While Laurie and my stitching buddies will find this hard to believe, I actually enjoyed the process of this nativity project. The stitch guides were amazingly detailed (no surprise), the threads were varied and interesting, the details are remarkable, and the learning curve was HIGH for me! All of that said, my favorite thing about this "journey" has been stitching it "with " Laurie. It was so incredibly helpful to me to have her as my personal nativity coach. Thank you Laurie!
Here is a photo of the finished Camel....still on the stretchers:
I think you can pretty easily tell where I added to the painted canvas near the handler and the nose of the camel. I just wanted to make sure that his nose was not "around the corner" after he is finished. The line is pretty noticeable, but I do not think it will be after finishing....or at least I am crossing my fingers!!!
Will post names for both camel and handler when I decide on them!