In 2023, I joined the Mystery Evergreen Stitch Along (and Quilt Along – see that post here). I love a good mystery stitch along, and since it seemed to match (from what I could tell from the teaser) was that it would match my 2022 Christmastime Mystery Stitch Along (see that post here).

The pattern was released in 5 parts. I did not start it on time, though, so I finished it pretty much all at once. This is typical me.

I love how it turned out. I did make a change to the pattern. The star on the top of the tree was supposed to just be the lightest pink, but I didn’t like how it blended into the fabric, so I took 1 strand of the light pink and 1 strand of the medium pink together to stitch the star. It turned out really nice and has a pretty variegation in person.

Here are the details:

  • FREE Pattern found at Fat Quarter Shop.
  • Fabric: 14 count Aida in Natural by Wichelt.
  • Floss: Classic Colorworks:
    • Ribbon Red
    • Cherry Tomato
    • Cobbled Peach
    • Queen Bee
    • Little Sprout
    • Steamed Broccoli

I finished stitching this piece at Bryce Canyon over Thanksgiving, 2023. We like to go there for the holiday: Thanksgiving dinner buffet; beautiful, scenic views; indoor pool (the kids like to swim); couches and tables for gathering with family and playing games. It is so fun there!

The weather over Thanksgiving was really snowy, so we spent a lot of time indoors, lounging in the guest common area. While the kids swam or played video games, I sat and stitched away on this piece and finally got it finished!