Greetings...I'll keep this short and sweet. I have two more finishes and additions to my Stitch Stroll.
1. Red, White and Blue by Lizzie Kate This was a mini kit that came with the 32 count lambswool fabric, blue wool, red/ cream ribbon and button. It also came with a thin piece of twine for trim around the edges, but I elected to leave that off...kind of cheapened the look. Instead I added the blue star ribbon, a recent acquisition from JoAnn's to give a bit more pizazz. I have to say that this piece of lambswool was the nicest linen to work with..very dense and substantial. I remember lambswool always being on the 'flimsy' side, so was very pleased with this and hope to find more.
Lately, I've been finishing my pillows/pincushions by sewing around the four edges on my machine, cutting a slit in the backing fabric, stuffing, sewing the slit closed by hand and then covering with a piece of cute linen. I think it makes the outer edges look so much nicer and even...no section of hand sewing in your seam.
2. I stitched this next piece last year hoping ti get it don by Christmas...didn't happen. But here it is now all ready for 2019.....Christmas Eve Ride by Needle Bling. It's approx. 12 X 12 and I just bought a pillow form. I may have said this before but I HATE stuffing; I know it's a necessary evil but I really, really don't enjoy it!!! Just a simple finish here with a strip of trim that reminded me of snowballs.
So, that's it...I kept to my short and sweet. Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!