Sunday, January 20, 2013

Santa's Favorite Dog

My first finish for 2013 is Raymond Crawford's Santa's Favorite Dog!  For my Molly- of course!!  I started this in December with a stitch guide from Creative Stitches and Gifts in Dallas.  I changed the lettering stitch from tent to wrapped back stitch with French knots, and I also changed the red border from woven to Nobuku.  This Christmas, I visited Travis' family in Amarillo, so I had a lot of time to stitch during the day. I accomplished quite a bit of the border, the bone, and the background, and when I wasn't really sick over Christmas, I stitched on this to finish it up.  It was a nice canvas with a fun subject matter, threads, and stitches, so I think that is why it stitched so quickly.  Originally, I wanted to make it into a door hanger to hang on her crate, but I think I will frame it and put it above her crate, so no toys accidentally run into it :).


  1. Congratulations on your first finish. It is so cute. Good idea to frame it and hang it above the crate.

  2. Great finish and I agree with Steph, it is so cute!

  3. Very very cute! Excellent stitching...and I agree...would be so adorable on his crate. :)