Plum Street Samplers ~ Yuletide Shanty
I had so much fun helping to create Mariner's Drum, that I've decided to do another one! This one is a Christmas-themed drum, with Santa on board this time. The side features a white whale and his fish friends, along with candy canes and Christmas gifts. The side of the drum was challenging to photograph, so I've included a color depiction of what the side will look like on the back of the chart. In addition, the bottom of the drum reads: "Old St. Nick, he sails the seas; his beard grows long, so he won't freeze." (Yes, I do plan to keep my day job!)
Side - 216w x 58h
Top - 75w x 61h
Bottom - 57w x 55h
Fabric used: 36 ct. Weathered Shingle by R&R Reproductions
Threads used: Weeks Dye Works in Onyx, Adobe, Sandcastle, Blackboard, Pebble, Grits, Deep Sea, Dove, Garrison Green, Teal Frost, Cinnabar, Cayenne, and Gunmetal. (A conversion to DMC is provided.)
Finishing: The drum was finished by Joy Hayward of Finely Finished, but her brief finishing instructions can be found on my blog at www.plumstreetsamplers.typepad
.com under the "Finishing Instructions" in the side bar.
Stitches used: Cross stitch over two threads, with a long-stitch on the mistletoe stem. Aida stitchers will have no problems stitching this drum.