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« on: March 21, 2012 06:58:36 AM »

hello!  made this for my partner in the recent Cushion Cover Swap (check out the gallery!)  it is yet another gorgeous design from my favorite embroidery book, Doodle Stitching by Aimee Ray.

i stitched the tree trunk entirely in back stitch, using a variegated pearl cotton floss.  if i were to do it over again, i would definitely use orange floss for the fall portion of the tree, here i used one strand of light green and one strand of yellow held together, loved the look of it up close, but it didn't seem to show up too well on the linen!



for the blossoms, i decided to do french knot centers instead of satin stitching out of pure laziness...now i'm so glad i did because i love the way it turned out!



thanks for looking!   Grin



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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2012 07:02:51 AM »

beautiful!  I love the square knots AND the variegated floss.  I think your instincts were dead on, personally!  gorgeous!
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2012 09:57:00 AM »

So lovely!  I like the idea of all four seasons being on one tree!
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2012 10:59:07 AM »

Wonderful work!  The knots were spot on for the flowers.  Everything looks great.
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2012 04:25:00 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2012 05:50:26 PM »

This is beautiful! I love the blossoms Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2012 07:07:03 AM »

So pretty! I love the different seasons. The falling leaves are wonderful.
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2012 05:10:42 PM »

Love, love, love, love all four seasons! I am going to go and check that book out!
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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2012 06:47:31 AM »

thanks everybody for your lovely comments Smiley
Pammy1965...that book is awesome!  if you can get a hold of the motifs collection it comes with a dvd and you can load up all the images right on to your pc!
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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2012 07:48:20 AM »

This is really sweet - I like how the French knots add some texture to the flowers.
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