I was on Snickerdoodle Dreams the other day and discovered that Valerie from Pastimes Online was the guest honeypot, then I noticed that Valerie also mentioned it in her blog. So I took a trip over to Snickerdoodle Dreams and discovered a wonderful idea that she listed, something called the Primitive Tree. It is a primitive looking tree that you were free to design and decorate as you wanted. So I decided to give it a try. On Friday night while I was trying to recuperate from another round of band camp I began thinking about what I could do and waiting to have my cable connected (again – I touched some wires I shouldn’t have). On Saturday after I finished the chores I began designing my pattern. I love the little birds from Cinderberry Stitches and thought I would pay homage to them on my tree by trying to free hand them – I think they turned out well. Once I had them drawn, I traced them onto my Kona Cotton (natural) and have been working on it since then. Finally finished tonight.
I embroidered this using back, satin and running stitches and used both the solid and variegated DMC floss.
While I was working on it, I also came up with, in my opinion, is a brilliant idea and have begun to sketch out my next idea using the primitive tree design. Can’t wait to put it together.
You should try it too, it was a lot of fun.
Note: These are not the original pictures that I first posted. I wasn’t pleased with the quality so I retook them.