The theme for the creative challenge this time around was "winter sports". It took me some thinking to figure out what I wanted to stitch, and once I started I had a few false starts trying to decide what stitches to use. I picked "snowshoeing into the Northern Lights" as my theme, but I didn't know how to depict the lights. I ended up using chevron stitch to make a wavy pattern after I was inspired by a design in the Constance Howard Book of Stitches. I almost gave up in disgust a few times but, as it usually happens, once I was almost done with it, I was suddenly very happy with it.
Once I finish the back, add a hanger, and take a million pictures, I will put it in my shop :)