The First of Twelve

Shortly before Christmas, Cathy told me that she wanted to start a Nativity set for James. After a bit of negotiating, [Ann: “What do you think of a counted cross stitch nativity?” Cathy: “That would be a lot of work!” Ann: “No, it would be a lot of fun!”], I purchased a fabulous kit for making 12 figures from Janlynn ( It was designed by Nancy Rossi for Kooler Design Studio.

I started just after the first of the year with the Baby Jesus. Here is the finished piece:

I am very impressed with the quality of the kit. The amount of detail is fabulous. (Note the belly button!) There are approximately 35 different shades of floss in this one piece. I meant to put a ruler in the photo for scale but obviously forgot. The finished size is about 3″ wide and 3″ high at the  top of the halo.

Mary will be next. I can’t wait!

2 Responses to “The First of Twelve”

  1. Marty says:

    Wow! This is going to be a treasure!

  2. Cathy says:

    Oh, that is incredible! You’re right about the level of detail – and James is very interested in belly buttons these days (he pointed out mine earlier today) so that will go over very well. I’m very excited to see what his reaction will be!

    (Though I feel compelled to point out that no responsible mother would leave her newborn infant naked in an unheated stable in December. Even in the Holy Land. Harumph.)

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