Sunday, July 31, 2011

Tree of Stitches by Abi Gurden
Here's my progress on the Tree of Stitches through Part 14.  Only one part left to go!  There's a cute owl in the middle and a little rabbit on the ground and those parts will be released on August 5th.  As I've said before, this has been a wonderful design to stitch and the people on the Stitch Specialists Yahoo Group have made some amazing variations to this tree.  The fabric and thread choice has been left up to the stitcher and some people have done multi-colors, blossom trees, a whole host of colors, and they all look beautiful.

The fabric in this picture looks a little strange in color!  If you go down through my blog you will see a picture I scanned that shows the color better.  It's actually sky color, a very subtle hand dye.  I purchased it from the Blended Needle quite a few years ago and thought it would be perfect for the tree, it's 32 count.  However, if I were to stitch this design again (and I may just do that!) I'd choose 28 count fabric because that allows for a wider variety of threads to choose from, particularly #8 Perle which was a little thick for the specialty stitches on this count fabric.

If you're interested in joining in with the fun and being part of the Yahoo Group it's not too late!  Just follow the link down the left hand side of this blog. Abi's designs are wonderful and she has another great one in the works that will be released to the group in the coming weeks.


Babs in Alabama said...

Only one more to go! I can't wait to see the owl :) I love owls, but your tree is stitched so beautifully. I know you're excited about being so close.

mdgtjulie said...

Your tree is gorgeous. Love those shades of green Marguerite! Can't wait to see your owl and bunny. You're so close to a finish, it will probably drive you nuts, lol.

Jo said...

Looks fantastic Marguerite, love how it looks in the different shades of green xx