Marbek Nativity


While re-organizing my cross stitch patterns and going through bins of “stash” last weekend, I came across this:

This is the left panel of a 5 panel nativity scene that I started back in 1993.  WOW!  I remember that I had to do this piece twice.  I chose some fabric to do this shepherd boy on and when I went back to get more fabric for the next piece, that fabric had been discontinued.  WHAT??  So I purchased all of the fabric for all 5 panels, all of the krenik threads and specialty threads all at once.  And here it is 18 years later and I still don’t have all of it finished.  I do have 2 other panels finished:

I loved stitching this one.  All of those different threads.  And just look at those little tassels!  So cute!  And this next piece I finished about 3 years ago:

This is a nice colorful piece and I love the angel.  I just hope that when I get it finished (and I will get it finished) that the special frame kit will still be available.  When I finished the angel piece above, I was told at my LNS that she could still get the frame kit.  Another project on my long list of projects to finish.