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?
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?
Hi Steph,Beautiful!!! How many Nativities do you have?Linda
Hey, Linda! I have 5 needlepoint ones(4 finished) and 7 other types. I love them!
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!