Wednesday, December 17, 2014

My Cross Stitch Tree!

As I always say, I am late in posting and getting things done!  But, I now have some things to show, at last!!!
This is my cross stitch tree--It is a new one this year because I used my "regular" cross stitch tree for a special tree for my husband that I will show in a later post.  SO, I bought this tall, skinny flocked tree that I really like!  All my cross stitch ornaments are on here.  I added some cute little apple ornaments to fill in spaces and add color.  I am pleased with it!  Here are various photos~
(You will notice in the background, my collection of crucifixes.  This is an ongoing collection.  I have them from all over the world--places I've visited as well as some brought to me from friends.)







Here are some random shots of various ornaments.  The religious ones on linen are some particular favorites, from note cards back in the 1980s.  The cards were designed by Mary Beale and I really haven't seen many of these on other blogs.  One of my ornaments is dated 1987, so I stitched them a long time ago!! The colors are so lovely!



 

The rest are just lovely, fun things!  I mix everything up!  I have cute, primitive, elegant--all of it!  I use it all together!  I have Prairie Schoolers--several--but not a Santa!!  I love all of them!  I am making a pledge to stitch a Santa this year!  The little quilt at the top right is so cute--I have three of those!  I especially like the little house on the left.  I added a tiny house ornament on it by the button--cute!!  You also see my beautiful, gorgeous gift from Andrea above--Glad Tidings!






Thank you for stopping by--do come back soon!  I will be showing my other trees later and I want you to see those, too!
Merry Christmas!
Frances



20 comments:

Daniela Bencúrová said...

Lwow, so many crosses!
I have not seen it:-))
I like it, though I'm not a believer:-)

Jacquie Morris said...

WOW!!
WOW!!
WOW!!
Its beautiful :)
I LOVE LOVE LOVE it :)
Oh your stitching ornaments are wonderful..
Big Smiles :)

Vickie said...

Frances I love your cross collection. I recognize quite a few of them actually.
Your tree is fantastic!

Kaisievic said...

Wow! So many gorgeous ornaments - I love them all. Are they all stitched by you?

Lisa T said...

What a beautiful tree! I love the cross collection and the way you displayed them. Very elegant.
Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful rest of the week.
Smiles,
Lisa :-)

Shirlee said...

Your new tree is so beautifully decorated Frances ... & I like how you have all the crucifixes displayed on the wall behind it, reminding everyone what Christmas is really all about : ) My favorite ornaments are the Mary Beale ones. I would love to stitch them & one of my quests for the coming year will be for those patterns : ) I'm looking forward to seeing the special tree for your husband. I wish you & your family a very happy & blessed Christmas & much happiness in the new year!

Caitlin D said...

I love your cross stitch tree. If ever I get away from the massive projects I tend to start I would love to have one like that!

Kay said...

Beautiful. I like the idea that they are dated on the back. It is something I should have thought of along time ago. x

Jo Phil said...

Your new tree is just fantastic... so many lovely ornaments...

Sally said...

I love your tree Frances. It looks so beautiful with all those gorgeous ornaments.

Carol said...

Oh, how beautiful your stitching tree is, Frances! I love the Mary Beale pieces and your finishing is lovely :) Looks like you may need to add another tree next year! Hope you do get that PS Santa stitched--they are such fun!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Oh I spy Mary Beale! I love your tree! And I adore your Crucifixes!

Melissa said...

Beautiful cross stitched ornaments! That tree is loaded!

Shirlee said...

Continuing to pray for your sister. Did she go to St. Margaret by any chance? Please do enter me in the drawing for that wonderful bird : )

Angela P said...

I love your ornament tree!

Andrea said...

A wonderful ornament tree, looks like a larger one is required for next year!

Ariadne said...

What a gorgeous tree! I love that little ornament in blue with the house and the red birds. Do you know the designer? Have a great Christmas!And thanks for visiting my blog! AriadnefromGreece!

Frances N said...

That is a sweet Prairie Schooler ornament from the 2008 JCS Ornament Issue.

Shebafudge said...

What a beautiful tree and I love your collection of crucifixes behind. What a lovely idea.

Beth said...

What a wonderful tree Frances! FYI somehow you've become a no-reply in Blogger again. Thought you'd want to know.