Thursday, September 01, 2011

start-itis, I has it

Because it makes sense to start something else when you already have a full slate of goals for the month! This is Tree of Stitches by Abi Gurden, a SAL pattern that's available only on the Yahoo group The Stitch Specialists. I just had to become a member after seeing so many pretty trees featured in blog posts!

 I've done parts 1 and 2, and I'm working on part 4 now. I'll go back and fill in part 3 (french knots, ugh!) after finishing part 4 so it'll be easier to see where the knots go. And also because I need to ask my GF for help. XD

I'm stitching on Picture This Plus linen in the lovely Sterling color. My threads are going to be a mix of Waterlilies and Dinky Dyes silks, one color for the trunk and then four colors for the leaves... one color for each of the four seasons. Right now you can see the icy blue/purple of winter and the pink/brown/purple of spring. :D

Haha, maybe you shouldn't look too close at my shamefully bad stitches. :p

I did more of Cirque too, but it's just more brown and no one cares about that, right??


  1. Lol, I made a strategic retreat around the French knots too! Your tree is growing beautifull! And the idea about the colours for the seasons is awesome. I can't wait to see the summer and the autumn ones :D

  2. That looks great, and I thin your stitches are lovely!! What a great idea doing the flowers in the colors of the seasons.... can't wait to see the rest. :)

  3. I wouldn't say your stitching is bad, but great!! You have very tidy stitching and I love the idea of choosing colours to match the four seasons! I too love this tree!


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