Sunday, 30 October 2011

Simply Tree-mendous :)

Half term break is drawing to an end now. For the last week I have managed to finish off and frame my cross stitched Scandinavian Tree.


The project has been stitched on a white Quaker canvas from Zweigart using only one colour of DMC thread (321). The pattern I used comes from Cross Stitcher magazine, issue 244, Christmas 2011.
Some details:


... and outdoors in the grass :) (sadly, no snow yet so the green will have to do this time)


In the meantime I've been also stitching some letters on linen. This is going to be a festive bunting with the words: LOVE CHRISTMAS on it.


So far I have stitched L O V E  C H R I S T M A S


Oh, Actually I finished the "H" yesterday :P I should have really updated the photo :) I really enjoy stitching this alphabet although sometimes it can be a bit of a fiddly job.

Also, a new big project has turned up on the horizon - a cushion with a cross stitched pattern on it. A Nordic one, of course ;) Not much to show at the moment but I am working on it in the evenings :)


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22 comments:

  1. Wow, Martha, you never cease to amaze me! LOVE the xmas tree picture - gorgeous and the letters are amazing too. I am in awe!

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  2. I really like the christmas tree, the more I look at it the more detail I see. You are very talented. x

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  3. Gosh that picture! Didn't you just stand back and sigh with a satisfied grin on your face. It's super. I love the colours and the simplicity of it. Can't wait to see the bunting too.

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  4. I love this and you're right, it is very scandinavian - I went to Copenhagen for my birthday last November and fell in love with the place, true Christmas at it's best and this has made me want to go and look at all my photo's again. Lovely :-)

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  5. Love the Christmas tree picture - its looks amazing. Did it take you a long time to do? Mich :)

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  6. The letters are gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing your cushion. Hope you had a good half-term,

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  7. Very pretty work. Can't wait to see what it looks like all done. I appreciate how much work goes into needle work!

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  8. Gosh your tree is so beautiful, I love your projects they are so amazing. Lorraine

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  9. Just love the way that red works so well in cross stitch, such intricate work which is really gorgeous!

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  10. Your cross-stitch is amazing I don't know how you do them so quickly. LOVE the bunting idea can't wait to see the finished product.

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  11. What a beautiful picture, I love the Nordic colours you've used for that and the bunting. Cant wait to see the finished result on the bunting.
    Penny x

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  12. Love your cross stitch..... It is something I have never done, I haven't got the patience. You seem to have Oooodles of it. Beautiful work. :)

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  13. WOW - they are all so beautiful and neatly done! Doesn't working in one colour send you cross-eyed after a while? I am so tempted to start cross stitching again after seeing your lovely work.
    Jo x

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  14. How wonderful that tree looks framed and the letters are terrific. Your stitching is fantastic.

    Ali x

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  15. I really love these red work embroideries. Thanks for sharing

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  16. Beautiful - I wouldn't have the patience!

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  17. Your work is so neat, the tree done in just the one colour is very effective and it looks really good framed.

    Jan x

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  18. I like the tree it looks very effective :)

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  19. Your red christmas tree is fab and the silver frame for it just sets it off perfectly. Letters are coming along a treat. Love the O and the C. Hugs Mrs A.

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  20. Hello,

    I absolutely love this Christmas tree pattern and have tried to search for it everywhere! I know this is super cheeky but is there any way you could scan the pattern and send it to me by email? That's if you still have it of course!

    Thanks so much!

    Gemma

    Musingsofagem@hotmail.com

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  21. Hello Martha,
    I am so excited with your handwork. The things you make are beautiful. I like your christmas tree. I `ve made very simillar one myself and I wonder if you could share the pattern of your christmas tree. I would like to stitch it very much
    Greetings

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