He's showing you his progress on Irises by Van Gogh (Mystic Stitch). Use your imagination - it's upside down for the picture.
This is what it will look like when completed. It's huge - 10 5/8' x 32 1/2"!!
This would be from about 2000. He has scads of antique Santas he wants to do. I believe they are Leisure Arts Santas - Santas with polar bears, owls, and horses.
There is also a pattern half done - Mallard ducks in flight also Leisure Arts. I showed it to him last night and he wants me to kit it up for him. I think he's going to do a rotation between the two!
What I need is a larger stitching room - room for us both! I always feel like I am abandoning him in the living room to go stitch. Someday!
Maybe, I will feature Courtney's stitching for a post. She is a lot like her dad! Meticulous! She wants the piece to be perfect and will frog to make it that way! I try to tell her that no one will notice the mistake. She has been working on a 5"x7" since (hold on, she graduated in '09 and she started it in 7th grade...) 2003. She is down to the backstitching and one small area. I think I will happy dance as much as she does at its finish!
She is also working on this!
Lots of ambition! I'll let you know when it's done.
Well, that's about all folks! I am trying not to post until I have some finished finishes to show. My progress hasn't been .... what I planned. ;0) Oh well!