Thursday, 15 January 2009

Family Tree Progress

As promised here is my progress on my Family Tree from last week. The border on the bottom left is almost complete, the grass to the left of the house is complete, just some back stitch on the children still to do. I have completed the writing for Becky but need to add the inside border and the house is nearly complete.
A close up of the house -
I will continue on the bottom part still when it is on my rota next time, but then I am going to roll up the bottom and do some of the top. I need to fill in 8 more boxes of names with all the great grand parents on.
I also have a confession to make..... I have started another quite large project! I couldn't resist once I had made up my mind to do it. It was after my mom saw the framing she said "you'll have to do us a nice picture again and frame it too!" So I thought about what they might like and looked around for a traditional sort of picture. Looking back through the Cross Stitcher magazine that had the placecard chart in I saw a lovely oldie worldie country scene. It is designed by Kevin Walsh of DMC and there are several of his range for sale in the shops, but I just thought this was so suitable. It is called Country Idyll and it is stitched using DMC thread on 16 count white aida. Here is the picture from the magazine.

I did try to restrain myself not to start it yet as I have so many WIPs, but it kept calling me....... I thought well I bet I have no 16 ct white aida in stock so I can't start it yet.... but guess what I had just the right sized piece. (I took this as a sign!!) Then when I saw the stitching time said 55 hours (!! gulp!!) I just knew I had to start it and aim to get it done by Christmas!! So it will slot into my Week 2 of my rota, I started a little bit yesterday but will then leave it until its own time slot comes around again!! Oh I am weak!!!!

First night back at Stitch club went well and I stuck with my SAL work! On my next post I will show the "How I make my cards" tutorial.

Until next time....

Ginnie x

24 comments:

Wendy said...

Th family tree project is looking fantastic! I have never even attempted something so intricate and large! Looking v professional!!
I remember admiring the same chart in that magazine as well, will look forward to updates on that too ..x..

Gaynor said...

The family tree looks great...hide the other chart though..one classic car is enough for me!

Sarah said...

Your Family Tree is looking very impressive, I can't wait to start mine this weekend.
I think I have that Kevin Walsh chart in my stash somewhere, I really love old country scenes though I doubt I will work on that anytime soon!

zetor said...

'Family tree ' looks so good . I have bought the 'Crossstitcher ' magazine there are some tempting designs, I do like the card designs and the heart cushion on the front.

Julie said...

Family tree looks beautiful, lovely chart for a new start too

loulee1 said...

It is an idyllic scene.

Annie said...

I just love that family tree. But you need more weeks in the year with all the projects you have in rotation!

Miss 376 said...

Family tree is looking fantastic, it seems to have grown so quickly.

Theresa said...

Jayne it looking fabulous.

Jean said...

I am so impressed with your family tree!! The close up showed your perfect stitching- very commendable! Who is the designer of the family tree? I love how colorful it is - some I have seen are so muted that the design gets lost. I just love the choice.

Now that I reflect on Wendy's comment, I realize that I haven't done anything that intricate and large in some time!

Now my burning question- why is your blog called ginnie's cross stitch and your name is Jayne???

Cindy F. said...

I love your Family Tree project! It's amazing:)
Ooooh, Country Idyll is a pretty stitch! We should all have clones!

Tanja said...

Beautiful stitching on the family tree Ginnie! I bet your mom is going to love the country scene.

Srinity said...

Great progress on the Family tree. You have picked a lovely chart to stitch for your parents.

Rowyn said...

Family tree is looking great. I can't wait to see your progress on Country Idyll... I love English village scenes.

Chiloe said...

I like stitchers taking signs wherever they can find one !! lol But if it was calling: what could you do? ;-)

I love your family tree: so gorgous!!! The next projact is really nice too. Great choice !!!

Barb said...

It is looking great so far!

Sharon said...

It's beautiful!

Sam said...

Family Tree looks fantastic Ginnie! What a beautiful project. I'm so tempted to start something new as well, after all it is Guilt Free January... ;o)

Daffycat said...

Family Tree is looking awesome! Beautiful stitching, Ginnie!

Lovely new start! Another large project? Who cares...stitch what makes you happy!

Tammy said...

That is looking good! You are a fast stitcher Ginnie!

Shell said...

Family tree is coming along great,love the colours.I love starting new projects too.

stitcherw said...

Your family tree is looking wonderful, and you did an awesome job of your framing of Lest We Forget, congratulations. Your new start will be lovely, can't wait to see a picture of it.
Sue

Carla said...

Your making great progress on Family Tree, Ginnie!!

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.