Last October Anne (Juliet Cherry) came to Australia to visit her family and I was lucky enough to spend some time with her. We visited several needlework shops: one of which was Sovereign Hill Needlework in Ballarat.While there I saw a beautiful Santa Claus created by Helan Pearce. I have a book in which this project is featured and I had wanted to try to make it but was a little daunted. Anyway, on seeing the completed project I was convinced I should try it. I needed to order the head and hands, which I did there and then. As usual this project has been put on the back burner - until now. I have made a start - I have traced the pattern onto some interfacing. I have selected the fabric and the pellon is ready. Mike will make the stand for me. Perhaps it will be finished by this Christmas. Stay tuned for the next episode.