I stitched the background with two shades of Splendor using 3 strands in basket weave. Then I started on the face using Kreinik #8 5760 in Diagonal Mosaic. His cheeks are Silk Lame Braid as is his smile.
So far I have stitched the top third black area. I am working from right to left all in basketweave to fill the design. I used all Silk Lame' Braid 18 so far. This is a design painted by Mindy and is a 4 inch round.
So the ornaments are stitched, the rest of the fring is on the scarf, the white portion of the snow is done, lst Christmas is stitched. And.....the thread came in the mail, so I can get busy on finishing this up!