It all came about from my desire to make Christmas cards but my lack of enthusiasm regarding the time it would take to make them all (about 20) and I was trying to find a Christmas card design today that I could stitch in 2 hours instead of 4 or 5 and I thought I could design a quick stitch tree. And that's what I did!
I intend to finish the tree off with some wording..Merry Xmas..and then place it in a card. The pictures below are just of the prototype! lol! I don't actually have a physical chart of it. Oops!
I just grabbed a scrappy bit of aida that I had and thought I would experiment by stitching. The colours of the french knots were random and I think some worked and some didn't as they didn't contrast enough with the green of the tree. I don't usually do french knots as they can be a bit hit and miss but I don't think they look too bad and they work well on such a small design. Its finished size is about 1 3/4" x 1 1/2" without the wording. My original idea was to place the merry xmas in an arc over the top but it could also go to the right of the design.
I think I will definitely stitch it again as it makes a cute ornament too - that could hang in a card aperture. So watch this space for future tweaks.
And here are the pics.....
And here is how I eventually finished it....