Friday, 28 December 2018

December Smalls

December has been just a flurry of smalls stitching. As usual I waited far too late to get started on my ornaments which I was gifting and ended up doing a marathon of stitching and finishing. All in all I'm pretty happy with the results. The first two pictured were for my sons Jeff and Daniel and their names can be found in the tree branches.

The remaining three are word trees and spell Snow, Rejoice and Santa. 

I love doing these name and word trees! They stitch up quickly and make awesome gifts. All of the above designs were created by Helga Mandl. Unfortunately she is no longer designing. M Designs also did name trees many years ago. I tried contacting them as well for more charts but there was never any responses to my emails. I am fortunate enough to have ordered all the charts for my immediate family plus a chart pack of 10 designs for Christmas before they were no longer available. 

If anyone know of another source for these could they please let me know? I would love to order more name trees for close friends. The ornaments I have gifted so far have been very well received and loved.

In addition to these 5 I finished off the ornaments for my granddaughters. Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of the finished pieces before they were gifted. Here's a photo of one of the girls displaying her gift.

Now I'm off to start some more word trees. I ordered some lovely new overdyed floss from ColourComplements and from Nina's Hand Dyed Floss just for stitching more of these ornaments. Maybe I'll be ahead of the game for next year!


  1. Beautiful trees Lynn, I stitched o e for our children many years ago, so where I have our surname chart which I should stitch up really. Wishing you a Happy New Year

  2. Beautiful stitching Lynn. I just posted my last Smalls SAL. Hugs, Sandy

  3. I remember these. I've stitched the one in the Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue, but although I really like them, I never went looking for more. I've enjoyed looking at yours though.

  4. Lynn: Your trees are lovely, I did the peace tree and love it.
    Your a busy Lady.


  5. Your name and word trees are fabulous, Lynn. Love the thread choices for each!

  6. Lovely smalls. Pretty thread colours too.

    Have a Happy New Year.

  7. The name tress are all so pretty.
    I hope you find a resource for more.
    Happy New year!!

  8. You can order name trees from this website I did just a few weeks ago.

    1. Thank you so much! Can you order from her directly?

    2. Yes. If you click around on there, you'll find an email address. If you email with the name you want, she will send you an invoice via Paypal.

  9. They are all so beautiful! Such lovely personalized ornaments, your finishes look wonderful.