Saturday, October 13, 2012

grandma's christmas tree

A good part of this weekend spent working on Grandma's Christmas Tree.
This piece inspired by my mom's tree, actually.  Her ornaments a hodge-podge of things- things that we made as kids, other things she made herself, thrift shop and other baubles she has kept through the years. 

I'm stitching this over two threads on 28ct. hand dyed Lavender Sunset linen from Wichelt Imports.

Thrilled today as well for a couple of reasons. One, I found the newest DMC Color Variations at Michaels. Granted, they were boxed sets, but I did want to try all of them out. Love them even more in person. I've always been fond of these threads. They are so subtle in color shift.

Also, my Molly picked up a new canvas today as she is starting to paint again. 
Such talent there. She's holed up in our "studio" (aka her brother's former bedroom!) as I type, and has been in there painting away all afternoon. 

Me, I'm about to put a pot of coffee on and pick up the tree again. 

It's been a good day.

(Oh, and Shan? Ordered my birthday yarn! Thank you! Yumm!)


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    1. I got the sage and I believe forest green? I think it was forest. I'm going to make a new hat for myself! ~hugs~

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    1. Thank you! I'm really having fun with it. Started out kind of slow and I wasn't sure if I liked it, but as more ornaments are added, I'm really starting to warm up to it. :)

  3. Awww I love the tree!! Well done, it looks really nice ☺


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