St Nicholas is getting closer to being done, in fact I expect to complete it this week.
This is the corner I have been working on with all it's stitches done.
Then I started on the halo. The one in the pattern was very small and wimpy so I enlarged it. The peach colors close to his head are the original halo which was about 2 stitches larger. I took those 2 colors and widened them on the pattern paper and just filled it in.
I also wanted to have the halo be metallic gold but not overwhelming. To this end I stitched half crosses in 2 strands of DMC and am completing the crosses with 1 strand of a paler gold metallic thread.
I've added a bit more of his life to the post on my blog.