Leafy Tree SAL

I’ve not spent a lot of time on my Leafy Tree recently, mainly because I’ve been concentrating on other projects so I could get a few finished – I’d reached that point of realising I had too many embroidery projects on the go at once…like five! This pattern is from an e-book by Mary Corbett of Needle and Threads called The Leafy Tree

I have made some progress though, three weeks ago it looked like this…

Having just compared photos, I’ve made more progress than I thought!!! I’ve now started on the light yellows and orange threads. I’m tending to stitch in numerical order, as each leaf is numbered for the stitching key, allocating it’s colour and stitch, this means that I’m stitching with just a handful of colours at a time. There are 104 leaf combinations, so I know I’m over half way now. This is my Leafy Tree at the moment…

The little leaves are mainly fishbone or fly stitch, but there’s a few different stitches used for the bigger leaves, such as up and down buttonhole, cretan and battlement couching. I’m getting better with the long and short stitch too.

This stitch-a-long is organised by Avis, from Stitching by the Sea, we post our progress every three weeks, just long enough to keep us motivated on a project. Please follow the links to see lots of beautiful hand stitching.

AvisClaireGunCaroleConstanzeChristinaKathyMargaretCindyHeidiJackieSunnyMeganDeborahMary MargaretReneeCarmelaSharonDaisyAnneAJJennyLauraCathieLindaHelen

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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16 Responses to Leafy Tree SAL

  1. claire93 says:

    gosh 104 leaf combinations! that must be keeping you on your toes!

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  2. Cathie J says:

    I am thoroughly enjoying seeing each new leaf that you stitch. They are all so interesting.

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  3. Such a gorgeous design and beautiful stitching as always. I don’t mind having a few projects on the go but I prefer to stick to one of stitching, one knitting etc. At the moment I only have my SAL project outstanding. The garden has taken over my life LOL.

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  4. Sharon says:

    This is really show stopper. So many intricate stitches to catch your interest. Beautiful!

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  5. So unique – wonderful colours and such intricate stitches. I also have several projects on the go.

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  6. Steady progress Margaret. I got up to 13 projects at one time – hence why so many ufos to still do. I think you need a finish every once in a while and with these 13 projects all being big ones it felt like wading through thick fudge. xx

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  7. wybrow1966 says:

    Good to hear that someone else has lots of projects on the go at one time! I love the different shades of green in this project.

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  8. Jane M says:

    I love the different textures you achieve with the different stitches, just amazing.

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  9. Christina says:

    Great progress! Loving those golden colors πŸ™‚

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  10. rutigt says:

    I love this tree! All the different leaves makes it so great!!!

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  11. Only five projects on the go? (That’s a joke.) I know that feeling of having too many stitching delights

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  12. Amanda says:

    That’s so lovely.
    I’m just reaching the aarrrrgggghhhhhh point with too many things simmering away too. Big list writing time to see what can be finished me thinks! πŸ˜„

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  13. kathyreeves says:

    This is quite a lot of progress Margaret. The leaves are turning fall like; I look forward to seeing what happens next!

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  14. That is going to be beautiful! I love art involving trees!

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