After framing my Summer Cross I decided that I wanted to work on something a little smaller. Also, I wanted to treat myself to using silk floss. I love cross stitching with silk as it just glides through the fabric.
This is the Grace Tree by M Designs. You can find her Etsy shop here.
This was originally designed as an ornament (I think). They stitch up quickly and work great with variegated floss. This is just a generic purple variegated silk floss that I used for this piece.
Apparently this floss is my go-to color for this tree, as you can tell from the one that I made in 2005.
I always use purple because that’s the color that I associate with Grace due to my friend, Sarah. Her middle name starts with a ‘G’, but she always says, “The ‘G’ doesn’t stand for Grace!” and her favorite color is purple. I guess that it’s just meant to be!
I am currently working on the Love tree, but I found a few more that I’ve made in the past…
This is the Peace Tree that I stiched in 2007. I’m trying to recall what color this floss was called, but I can’t recall right now. I know that I bought a few spools of it. This floss is no longer produced. It is a Hand-Dyed Fibers floss by Vikkie Clayton. Her floss and service were tremendous, but unfortunately she no longer dyes silk floss.
The other one that I’ve stitched is the Joy Tree. This one was on my fridge for a while, but my mother-in-law loved it so I finished it off and gave it to her as a gift.
I’m hoping that these don’t take too long to stitch up. Besides the Grace and Love tree I will again stitch the Peace and Joy trees. This time I have different colors to stitch them in.