When you were browsing your copy of this year's Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament issue, you knew which one I'd choose, right?
This is Sleeping Peace Fox from Designs by Lisa. I took my usual liberties. The original is in soft, beautiful colors, but for some reason I wanted to intensify the colors and add some sparkle. I stitched him on 32 ct. raw opalescent linen, and here are my other changes:
DMC 3371 instead of GAST Cinnamon
GAST Nutmeg instead of GAST Terra Cotta
Mill Hill beads #553 instead of GAST Sweet Petunia
Mill Hill beads #3553 instead of GAST Victorian Pink
Mill Hill beads #3045 instead of GAST Bunchberry
DMC Blanc instead of GAST Oatmeal
Classic Colorworks Weeping Willow instead of GAST Chamomile
And I had to share this picture I took of the tree in my back yard. The contrast of the yellow leaves against the blue sky was breathtaking. What a blessing it is to be able to see color.