.....I finished the Lizzie Kate!!!! Yeah!!!!! I never had a small design take so long to stitch but I guess that's what happens when you do too many things at one time. I am certainly happy that this is now off of my frame and ready to be framed. I think I'll wait until after the holidays to look for a frame....I'm hoping for some good sales.
I stitched the design on 32ct. Cream Belfast using DMC floss. It called for some overdyeds but I decided against them. I really and truly dislike stitching with the cotton overdyeds.....Weeks, Sampler, Crescent....it doesn't matter which one.....I dislike them all. I have quite a few of them and they will be going on the selling blog shortly.
Now I want to tell you about the pincushion you see in the upper left hand corner of the above picture. This was very simple to make and it actually has a double purpose. I took a canning lid and glued the two pieces together and sat them aside. Then I made a regular old tomato pincushion and stuffed it really tightly. I then glued the pincushion inside the lid with some strong glue. I placed rubber bands up and over and all around it to keep the pincushion tightly inside the lid. I left this dry overnight and the next morning I glued a magnet in the center of the bottom lid. Why did I do that? I use magnets to hold my pattern to my fabric in the frame when I am stitching and this gives me a nice strong magnet to hold my pattern...but also gives me a really pretty pincushion that will hold my needle when I'm not using it.
This is a very simple to make so try it and send me a pic of what yours looks like. I would love to see different interpretations.
That's all for now.....back to Christmas stitching and until we talk again, have a Blessed day,