Sunday, July 17, 2011

LIke I need another new start ...

I recently returned from a 3 week vacation abroad, having taken along my HAED BB SAL QS Terra to stitch on (which I really don't enjoy THAT much), and I crazily decided once I got home that I needed a new start. All of the projects I have going at the moment - Home Sweet Home, Drama Queen, QS Terra - are all huge projects (56, 16, and 6 pages respectively). I needed a littler project where I could see a finish in the near future.

And so, I pulled out an already kitted up project - what I call Autumn Tree. If you are a long time reader, you might remember that about a year ago I stitched an Alessandra Adelaide tree for my brother as a family heirloom. Well, I'm now working on its little brother. I'm stitching the same tree pattern, but this time it is 1 over 1 on hand-dyed 28 ct Cashel linen (from Picture This Plus via my LNS) and the leaves on the tree will be orange and gold instead of green. As before, I'm back to using my beloved variegated Vicki Clayton HDF silks. They are beyond lovely to work with! I'm planning to make this my mom's Birthday or Christmas present, depending on when I finish it.

Without further ado, my start:


  1. Hi Adrienne! :D

    That's a beautiful start. I love the fabbie. Looking forward to seeing more of it.

  2. You have a project that is 56 pages??? Oh My! That is shocking. Good Luck! I love the color fabric this piece is started on. I have never stitched with silks, but I heard they are really lovely.

    Love forward to seeing your progress on this piece.


  3. I do remember that tree you stitched. It was beautiful. :)
    I really don't know how you can stitch one over one on 28ct linen!

    Great start, the colour of the linen is lovely.
    Looking forward to seeing more.