Never got back to my Santa ornament last weekend, but was able to spend some time with him today. At this point I think he’s finished but haven’t fully made up my mind. And I dug through my JCS ornament issues to satisfy my curiosity - Santa Star by Lavender Wings was in the 2002 issue, so he was part of the Chartswappers 2003 ornament SAL. Then I remembered the little notebook where I used to write down all my starts and finishes - started 11/28/03, stitching completed 12/28/03. He's stitched on a quite stiff 27 count natural linen, over one.
Here's the magazine picture. You can see I made some changes.
Not sure if he's really finished because I got all excited about putting him together and didn't wait till I'd found all my trims (now not only are they found, but sorted and gathered together into their very own box!). Had vague thoughts of putting cording around the edge, but might have used this trim with its ribbon of shiny flat gold woven into the green loops if I'd seen it earlier. Harley's trying to help me decide what to do.
Not positive about the bow, either, but it's just attached with a straight pin thanks to the foamcore. So what do you think - does he need that other trim or not?