Home in the Country Stitch-Along #10

Now that the large elements in our Home in the Country stitch- along are in place, it’s time to add some details.

In this step, we’ll add a row of trees along the horizon line and a rooftop garden to the house. The resident of this house is a very ambitious gardener!

Please note that directions are added to the Home in the Country Stitch-Along page after they are first posted here on the Artfabrik blog.

Step #10- Stitch the Tree Line and the Rooftop Garden

  • Stitch the Fern Stitch vertically from the sky down to the horizon line to make a tree.
  • Use a size 8 pearl cotton thread (like Grape Juice) and a size 3 hand embroidery needle.
  • Add more trees across the horizon to create a tree line. Stitch to within 1/4″ of the edges of the fabric.
  • Stitch Stem Stitches from the rooftop of the house to create stems for the flowers.
  • Use a size 8 pearl cotton thread (like Lime Frappe).
  • Stitch Lazy Daisy Stitches on either side of each stem. Using that same thread to make leaves.
  • Stitch a Bullion Knot from the tip of each stem to make a flower.
  • Use a size 8 pearl cotton thread (like Sunrise).