My next UFO to work on for the Tuesday Stitchers group is St. Nicholas.
Here's the original pattern photo, it came from The Holy Needle which is no longer in business.
And here's my progress so far:
I have one last corner to finish and then I can do the halo. The one he was given in the pattern seems pretty wimpy to me so I am planning to make it larger and use gold metallic blending thread on it.
This is the first cross stitch I have ever done on linen and the first I have done where there are no outlines to be done. This really makes it look like a painting. It takes a vast amount of thread colors though, but I think it is worth it.
I collect Bishop Nicholas figurines so when I found this pattern online I had to have it. This is probably about 4-5 months of evening stitching so far. Something else came up and this got put down and has just been waiting for about 2 years or so.
Don't you think he'll look nice hanging with my collection?