Dec 10, 2013

Santa tree

Hiya.  Regarding the prior post, I have no idea how the tiny bit of bleach will affect the floss in years to come.  I'm assuming it will be OK since it was just touched lightly, but you never know!  By the time it deteriorates, I may be gone.  If not, I'll stitch them again on linen.  So the correct answer to daredevil or stupid, won't be known for a while.  Stitching white after staining is the best practice, but these are 20 years old and I wanted to darken the light green fabric.  Removing the stuffing and dunking in cold water would certainly be a good idea, but I'm lazy. Anything other than a full rinse would allow the bleach to seep to the fabric.   But if I rinse them, the coffee stain will change too. Actually, taking them apart wouldn't be a bad idea because back then, I didn't use fusible interfacing and the difference between these and my recent finishes is huge.  I really prefer the structure and firm feel of the fusible and should do that.  Later.  And here they are with the others.
All Prairie Schoolers topped with a Mary Beale wreath, rusty stars and bells.

Unlit


 
With lights.
 


 Other than a few sprigs of greenery here and there, I'm done.
Thanks for visiting!






55 comments:

backporchcarver said...

Wow, love your Prairie Schooler tree. I am working madly away at trying to get some of them done so maybe next year I can have a small tree. Also love the Mary Beale wreath.Have a great day.

Robin said...

Love, love, love your PS tree, Marly!

Robin in Virginia

butterfly said...

Your tree looks fab well done. hugs.

Andrea said...

Love your Santa tree.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

So wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing your tree with us.

Merry Christmas!

Lynda (Granny K) said...

From one hot flasher to another a heartfelt thank you for your terrific blog which I love to visit.
Your PS tree looks great. I love it and i'm jolly well going to stitch some of my own. I've got the charts, I just need to Get On With It.

Merry Christmas Marly! xx

Lida said...

It looks so good and yes they will servive as long as you don't put them in the sunlight then it goes much faster! Greetings
Lida

Chelle (Dana) said...

I love your Santa Tree! I have a few Prairie Schooler charts for Santa's. I want a tree like yours, so I better start stitching. Not sure I could do the finishing as good as yours. Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth Ann said...

They are great, love the wreath too!

Mariella said...

Bellissimo, complimenti anche io adoro gli schemi di Parairie Schooler.
un saluto dalla Sicilia
Mariella

dixiesamplar said...

What a beautiful PS tree, Marly!

LindataxPA said...

It's perfect!

Raffaella said...

Oh!!!
Adorable, very very magnifico!
I'd do it for next Christmas
Raffaella

sheravery said...

One word--- INCREDIBLE!!

-Sherry-

Laurie in Iowa said...

I'm in love with your Santa tree...beautiful!

Mary said...

The Tree looks perfect, like you are few springs of fresh greens closer to Christmas day..and I am finished. Just need to wrap a few things( tomorrow ) and I can just stitch my days away. No stress, except for the same old question for the husband " can't you make the dinning room bigger...he says he is looking for a "wall stretcher" but as yet no luck. Somehow we manage. Enjoy your holiday.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh Marly, your Santa tree is spendid! Love it!

Krista said...

What a beautiful tree! Love it!

Jackie said...

Your tree is absolutely beautiful! Just the right balance of ornaments and lights so your PS's can be the star of the show!

Jennifer Helms said...

Beautiful!!!

Carla said...

I love it! There are tons of stitches there! Awesome!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Love your tree!

Carolyn said...

LOVE your Santa tree! All your ornaments look perfect. :)

Vickie said...

Looks great Marly. I am keeping it real simple this year too. Have never gone this simple. Feels good.

Kay said...

LOOOVE the tree!! You've inspired me to finish all those PS santas I've collected over the years!

rosek1870 said...

Love your tree! And I am so with you that I can always stitch them again. I don't worry about whether or not my stitching will be around in 100 years. I just enjoy it now, Where did you get the pattern for the wreath??
Have a blessed Christmas!

Catherine said...

Beautiful tree!

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

It is so lovely and so worth all the anguish over colour changes. It is beautiful and you should feel rightly proud. Love Irene xxx

Deb said...

Your treat is wonderful!! And the MB wreath is the perfect topper.

Glenna said...

Sighing happily at work over your tree. Such a nice dose of Christmas!

Primitive Stars said...

Oh Marly, what a sweet tree, looks so charming, Francine.

llknbillburg said...

Wow! I love your tree!! I had wanted to stitch all the PS Santa ornaments this year but just couldn't make it happen. You have inspired me to try again next year!! Laura

BARBARA said...

All I can say is....awesome Santa tree! Merry Christmas

Vera said...

Beautiful tree Marly -- love it!!

Pam in IL said...

Your tree looks great!

Wanda said...

Oh my goodness, I want a PS tree! It is just gorgeous Marly!

Judy said...

All of your ornaments look beautiful on your tree!

Judy Heartland stitcher

Margaret said...

So gorgeous!!! Love love love it! So is that a real or a fake tree? My kids refuse to let me get a fake one. lol!

Barb said...

What a beautiful tree!!!

SewAmy said...

Wow! I love your santa tree!!

Maggee said...

My stitching buddy started a different(?) Mary Beale wreath that I have not seen in a while... must inspire her again! Lovely tree! Hugs!

Theresa said...

Your Santa tree is wonderful - what joy it must give you!!

M.Grazia said...

Love your danta tree, beautiful, ciao M.Grazia

Jubama said...

Magnifique !!!

LUNA said...

Wspaniała choinka !, taka bym chciała mieć .A ręcznie robione ozdoby są cudowne.Pozdrawiam serdecznie.
Luna.

http://zmierzchluny.blogspot.com/

Ellen said...

Gorgeous! Love all the Santa ornaments!

Hugs,

Shirlee said...

It looks lovely ... perfectly prim : )

C. M. Designs said...

Your tree is simply breath taking Marly.. What an accomplishment..
I didn't get my PS Santas finished for this year.. Will work on stitching more and finishing them for next year.. That's really something to look forward to.
Have yourself a "Merry little Christmas". I hope your kitties are doing well and that Bud is behaving.
Charlotte in Virginia

Chris said...

That is a fabulous tree!!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Your tree and all of your santas are beautiful Marly. Truly, one that I aspire to someday...

MartyG said...

Marley, this is really lovely.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Magnificent!
Robyn

Jeanne said...

Wow !! Your trees are wonderful...your Santas are just the best! Really beautiful work.

Melody said...

I love your Santa tree! I think it turned out great!

priscilla said...

Love..love..love your Santa tree!

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