I finished all the Nobuku stitch for the background! The threads you see on the left are the away waste knots from the turkey work and the one at the snowflake on his hat is the start of the white Splendor that will be the three rows of tent for finishing. I have decided not to cut the turkey work after all. I think the added dimension is great and gives him more character. I will be finishing this into an ornament and when it is done, I will post a final picture for you.
Thanks again, to Cheryl Schaeffer for permission to blog this cute guy!