Wow, I had a lot of stitching and finishing this week. First I want to answer a question from my regular reader, Terri in Lakeland, FL. She wanted to know what an ORT Bag was....
I did an FFO on the exchange piece I am doing for North Alabama Stitchers. They are to be mailed the week of the 19th of November so WHEW, I have time to find a few goodies to add to the box when I mail it off to the recipient.
This week I worked on finishing some Christmas ornaments. I will say I am not perfect at it. I look at other stitchers finishes and wish I was as detail oriented as they seem to be. And it is messy. Check this out.
I have found two things that are very helpful..
.These are silicon thimbles I purchased from Tonya's Sewing Room on ETSY. I do not use them for sewing but I use them to keep from burning the fingerprints off my fingers when using a glue gun. These are perfect for putting on a finger to hold the piece in place until the hot glue sets. The glue will peel right off these thimbles and you are ready to craft again. I wish they made a silicon glove that was easy to maneuver in when crafting.
I also purchased some sequin pins at Hobby Lobby.
One more hint...
On to the finishing.
This is a modified Brenda Gervais piece. Who doesn't love a red house and a cardinal?
Rack Stack by Plum Street. I fiddled with this for an hour trying to make it perfect. Part of it is the border and part of it is my inability to cut foam core straight. If I had left off the border it would have been perfect. Lesson Learned. Plus the stinking border was not really necessary anyway!! I mounted this on one of the little signs I purchased at HL.
I used some antique buttons from the button jar I purchased at Yesteryears in Tennga, GA.
This one is showing up more red than it is in person. The bowls and the cookies are pink. Country Cottage Needleworks is the designer.