Saturday, 14 August 2010

At last it is a stitching post LOL

I have changed my plan for the church Christmas tree. This is because I have not done anything yet and time is running out :)

So as I said before my new plan is a 'Cross Stitch Tree' with lots of hand stitched crosses. I have made a start using plastic canvas and some tapestry wool I had in my stash. 

I only did half stitch as the wool is quite thick and the edges is simply overlapped. I have added a row of beads to give some definition - I think all the beads will be silver and then I will put clear white lights on the tree and silver tinsel.

For each cross I have matched as closely as I can from my stash the ribbon for hanging - I'm really pleased with them and they don't actually take long to do.

These are the materials I am using: plastic canvas,tapestry wool and ribbon (which I've attached with double sided tape)

These need finishing with beads and ribbon.

These are my first two completed crosses.

I am going to back then with felt and when I've used all my canvas and wool I'm going to have a go using some 14ct aida and edging it in tent stitch so hopefully it will look simillar to these.

Non-stitching news: this photo was taken about 14 years ago when Michael was 5 and Philippa 3. They entered the school fancy dress as 'The Owl and The Pussy Cat' and won first prize. Michael and I spend ages cutting the tissue feathers the make his mask and wings - I think the outfit is still in the attic. We were looking through old photos at Dad's (it's a photo of a photo so a little blurry)

Don't they look cute :)

Happy stitching, thanks for popping by x x


  1. Awww Sweetness and light !!! Great when you can recapture those memories. The crosses are looking good.
    Safe journeys in your new baby and congrats on the win.

  2. Well done on the crosses.

    I love to look at old photos, the kids looks so cute!

  3. Those crosses look great...lovely photo of the kids


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