Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

To celebrate Christmas in a proper way, we need gorgeous needlepoint, right?

Kandace Merric sent me photos of her most recent work last week and graciously agreed to share them with you when I begged.  Kandy doesn't design needlepoint charts for us anymore but she still needlepoints as time permits and this year has done three gorgeous pieces.  The first (above) is her own version of a Kathy Schenkel mini stocking.  Kandy added the bone treats hanging from the mantelpiece, the wreath, and the packages and candles on the mantel.  It's a charming piece, isn't it?

If you enjoy the little dog bone ornaments in the mini sock above, you'll adore the bones candy cane that is an original design by Kandy.  Isn't this the cutest ornament ever for a dog lover?  I think the gold bead at the base of the hanging loop a wonderful finishing touch.  Bet my dogs would love this on their tree!

The final piece is a magnificent original patchwork mini sock that Kandy designed for a friend using the friend's favorite colors.  It shows off Kandy's touch for creating lively and beautiful stitches beautifully.

Thanks for sharing your newest needlepoint designs, Kandace.  May you and yours enjoy a very Merry Christmas and may all of us needlepointers have a great New Year.

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