Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Santa and the Mouse Ornament Framed!

My first Heaven and Earth Designs (HAED) cross-stitch 
finish was a "Freebie Santa and the Mouse Ornament". 

The chart has been retired, but if you love this piece, 
based on the artwork of Scott Gustafson, as much as I do, 
you might like to know it is a smaller part of 
"Santa and the Mouse", and there is a smaller chart still available called "QS Santa and Mouse-Gustafson"

I finished stitching this piece on August 29, 2015 (as seen here.) 
And then I safely tucked it away. 

When I joined the 2017 UFO Challenge at last December, finishing this piece was listed ninth on my list.
#9 was selected as the project for November.

Earlier this month, I finally added my initials and the year to the piece, gave it a wash, and took it to Michael's to be framed.

This morning, I was absolutely delighted to bring the framed piece home and to hang it up to display it through the holidays.

6 of the 12 projects on my 2017 UFO List are now complete.
Information is now available for the 2018 UFO Challenge at and there is a link to the 2018 Challenge Chart.

If you decide to participate in 2018, please let me know!

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Mii Stitch said...

Renee, your Santa looks even better now it is framed! Superb!!

Queeniepatch said...

What a great addition to your home! said...

Turned out gorgeous. Love the mat and frame.

crazyQstitcher said...

Congratulations on the completion of your beautiful project. It looks wonderful in the frame.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I'm so glad you finished this in time for Christmas! I know you have to be so pleased to have it hanging for all to enjoy.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on that finish, too. I missed it somehow, the bringing home part. It looks beautiful and it will be a cherished heirloom, I think!

Katie said...

Just gorgeous. The frame is perfect.