Friday, February 10, 2012

More of Stephanie's Nativities

Baby Jesus



This is a nativity set by Quail Run.  The stitch guides are from Pocketful of Stitches in Lubbock, Texas.


  1. These images look very Southwestern, very Quail Run! They are beautifully stitched, as always. Looking at them a question occurred to me--do you have a favorite finishing style for your Nativities?

  2. I like to do stand-ups with twisted cord the same color as the background. Very simple, I know, but I like the stitching to be the main feature. I like to go a little fancier with ornaments. How about you?

  3. Hi Steph,
    Beautiful!!! How many Nativities do you have?

  4. Hey, Linda! I have 5 needlepoint ones(4 finished) and 7 other types. I love them!

  5. I have only done one standup, of a large Joan thomasson Santa. (No Nativities) He had a beaded edge. His background was a light gray to look like stone walls of a castle (he was a wizard Santa), so I used crystal beads to enhance the background feel of cold stone. I do like a simple finishing style for Nativity pieces. Some things need more glitz like ornaments for a Xmas tree because they have to compete for attention with lights and glass balls, etc. I think you are right that in a Nativity the figures are more important than noticing the finishing. Thanks!