Photo-a-Day - December 2012 - Day 07: Decoration
One tree would be covered in, and surrounded by, needlepoint. This is one of my favorite to the point where he is out all year. When I bought the canvas, the background was completely white. I couldn't have my Wizard Santa standing in thin air, so I created a stone floor, black background, and stone arch around him for the impression of him standing in a dark room or cave. Then I went wild with metallic threads--white, gold, rose, red. green, yellow, bronze and silver. The piece is about 10" tall, weighted to stand, and the bright and dark gold metallic braiding is the perfect finishing touch.