Happy St. Nicholas Day


I started my St. Nicholas Day stitch on St. Nicholas Day eve – so yesterday afternoon – and I finished it last night.  It’s so little and cute.  It’s a Prairie Schooler but the Old World Santas are smaller than their other Santa ornaments.  I did him on 18 count and the stitched area at the moment is about 2 by 3″.  There is a backstitched line that is charted around him as sort of a border but I’m waiting for the piece I want to finish him on as an ornament to arrive (tomorrow I think) before deciding if that backstitched line should be added or not.  But here he is – he’s not much wider than the length of my needle stuck in the fabric off to the side.