Friday, 25 March 2022

My very first Prairie Schooler Santa

I know I said that I wouldn't join this band wagon, but the more that I looked at all the gorgeous displays of Prairie Schooler Santas, the more I started to weaken.  

Then a shop in New Zealand advertised the 2021 Santa pattern, and my fingers must have slipped because before I knew it, I'd purchased it.  

I haven't turned it into a FFO (finally finished object) yet, because I've fallen down another rabbit hole and need to source the right display basket first.  Yes, stitching the ornament is just a small part of this process.  I could turn it in to a tiny pillow, or mount it onto cardboard.  Both methods probably involve cord, bows, fake pine cones and holly.  That's is why I was reluctant to start! 

Take a look at Carol's finishing here. 

Don't worry - my ornament is not going to be lonely in the basket (when I find one).  I've ordered more Prairie Schooler patterns through Stitch Witches in Dunedin, and hopefully I'll have at least two or three finished ornaments in the basket by Christmas.   

I stitched my Santa on part of a fat quarter of Belfast 32 count linen  - colour Platinum - from the Ribbon Rose in Auckland.  

This is my March finish for #12in22ornamentstitchingalong with Carol from Stitching Dreams blog.  

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Marly said...

A lovely finish Wendy! Congratulations. I like the representation of Santa Claus here: caring, not jovial.

Cathy said...

I like the idea of a basket of Santa ornaments. I have not done any cross stitch in years but have a couple of old Prairie Schooler Samplers hanging on my walls. I used to love to stitch samplers. Now I kind of feel like looking for my box of cross stitch patterns.

Carol said...

I love that you've given in to the PS Santas, Wendy! This is one of my favorites! Great job and I can't wait to see more. I've done a lot in my lifetime, but have many left to stitch :) Enjoy your weekend ♥

Sherrie said...

Your cross stitch is pretty.
Gave a great day!

Marie said...

What a terrific Santa - no wonder you found him hard to resist!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Love that Santa!!!

FlourishingPalms said...

Is it possible I've seen these CCS patterns before? Like in the 1980s? I'm wondering because I used to own a CCS shop, and it seems like these were popular back then. Or perhaps these are updated versions of them. Still, what goes around comes around, doesn't it? I'm glad you're enjoying the designs, and that you'll have even more lovelies to add to your Christmas home decor.

Susan P said...

I love these Santas that are appearing everywhere. Did you stitch 2 over 2, or 1 over 1?