This framed cross stitch project is always the first thing I decorate with when the holiday season rolls around. I stitched it about ten years ago when we were living in Albuquerque full time. It is about 15 x16 inches, not including the frame. It took me a long time to complete and I doubt I'll ever tackle anything as ornate as this is ever again. The eyes and my patience aren't what they used to be!
I love how the gold frame and the green velvet compliment this.
I entered it into the New Mexico State fair competition. It won First Place Blue ribbon and Best of Show that year.
It has to be one of my favorites and always occupies a prominent place in my home.