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Stitching Away.

Posted on | November 3, 2011 | 24 Comments

No finishes, but some steady progress on a couple of projects.

The ribbon trees are coming along quite well. After trialling a few fabrics I went back to basics and used a natural coloured linen for the background.

The perle embroidery thread shows up well on this.

I have finished the first one and now will move on to the next.

I have also been working on some Christmas stockings. The fabric has all been quilted in a simple cross hatch pattern, so now I need to make toes, heels and cuffs.

Only one has been cut to shape so far.

I hope to make more progress on these over the next few days. But the garden keeps calling, too.

24 Responses to Stitching Away.

  • Val says: The ribbon tree is gorgeous! What a great idea.The stockings will be great. Love the fabrics.
  • Pieces of Sunshine says: The ribbon tree looks great. Th embroidery finishes it off very nicely.
  • Susan says: I am loving your Christmas trees! They look great on the natural linen! And the stitching finishes them off perfectly!
  • Fiona says: I love what you are doing with the ribbon tree and hte linen looks great with it.... what a good idea quilting the fabric first for the stockigns.... hmmmm - you are giving me lots of ideas lately Hugz
  • Melody says: Your little tree is adorable.
  • Sheryl Scholte says: Karen love the xmas tree and stocking,well done,i love xmas and i so love seeing all the xmas things.
  • Lesley says: Your trees are just wonderful! And I love the linen as your backdrop.
  • Pauline says: The natural linen is the perfect background for the ribbon tree...luv the snowflakes gently falling on the ribbon tree. Awesome project and Kate Spain's Christmas stockings too..sEw cute!!
  • joan says: OHHHHHH that looks fabulous. I love what you are doing with your ribbon trees, and just might have to give it a try, myself. You sure are getting ahead of the holiday game. Putting me to shame!! :-) :-) Guess I should start thinking about that. It will be here before you know it!
  • Frances says: I have been thinking about making a few postcards to send for Christmas and your tree idea is wonderful!!! Thanks for sharing.
  • Linda Winters says: How fun! Love those projects!!
  • Sunnybec says: Your little trees are lovely. I recognise the fabric in the stocking.... Kate Spain by any chance! x
  • Rachaeldaisy says: Oh lovely Ribbon tree. When you're cutting off the edges you really are 'trimming the tree' ! Hee hee. I love your stitched stars. The fabrics youre using for the stockings is so cute!
  • Elaine/MuddlingThrough says: Those Christmas trees are gorgeous. And the linen is definitely a great background. Love them!
  • Karen says: I hope you dont mind but I think I might just "borrow" this tree of yours. It is so cool! Mind you it might not happen this year, although there is still 7 weeks before the day arrives.
  • Linda at Roscoe's Ma says: Gorgeous pictures! You are starting to pull me into the holiday season!
  • Astrid says: Your Christmas tree is so cute! It looks great on the natural linen - very beautiful! Cute stocking to be too. And yes, living in the tropics I know how often the garden calls these days. *Fortunate' we haven't had rain for quite some weeks so the weeds have more or less dried up. I'm not looking forward to the rainy season that starts soon! Wonderful weekend to you and yours!
  • Kelly says: I love your ribbon tree so cute and great colors!
  • Anita Hayes says: Hi Karen, Seeing the different colours on the Christmas tree has inspired me to do the same thing using bits of Christmas fabric, not to mention you've sparked me off to do some stitchery!! lol. Anything will spark me off. Have a great day. Regards, Anita.
  • Desley says: Good choice of background fabric for your tree. It shows in off beautifully
  • Ivory Spring says: Karen, Lovely stitching. Thanks for your kind words on my Starry Pursuit quilt. :)
  • Rebecka says: Hi Karen- Love Love your tree! Your stocking fabrics are so fun! You have a jump on the holidays, good for you! Enjoy the weather!
  • Mary Burns says: I love your Christmas Tree and Stockings!! Just found your blog, Love it, Hugs, Mary
  • Alethea Ballard says: I love the little ribbon trees and all of your cheerful posts. So glad I checked your site out! Hello from California - 40 degrees Fahrenheit here this morning!

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