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