Finished the Santa Suit pillow! It was a little more of a challenge than I originally thought. You definitely have to count carefully when doing composite stitches like this but once you get it, the rhythm is really fun. Was able to stitch each night while watching the Hallmark Christmas movie marathon that I saved on the DVR. These stitch selections also had a LOT more basketweave than I realized....whew! But I love BW with the Vineyard Silk. My favorite thread in this was the Fyreworks in the belt. I always love Fyreworks...it lays so nicely and has just enough sparkle.
Here is a pic as it might look in pillow form with a feather boa trim...
I had a great time stitching and have a plan to stitch another on 18-count in burgundy/silver buckle...that one will be beautiful I'm sure!
Don't you just love it when your stitching projects get you in the mood for Christmas?