I have completed the blanket for Santa to sit on. I hope he isn’t like the Princess and the Pea.
The white is done with Splendor and the small red stitch where the white lines meet was done in beads. I had #11 beads and they were waaayyy too big. So I picked up some Sundance Beads in size #14 red to use. The purple is Sheep’s Silk by Thread Gatherer (Wisteria) and has light and dark sections – subtle overdye. The reins for Santa fall down loose over the blanket and end with stars – I’ve decided to stitch over most of that and then add them back in on top of all the other stitching. They’ll have to be done at the end, along with the tassels and the bead fringe on the blanket.
I have started the gold around the edges of the halter, etc. I want to get them done next and the border around the edge of the blanket. After that, I’m not sure what I will work on next.