Here are a few pics of me and my sweet girl together...
But we had the most amazing time and I wouldn't trade one minute.
Rita's needlepoint in NYC has some really neat exclusive ornaments to commemorate New York City. I ordered this one and completed it this weekend....I like it a lot.
Love the "purple" background which was the color it was painted and it looks good/unique - stitched in Silk Lame braid, it has just enough sparkle. I just used floss to basketweave the skyline. Red Neon Rays in the diagonal mosaic, reversed directions, for the apple to make it shiny. I did a twisted bullion for the stem - got to use my new extra long bullion needles. For the leaf, tent stitch under and then tacked a little "real" leaf on top. The snowflakes were done last and on top of everything else. This is my third time to use the & MORE beads in size 15 and I really love them. These were the clear translucent ones and very matte in finish which I liked for this. In the entire tube, I probably only tossed out 2 or 3 beads because they wouldn't fit over my beading needle. That's amazing. Try them if you get a chance - they really are superior beads and not just a shameless plug for my friend, Julia. The & More beading thread is pre-waxed and works really great for times like this when you are using only one strand. It's a little thick if you double it, but to me, that's not required so it's all good. I do generally double the Sundance beading thread for the brick-beading method I like so much.
I used a cross-stitch method, with single strand of beading thread to make all the beads sit straight. Just learned that technique and it was definitely the best choice for this piece.
For a simply little canvas, it turned out really cute. Hopefully you get a chance to stitch up a trip memory like this for your branches.