I guess if you have super powers like Santa, you're not limited to traditional animal based transport!
This piece was a painted canvas I picked up at my local needlework store's annual garage sale. I used fibers from my stash for Santa and the duck's beak, eye, and feet. I spent a lot of time coming up with a good stitch for the bulk of the duck (but I was not forward thinking enough to write it down). I'm also really pleased at how the background came out. Most of it is dark blue DMC floss. . .but there are also "clouds" of closely matching blue metallic that really turned out well. . . hard to see in the photo though.
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