My name is Rachel. I live and work in Pittsburgh. This blog chronicles the progress of my tapestree project, along with other needlework.

My daybook is a messier timeline of stray pictures and notes. 


I've been cross stitching since grade school. After "completing" lots of projects from store-bought patterns, I decided that I wanted to create a depiction of my own life in fabric. It's kind of like a primitive charm bracelet.

I plan to include memories, current events, or anything I'm especially interested in at the time. The initial goal was to add one new design per week (lol).

My original idea was to stitch a family tree, hence the name. 

Stats & Materials

The overall design is stitched on 45ct. ivory Florence linen with a range cotton embroidery thread. Most of it is cross stitch + freehand.

It measures about three feet wide by two feet high. Here's an idea of the size.