will reopen and edit this post by adding photos of progress made throughout the day.
Progress at Noon
Progress at Bedtime