Sunday, September 11, 2011

The tree is in full bloom!

It's amazing what a little greenery will do for a room or a canvas for that matter.  It brings everything to life.

Today we finished our tree by Colors of Praise and I am really pleased with the leaves on the tree.  We used a combination of traditional needlepoint and ribbon embroidery. 



The ribbon leaves are quick to do and add just the right dimension to the tree.  Did I mention they are quick?  I do love quick when it looks like a million bucks.

 The borders are also complete, beautiful colors and simple stitches to frame the tree.


It's off to the framer next.  I have an idea of what I want to do.  We'll see how it works when I see it live.  Think Mackensie Childs and you'll have an idea where I am headed.  If you too plan on framing your Tree, stitch several extra rows of black around the perimeter of the design so there is a little something to hide under the lip of the frame.



Next week we start the Halloween Tree class.  It's right on the heels of this one but I can promise it will be very different. 

8 comments:

Goldylox99 said...

Ruth, it's beautiful. Your artistry in choosing the threads and stitches really made this piece sing. And your stitching is superb! Fantastic!

Robin said...

Stunning!

Tapestry Fair Needlepoint News said...

That tree looks great! Much better idea to use the ribbon combined with upright cross, rather than just ribbon - gives it much more interest and dimension.

Diane said...

Gorgeous!!!

Lisa said...

Ruth, the piece is just stunning! You have a real gift and it shows in all your stitching.

Nancy L said...

This is beyond beautiful!

Ruth Schmuff said...

Hi all:

Thanks for the compliments. I am so glad you like what you see.

Missy Gray said...

It looks fabulous!

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