|"The Christmas Story" Nativity from For the Love of Cross Stitch Magazine July 2002 and Sept 2002|
I finished the Nativity that I was working on for my daughter!
She's coming by this morning
and I'm going to give it to her so she can display it right away.
I made a few changes to the pattern colors.
I used metallic gold thread
for the halo and stars on baby Jesus.
I also used a smaller stitch count evenweave
to make the pieces turn out smaller.
I bought the little wooden stable
on a trip to Hobby Lobby when I went
there with my friend Cherise.
I didn't think about it at the time,
but the stable has a peaked roof,
so I had to make the bottom of the angel
come to a peak as well
so that she can stay up there without falling off.
All the characters are stuffed with batting
and then walnut shells at the bottom
to keep them from tipping over.
And yesterday I found this lovely box
at Joann's on sale. (60% off baby!)
And it's the perfect size to hold
all the pieces of the Nativity!
Look at that!
I love it when a plan comes together!
Ok....time to get back to work.
4 more projects to finish before Christmas Eve......