the last component to this little guy was his great shepherd's crook. i laid 2 lengths of memory thread to follow the shape -
and with some careful maneuvering, was able to successfully nail down the little twists and turns, before i came back and satin stitched over it with mandarin floss.
it really pops against the background, right? i've always had a fondness for 3-dimensional components with needlepoint, they can add so much character to it. his beard is alternating tent and french knots and i love how rugged he looks!
officially past the halfway point for this set! woohoo!