Even in the gloom of winter, a cardinal will always brighten the day! He's the centerpiece of this little design and is easy to imagine him as the messenger. The background here is highlighted with two bands of specialty stitches.
74 x 74
Weeks Dye Works: Cypress, Garnet, Havana, Turkish Red, Whitewash
DMC: 310, 3828
Petite #OCT-37-03 from Olde Colonial Designs
Winter Messenger, Copyright 2014. Original counted thread designs by Linda Stolz for Erica Michaels Designs.