Wednesday, January 28, 2015



Jan's doweling Christmas tree still stands on the book case behind her desk she can't bear to pack it away, now she has come up with a new idea which will include all four of us, Jan, daughters Rachel and Caitlin and myself. We are each to make two Easter Egg decorations by March and she will then make it an Easter Tree. 
  I had the job of providing a template so we will all be making them the same size, and once I pulled out so materials the ideas flowed very fast and beside making the two for Jan, have decided to make a collection of eggs for my own tree, these need to be smaller. shown here are the two sizes the large one is about 3 1/2 inches.  Here is some of the before and after efforts with the fabric.
From these ideas Caitlin has decided she will make the ones on the left and the right so I can look forward to her spending some time here stitching They are really quite quick to make. as you can see already I have several, not all finished but well on the way now I need a shopping trip to find some more goodies of braid, beads and trims for finishing.
At this stage my favourite one is the blue forget-me-not one in the centre, I bought this material as it reminds me of the Chatham Island Forget-me-not which my mother grew and I have not succeeded getting  established in my garden.

Will keep you posted with what I stitch , maybe some cross stitch ones next.