December 11, 2016

Christmas Tree Ornament - free pattern

I have the last of my 2016 free Christmas ornaments for you today - a simple Christmas tree:

I decided to stick to a monochromatic colour scheme so there's plenty of green!

The garlands are in fly-stitch alternating with beads, but of course you could use whatever stitch you wish. You might like to stitch the garlands in red then add red ricrac around the edge, which would look great.

 Whatever way you like to stitch it, I hope you enjoy making it ... and I would love to see a photo of your end product.

The free pattern is in my Craftsy Store here:

While you are in my store, you might like to look at this lovely Christmas cushion. 

The pattern is now available here.

I am well on the way with the 
free Block of the Month pattern 
that I have designed for 2017. I joined my husband in the lounge room for a few hours while the One Day cricket games were on and managed to get two or three of the embroidered panels stitched. 

The bonus was that Australia won all three games over New Zealand!

I thought you would like to hear my story about this Clivea:

Nearly 30 years ago when we were living in a College Community, a friend from Queensland came to one of our Summer Schools. She was an avid gardener and asked could she have a piece of one of the Cliveas that were in the spacious grounds, We gave her permission and didn't think about it ever again! Fast forward to a couple of years ago. We moved to Queensland and our friend came to visit us in our new home, present in hand. The gift was a Clivea plant from that original one we had given her 30 years ago! ... and here it is now flowering in our courtyard! It brings back happy memories of many lovely years in a beautiful location.

Happy stitching!


Bilko Parker said...

Thank you for this lovely pattern. That is a really wonderful story about the Clivya, isn't it nice to have great friends like that. Take care, Guida.

Nanna Chel said...

Thanks for the decoration, Val. I love it. We also have cliveas that have been around for ages. That is a great story I must say.

Anonymous said...

Thank you. These have all been terrific patterns.

Createology said...

Your ornament patterns are lovely and thank you for sharing them so generously. I mailed you a Christmas card but it was returned to me for a better address. I FaceBook messaged you but was cautious if I did not have the correct Val Laird. Thank you dear. When I receive your correct address I will remail it to you.

Gina E. said...

Loving all your felt ornies, but haven't had time to make any yet :-( Maybe if I just keep them, I'll make some in good time for next Christmas!
Your Clivea plant is gorgeous! Somebody gave me one years ago, and we planted it on the east side of our house which is mostly in shade. I think it has only flowered twice in 20 years, although the green leaves still look healthy. Do you think it might need more sun to flower?