We wait anxiously each year to see what the new Santa will be like. We were thrilled (to say the least) to see he is holding sheep!!! WE LOVE HIM! We always stitch the santas on a big 7 count fabric and add buttons and tweak the colors a bit. We use # 3 perl cotton so it is a blast to stitch. If you have not tried the perl cotton, give it a go- it is so much fun. No separating floss, and it is shiny and beautiful. We are happy to pull everything together into a complete kit if you would like it that way.