So I have cut out four Christmas tree fronts and backs and have stitched on some patchwork pieces on top of some on the machine. Started to write on the words for stitching and I feel six will be good to take to sew. I also want to take some red work or indeed a cross stitch piece. I just can not decide
which one right now.
The Christmas trees will have red and white bakers twine to hang them instead of ribbon and I have made them slightly wibble wobble as I wanted them not to be so triangular or a perfect triangle, so I drew them free hand which worked really well and I found the effect I wanted.
The trunks will be cinnamon sticks so they smell good and I think there will be cloves inside with stuffing too....
The weather has changed quite a bit and we had our annual chimney sweep come to clean our chimneys last Friday. We have an open fire in one room and a log burner in another and both are now safe to use and it feels it will not be long either. I will assume my position by the fire in my cuddle down chair and be stitching by one of them I think very soon.
Today I have got out my cinnamon syrup to have with warm apple juice. Its not as good as you get in America because they used unpasteurised apple juice but its not bad and this time of year it is rather lovely as a early evening drink, we have a great coffee machine here and it has the steam heater spout on for frothy milk but you see I heat my apple juice with it as well takes but a few seconds and I have a lovely Autumn drink ... so quick I am not away from my stitchery for too long.
This picture of a tree cut out has now got the words Angels Gather written on ready for me to embroider. I put that on the blue side. I am still undecided about the button I covered so we will see what I think after the embroidery has been completed. It is lovely to be doing this and yes a sprinkle of Christmas has taken over me.... No good trying to do all that Christmas stitching in December with so much else to be done and the shopping we all have to do. No I like to do mine now and then its ready and waiting for me. These will be tied on to presents as decoration and a extra little gift.
The blue half of the above tree had some patchwork put on from little bits of antique fabrics and I
thought it turned out rather well. I put some on another of the trees. ( top picture)
I may write snowflakes softly fall on another of my trees but I will see if that will fit on. I think it will on the white side of this tree, each word on a different strip will look good I feel. and some white embroidery on the red with patchwork side, little snow flakes?
The urge to get them done before I go is getting to me but I am going take them and be good. It is easier to take little things on a plane.
Today I am going to get on with the cutting out of two more trees and then concentrate on the mixed media picture and because I have had the fairy dust of Christmas sprinkled over me it is now going to have a Christmas theme .. can not help it - sorry!
In readiness I have got out my water colours and old papers and letters and a gorgeous bundle of fabrics and threads ... It is exciting. Of course if it goes well I might jump back a season and do something with the Autumn feel too. This week is about experimenting and designing new things and I am having a great time thinking about how to do things.
Well that is it for today I hope you all have a great day and forgive my excitement of the season jumping.
Happy Stitching! XX