I couldn't get enough of Shepherds Bush designs in the 1990's. I loved everything about them - the thread colors on creamy ivory linen, the whimsical characters, the lovely vines. Loved them. Then time passed. I had another baby. My stitching time was pretty much non-existent and when I got back to stitching again, my tastes had changed.
So I missed lots of really great SB designs, including their sweet Christmas stockings. One of the stocking designs has an adorable Santa figure. Here it is, stitched by Miokka and posted on her blog, Gone Stitchin' Instead of Just A Wishin'
|You can see more photos and the entire stocking when you go visit Miokka's blog|
I love so many things about this Santa. The charms, the vine on his jacket, the plaid pants, the bell on his hat. But I know that if I started stitching these, it would be a slippery slope. I have friends who've stitched several SB stockings as gifts, and it didn't take too long before they became known as the Damn Stockings.
So I think I'll just admire them from afar. Unless someone wanted to stitch one for me. Then I'd admire it real up close!