Friday, March 12, 2010

I’m Knot Crazy…

…yet!!!

I showed you the well wishes project not too long ago. Well, I decided to give it a try, but of course, I have to make it my own! I really didn’t want to make the WHOLE thing embroidered, so I took some off white linen and used water colors to paint it.

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I started working on the tree first, since that is what drew me to the project in the first place. So, here’s what’s in my hoop right now:

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Since I have spent so many hours working on this I took a BUNCH of pictures!!

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You can see the felt I put behind some of the layers to create more dimension. 3-12-2010 008

I have learned one thing, though I still love french knots…I absolutely HATE bullion knots! I had a terrible time making them even! At least it’s a tree trunk and they aren’t perfectly even anyways.

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12 comments:

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Are you kidding, that is amazing, really stunning, I love the idea of the felt!! Really wonderful, I love french knots too!!!

Cindy Is Crafty said...

It is going to be awesome! Cannot wait to see it all finished!

Allie said...

OUCH - my jaw hit the floor! This is absolutely stunning. I just want to touch it!

Annette said...

Oh.My.Gosh!!!!!!! I'm in awe! Can't wait to see it finished!!

Sarah Oldham said...

Gorgeous!
here's the link to my new blog:
http://prayer4thejourney.wordpress.com

I'm still trying to get my old ones restored to me . . . annoying, really. So, I have to write/share, yeah? Something new every day LOL.
Lovely work on that tree!!!!!

Micki said...

This is amazing! I just love all of your French knots!
Micki

My Life Under the Bus said...

Oh it's gorgeous !!! - I can't make any kind of knot even : (

Carrie P. said...

Awesome job! It is so pretty. I love french knots too but have not tried my hand at bullion knots.

Plays with Needles said...

Your tree trunks look perfect to me! And your tree is coming along beautifully...

urban craft said...

wow, really really amazing! I adore it! You can see the love that you put into it.

Jade said...

Breathtaking!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello from Michigan, I just discovered your blog from HEN. I ordered this same magazine a week ago and received it Sat. The ( I call it The Cherry Blossom Tree) is truly beautiful. Your French Knots are fantastic. I hope my first attempt turns out as good as yours. Hugs Judy