I haven't done a design wall Monday post in FORever, but I made such great progress on my Noel doodle tree yesterday, I didn't want to not post a pic!
I back stitched all the silver and then whipped stitched those stitches to (1) make it stand out nicely and (2) to help hide my pattern lines. I love the look!
With the green, I'm either stem stitching or outline stitching, depending on which side of the letter/curves of the letters I'm working on. Yes. I use the two stitches interchangeably, depending on my need. Don't tell the embroidery police on me. Ha! Now that I'm seeing the word stitched in part, I think the NOEL will stand out quite nicely.
My big problem (and where the design wall comes in) is what to do with this little stitchery once I've finished it. I worked a red and green patchwork frame for a stitchery design I sketched out last week (based on the same design I used for my November cornucopia piece, last year) . . .
Here's the stitchery colored . . .
I'll probably raw edge applique the words and stitch the heart, manger scene, star and holly. And gosh, the patchwork frame works rather perfectly for that, so I hate to use it for the doodle tree. Plus I don't think it's the right shape.
Which brings me back to, "What do I do with it?!" Hmmmmm....I may have an idea. Just maybe. Just. Maybe. Linking up to Patchwork Times.
Have a GREAT week!