Saturday 22 December 2012

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

Back in July, I began the first of three embroideries of Christmas trees.

I finished the third one a couple of weeks ago.

On Wednesday, the three of them were joined with sashing to make the front of a wall-hanging.

On Thursday, the wall-hanging was basted and minimally quilted (in the ditch). The binding was cut but I had trouble with joining the strips at 45°.

On Friday, I re-watched the explanatory video and tried again. The quilt was bound and the binding was sewn down between lunch and dinner time.
2012 Christmas tree wall hanging front
Then, the hanging sleeve was cut and sewn which meant another video (thank goodness for YouTube). The label was cut from a metre of fabric labels I bought in the post-Christmas 2011 sales for $1.00!

After dinner, the hanging sleeve and the label were attached.

All that’s left now is for WM to hang it opposite our front door as a warm greeting to all our visitors.

Nitty-Gritty (for those who care about such things)
size: 32” x 15”
fabric purchased from Spotlightembrodery thread: green (3346), red (304), gold (729), brown (898)
sewing thread: Gutermann white (5709) and charcoal (5902)
stitches: stem stitch, Colonial knot

O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
How richly God has decked thee!
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
How richly God has decked thee!
Thou bidst us true and faithful be,
And trust in God unchangingly.
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
How richly God has decked thee!"

Linking up with Thank Goodness it’s Finished Friday post over on Sew Well Maide (hosted by Karen).


  1. Your stitcheries are lovely!

  2. A beautiful finished project-I'm proud of you! Yes, I rely on YouTube for lots of refresher courses!

  3. It looks great, but the photos don't do it justice!

  4. It's beautiful! Congrats on getting it finished.

  5. I love your stitcheries they are unique.
    Cheers, Anita.

  6. It looks great. I love handmade decorations for Christmas.

  7. Lovely!! I really like the tree on the right with the curly branches.

  8. Wonderful. There is something special about the humble xmas tree isn't there? Thanks for linking up on my blog this week. Cheers, Karen

  9. Oh my gosh Lynne, it's amazing, I adore that. I could imagine those stitcher is on cushion covers too. Absolutely gorgeous. Love that middle tree best of all.

  10. Oh,very nice Lynnie. Where was the design from ?
    Not that I'm short of Christmas ideas LOL
    and thankyou for once again visiting my mad Christmas House Tour


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