I have a little time off for the holidays and my fun project is a heraldic surcoat for a friend of mine. Here are a few teaser photos of the work in progress. The surcoat itself is machine sewn. The cross was appliqued with my sewing machine using a blanket stitch after I ironed down all the edges. The embroidery is by hand using a #12 pearl cotton. The wyvern is going to be all by hand, both applique and embroidery. The term "fiddly" doesn't even begin to describe the displayed wyvern.