Saturday, March 20, 2010

Another Wedge of my Christmas Tree Skirt!

I recently received a wonderful treat in the mail - another wedge of my big work in progress!  This is the second wedge of my dresdan plate style Christmas tree skirt that Leslie has done for me - isn't it gorgeous!?  That little girl with the shovel is my favourite winter silkie of all time - I think the little one must live in Canada!  lol  I was really excited to see all the cross stitch Leslie did using the waste canvas technique.  With the ballerina, the Christmas tree and the Nutcracker the theme for this wedge is obvious.  I love nutcrackers and have happy memories of taking the kids to see The Nutcracker at Christmas time when they were little.

Here is a closer look at some of the cross stitch Leslie did - the Christmas tree and the nutcracker.  There is a lot of work here!  I love the way the silkie is trimmed out using a stitched seam treatment - a nice change from the trims usually used.  I noticed how the seam treatments are all the same colours - ties it together nicely!

Here is a photo of the nutcracker and the ballerina.  I love the way Leslie added the ribbon to the ballerina!

One last photo - shows the ballerinas ribbon nicely and also shows some of the embroidered fabric that I used piecing the block originally.  I love to find embroidered pieces on my travels to the thrift stores and incorporate them into my piecing. 

Thank you Leslie for all your wonderful stitching - I will treasure this always!


Pat Winter said...

What a beautiful heirloom you have started.

Karen said...

WOW!! This is gogeous!! No wonder you are happy with it!