Monday, 22 July 2019

Summer Of New Starts #1 - Snow Globe Tree

Good morning all,

So this weekend saw the first of my seven Summer Of New Starts. I was feeling in a Christmassy mood so chose a Christmassy project - not that I got far enough into it to stitch the Christmassy bit, but the thought was there!

I must say I really really enjoyed stitching a new project and, as a result, made a fairly good start on the sky:

Christmas Tree Snow Globe by Lucie Heaton (etsy)
Stitch count 56 wide by 56 high
Stitched on 16ct Antique White aida 2 over 1
Stitching time to date - 3 hours 25 minutes

There are four in this set and this is what they'll look like when (eventually) finished:

This project now gets put away, but when it reappears I plan to stitch the snow and the tree in the new Etoile thread and use beads for the baubles. I think you'll agree there's no harm in a bit of bling at Christmas?!

I'll be back this time next week for the second of my Summer Of New Starts, but between now and then I've plenty of other stitching I need to do!

Take care,
Rachel x


Sheryl said...

It is always pleasant to start a new project and these Christmas Tree Snow Globes look very pretty and will be lovely with the Etoile thread and beads, great start.

Linda said...

Love your new start Rachel. Now I need to get those.


Cathy said...

I love your first new start! The tree and cottage are my favorites of the four.

Katie said...

Love it! Love the set. Of course haha. Great new start!

Faith... said...

Great new start Rachel! Those snow globes are cute. Bling is a good thing anytime of the year, especially Christmas!

Shebafudge said...

What a lovely set of snowglobes! They will look fabulous when they are finished.

Mary said...

Great progress so far. Her designs are so cute and it looks like a really fun stitch.

Leonore Winterer said...

That's a great start and a very cute project too.

Tiffstitch said...

Love your ideas of extra bling on these. Yes, definitely Xmas needs a little extra pizzazz!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great idea to use the Etoile, I haven't bought any yet. These snow globes are cute. You've chosen my favourite to start with.

Bethan said...

Those snow globes are gorgeous. I look forward to seeing yours progress x

The Crafty Princess said...

Oh love these! And yes Christmas does require bling as does every day of the year LOL!
xo Alicia