The pattern for this tree can be found in the November/December Stitch-it Today magazine on pages 44 and 45.
I hadn't tried needlepoint before I found this project, but my daughter had done a little bit. She showed me how to start and stitched a few pieces herself. It was so easy to do, and now I love needlepoint!
The easiest way to transfer the pattern onto the plastic canvas, was to use a permanent marker, then cut out the pieces.
These are the little yarns I chose to create the ornament French knots.
After the pieces are finished I traced the pieces onto felt and trimmed the felt to fit the back of each piece (mostly to hid all of the stitching mess). I hot glued the felt onto the back of each piece. For a moment, I thought of gluing sheet magnet onto the backs of each piece, so that they could be put on a refrigerator, but didn't do it. Maybe next year.
It was a fun project!
Until another day, have a happy stitching day!