Immediately after publishing the first post about my Christmas stitching I commented on how lovely our mantel looked with it’s advent caledars, creche and Christmas bear. “Heeeeey, wait!” I cried, “I stitched that Christmas bear!” So here’s what I forgot on my previous post:
This was done up as a model in my favorite stitching shop, and in person, it’s just about the cutest thing ever. “Cute” is not usually a trait I look for in my needlework, but look at the bear’s face:
How was I supposed to not make this? It has a sparkly green garland! And little red beaded holly! And it has fuzzy threads!
Truth be told, the specialty threads and beads are a pain, but the finished product is a delightful addition to our holiday mantlescape.