Saturday, September 24, 2011

Roses from the Gingerbread Tree

I've been diligently stitching on my Gingerbread Tree Etui, a cyberclass from the Victoria Sampler. I love seeing Thea and watching her complete the stitches. Unfortunately I had to watch them after the live class since we went to the Hyatt on the first weekend and Sea World on the second weekend. Still, it's been a lot of fun, and I've finished stitching the four tree sides. Here you can see the roses on the four sides, each made with a different kind of stitch. I still need to bead the tree and stitch the scissor pocket before I can start assembling it. There's also a little pincushion I need to stitch.

I'm so looking forward to having this one sit next to my Gingerbread House. My chart for the church came in today too! They use a black linen for the roof, but I'm thinking of switching that to a dark brown.

Oh hey, and I think I finally found the magic button on my camera to make my closeups actually look clear!


Kathy A. said...

Wow, that is stunning. I love Victoria Sampler work but it is far too challenging for me. I so admire someone who tackles her work and does such an amazing job!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

This is so beautiful and delicate. I'm really looking forward to seeing the finished piece.

Giovanna said...

Those borders are so pretty! Lovely stitching.

Tatkis said...

Beautiful roses borders!