Stitchalong – Family Tree

My mam is a keen crafter, and I have a project I need to finish. As such she invited me to join in her Stitch-ALong (or SAL) which means I am supposed to post about my project regularly and show the progress I’ve made. As I’ve been ill, I already missed the first deadline for posting (oops) but I had at least made some progress to show! I’ve sneakily backdated my post though…

The project I’m making is called “Family Tree” and is a beaded cross-stitch kit I bought when I was on holiday in Vermont last year. I made some progress with it then, and then took it to India with me when I went there, adding more to it in between trips. Despite having about 12,000 miles on its odometer there is still some work to do!

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The full picture

It’s my first attempt at a beaded project, and I’m finding it slow going because of the material I’m stitching onto is punched plastic rather than fabric. The holes are huge and the plastic doesn’t offer my needle any friction when it goes through, so it’s a little strange. I’ve been told by the knowledgeable one that the reason it’s on stiff plastic is because of the weight of the beads, which would warp aida.

Here are a few pictures of my project – can you see where I’ve made the progress? I can’t..! Hopefully I’ll have something more dramatic to show next time!

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Strange plastic sheet and beads.

Here are the links to the other participants’ blogs: ClaireGunKateCaroleAvisAlisonJuleElizabeth and Wendy. We’ll be posting every three weeks.

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