Saturday, January 2, 2010

What I Have Been Making Today

Anyone following my blog now knows that the theme of the wedding is the Tree of Life.
This is what i am working on at the moment. This is on a 14 inch embroidery hoop, the backing is seeded cotton drill, the tree silhouette is on a self patterned brown fabric.
I ironed vlisofix on to the brown fabric, drew on my design, cut it out, and then pealed off the backing and ironed it onto the cream fabric.

I am now in the process of blanket stitching it all around with a shiny copper/gold/bronze embroidery thread.
When it is done i will be cutting out a piece of wadding to fit, turning the edges under and then i will be stitching the whole thing invisibly onto a large square cushion/pillow.
I maybe putting in other details, like beaded flowers, not sure yet. This is what i like about crafting something new. This will be my wedding present to Steph and Michael.
I am really enjoying the process.


  1. Hi Sue, your tree is fantastic. They will be thrilled. You could always place beads on it and see what you think, before making a commitment.
    It will go so well with the necklaces.

  2. What an exquisite piece - it wil be such a beautiful gift. I love your tree design and the fabulous blanket stitching.