Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Father Christmas

This is one of my favorite cross stitches. It took me a while to finish him cause I put him away to do something else. I get bored easily thus many, many, many WIP!!!
He is done on linen an aqua with DMC threads, when they were still good, didn't run or fray and a dark green suede mat. I framed it in a brown frame and this was one of the first fillets I ever made. I didn't take the photo far enough away so you can appreciate the frame, just the fillet.
I have done many now but this must have been the second. The first was done on a cat ~ go figure! I love cats! A fillet is a small frame like piece you put under a mat or around the inside lip of the frame to enhance the picture. It was great fun stitching and framing him.
God Bless ~


  1. Love the fillets added to frames. It really adds to the overall look! I have one on my wedding sampler I stitched for myself.

  2. Could you share the chart name and designer? I love Father Christmas' and would love to stitch this piece :o)

  3. Oh my goodness, this is just beautiful Lenna - as is all of your work - I have added your lovely blog to my Google Reader! Thanks for visiting my blog - the pattern for the Margaret Sherry cats came with the RR that I was stitching, but they’re hard to get here without buying the full kit :o( Sometimes they do appear in our magazines though :o)