My Family Tree needs some embroidered leaves to get me going on this project. I dipped into my 30's fabric stash (the one I'm supposed to be using for my Dear Jane quilt) and chose some pretties to work with the palette I need.
After choosing a font that meant I could fit the long names of the family on leaves as well as the short ones, I embroidered in several different stitches before unpicking them all and going back to simple backstitch.
The others looked a bit too clumsy and clunky on the little leaves and while it needs to be worth stitching them, I want the names to be quite subtle. So, hopefully this works without the names getting too lost in the overall picture. We'll see.
Come on, Sarah, you can do it! Might make Christmas finish after all ;-)