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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Saturday Stitching

After proclaiming that I have moved on to Christmas stitches, I had to stitch two more Fall items.

I got Heart in Hand's Tom Turkey on the old Q snaps.

And as it was a quick finish, I have an FFO. I must add that the chart came with beads but I am not a fan of beads so I just put a cross stitch where the beads were to go. When I pass the stash, my friend will get the beads and she can decide if she wants to use them.  I love the freedom we stitchers have in deciding what works for us in our stitching world.

Here it is...I found the matching fabric at Walmart and it is perfect for the piece. I also added a burlap ribbon.

The Back...

I use Vonna's idea to leave a small slit to add the fiber fill. I traced the leaf pattern on some nice feet I had purchased at Hobby Lobby.  I free handed the stitching.

Here it is in the dough bowl..

After Halloween, the dough bowl will get a Thanksgiving look.

I got this from the Framer...


My niece's wedding gift will be going along to Georgia in November.  I love the way it turned out.

And here is my next quick stitch.


I ordered this from Beach Cottage Stitchers and you received the pattern and the flosses for the stitch. I have most of it stitched so maybe it will be FFO'd by next Saturday.  Dena at Half Stitch Cross Stitch on Floss Tube enabled me on this one. I believe in giving credit where credit is due.:) If you have not watched Dena's channel, you need to do so. She is a Beautiful stitcher and a lovely lady. She takes on big and complicated stitches and makes it look easy.

Here is a new one by Heart in Hand. So sweet for Christmas. Heart in Hand has been one of my favorite designers but I have to say that they are not consistent in putting out new charts. They seem to be on fire lately so I am trying to purchase their new designs.

Happy Stitching!!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

What color thread did you use for Tom Turkey? I have the pattern but couldn’t decide on the stitch color. M.P.

Mary said...

Arlene, Your finishing on Tom Turkey is just perfect!! The fabric works so well with the stitch and the ribbon is a nice accent. The leaf in the back reminds me of the turkeys feathers when they are all fanned out too!! Your dough bowl is filled with lovely Fall stitches.
Such a lovely wedding gift for your niece.

Sandy said...

The dough bowl is great. I am not sure how Tom Turkey could look better though. The name one turned out well too.

Arlene @Nanaland said...

I am trying to remember what color thread I used on Tom Turkey. I think it was DMC 439. I wrote it on the chart and I have already put the chart in a mailer to send to my friend. Sorry!!

Sandy said...

Well I know what friend is getting Tom Turkey:) :) :) I will let you know what color is was so you can post it! I will be watching the mail.

Robin in Virginia said...

Arlene, Tom Turkey looks good. I tend to leave off the beads especially if they are scattered about. Look forward to see your pumpkin stitch in finished form! Your dough bowl looks great. Enjoy your Saturday!

Preppy Empty Nester said...

Love all of your darling pillows. Have a wonderful weekend, Arlene.

Mrs.T said...

Everything looks wonderful, Arlene! I especially love the way you finished Tom Turkey. You are such a prolific stitcher. I know I will never be as productive as you, but I would dearly love to get back into cross stitching. We will see!

Terri D said...

You know I love your projects and finishes! Thanks for sharing them each week! Your dough bowl is always so festive!

Mari said...

I love your Tom Turkey! And your niece is going to love that gift!
I dreamed about you last night. Who knows why but I dreamed that I was doing a cross stitch project, and in the dream, I thought that I needed to tell you that I was cross stitching again. :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You're getting me excited about stitching and new designs. I am almost finished with my last Fall design and SO ready for some holiday patterns! Have fun!

Carol said...

I always enjoy your Saturday Stitching posts, Arlene! Really love Tom Turkey and need to stitch that one myself :) And what a special gift for your niece! Those JBW charts are always so cute and make such a fun, quick finish--enjoy!

Enjoy your week ahead, Arlene!

RJ said...


Such cute stitches Arlene. I'm glad you didn't stop stitching your Fall items because Tom Turkey and the pumpkin are so adorable. I love the finish you did for the turkey and the fabric is so pretty. Great job. Just got home after much time spent at the beach this month so I will be catching up on my reading and commenting. RJ