Skipton Stitchers

At our December meeting at Skipton Stitchers we have a lovely tradition of a Christmas card swop, this involves everyone (who wants to take part) making a Christmas card, preferably with a bit of stitching on and writes a general Christmas greeting from the group. Having brought a card you can then take one home.

I needed something fairly quick to stitch. I decided to use one of the ideas from my Stitch a Garden course, I embroidered a tree on a scrap of linen. It really didn’t take long, it’s only small.

I just used straight stitch for the branches, stem stitch for the trunk and some satin stitch for the pot. A few red French knots just nicely finished it.

To give you an idea of size, this is an A5 card…as I said, it’s pretty small but I think it’s worked well.

In return I got a very cute cross-stitched card with a mouse on, I’m tempted to make it into a little decoration ready for next Christmas.

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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