Prairie Schooler Santa Start

Since I finished my June Camp stitching early, I decided it was time to start on a gift item or two that I plan to make.  There’s a couple little things I want to stitch for Christmas giving so pulled out a Prairie Schooler Santa that will be a gift and started on that last night.  Here’s how far I am.

2016 prairie schooler santa

I’m stitching on a leftover piece of 18 count Vintage Country Mocha.  I’m not using all the called for colors – mostly because I misread the number of the red and instead of 221 grabbed 321 but I like the bit brighter look of it.  The boots were supposed to be a dark gray too but my Santa has black boots.  I will probably finish it like the prior one I did so won’t be stitching that dotted line around the perimeter or the words, and I will likely be adding a little cardinal to it somewhere from the prior chart I did.

Miss Bingley’s Library is also coming along well – which is also a gift – but I’m still slogging along on the big white house but it’s nearly done.