Wednesday, June 19, 2019

I'm on a Bit of a Roll...(505)

I'm in a finishing state of Mind....I had to stop by and share my latest finish. I fell in love with this piece when it came out as an exclusive kit from one of the Dyeing to Stitch clubs. I figured I'd patiently wait until it came out as a chart, but a kind friend (thanks Syd) offered to sell me hers. I used the contents of the kit, 36 ct. R&R Patriotic Brew and a combo of GAST, WDW and CC fibers--love the muted shades. Now in all honesty, I loved stitching this...the finishing not so much! It's really hard to get a perfect circle!!! Now I saw recommendations that it worked best to hand stitch inside out, turn and stuff. The actual directions said to whip the folded edges together. I chose to sew mine on the machine inside out, turn and stuff through the bottom, then sewed a piece of holiday trim over the opening after I sewed it shut. I also left a bit more fabric showing past the design and had to add to stars and my initials  so there wasn't a large bare expanse on the back side. All in all,  I am very pleased with how it turned out, but it took a day and a half to complete. So here is  Merry Christmas (505) by Blackbird Designs.

Don't forget to check out my June 12th post for a chance to win the Quilting Bee  chart by The Blue Flower. You just have to leave a comment with the word "bee" in it and be a follower of my blog. The drawing will take place on June 30th...good luck!

Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!


  1. This turned out fabulous, Stasi! I like the colors in this one and the simple elegance of the design itself. Hope you are staying cool!

  2. It turned out beautiful.
    Love the soft colors.
    Congrats on your finish!

  3. This is gorgeous! Very well done.

  4. More gorgeous stitching Stasi. Love, love, love it! The colors and design are beautiful. RJ

  5. This is one of the prettiest finishes I've ever seen, Stasi! It looks too complicated for me! If I ever stitch it, I'll send it to you to finish--ha ha!! Hope you're having a grand weekend :) ♥

  6. Ti sei presa avanti con le feste. Molto bello questo ricamo, รจ sempre bello ricamare il Natale