I remember singing "The Friendly Beasts" when I was quite small and I still love the imagery of all the animals giving their own small gifts to the infant Jesus. There are alternating scotch stitches in the roof area and the verse in the lower portion of the piece is stitched over one thread of linen.
96 x 157
36 count Summer Khaki Edinburgh linen from Zweigart
Classic Colorworks: Black Coffee, Calico Kitty, Cocoa Bean, Finley Gold, Fool’s Gold, La Tierra, Lunar Eclipse, Magnolia Blossom, Old Blue Jeans, Olive Branch, Plymouth Rock, Whatley Woodlands
Humbly Born, Copyright 2007. Original counted thread designs by Linda Stolz for Erica Michaels Designs.