A close up of the background is below. This has been the most difficult stitch I have done to-date because I cannot find a pattern. I know there is one, but for some reason, I cannot see it. The stitch guide was by Emily at Chandail, and I love it! I needed to stretch my needlepoint wings, so I am glad for some hard stitches.
I have also been working on him.
I love this Patty Paints St. Francis piece because of it's simplicity, the dogs, the religious element, and because I got it on sale at Chaparral. I have been having a good time stitching it too. It's a lot smaller and the stitches are so unique yet easier than the Labrador Inn. I love it!
I leave you with a picture of my Labrador!