I used another stitch out of Carolyn Baird's Merry Easter Eggs book here. I think it looks so cute.
Overview of sleigh
Here's where it gets wobbly. I bought DMC Memory Thread. I was going to tack it down over the railing of the sleigh. It was too skimpy. I took the three strands of the silk I am using and started covering it entirely. I think it looks OK for my first try. You need a sharp needle so you can go down anywhere on the canvas. I think I am going to get some more silk and try to even out the lumpy parts.
Over here I had to double up the memory thread to cover the wider curl.