Today I am sharing a quick and easy finish for you. I stitch a lot of small seasonal things, because basically I am a child who decorates for each holiday and I like to finish things. But I do not like to spend a lot of money on finishing unless it is a special piece.
I was strolling through Target this morning and came upon this in the Dollar Spot.
I looked it over and noticed the pumpkins stick out from the frame. In other words, you could slip something down inside.
It was only $3.
I immediately thought of this stitch...
Also in the dollar spot I found some sticky backed vinyl.
Lately I have been using sticky backed felt and vinyl to put on the back of small pieces to keep from having to fold and miter corners. I know...lazy but this looks much neater and as I said, this is not a piece that will be treasured forever.
I ironed my stitch, placed the vinyl on the back and cut it to fit the frame. I had to do a bit of trimming to get it to fit perfectly.
I did take some burnt umber and dry rubbed it over the pumpkins to make them less shiny. It is personal preference. It would have been fine as it was but as my stitch is rather rustic I thought the pumpkins needed to be rustic too. ( Oops Jack o Lanterns!) I used some black pom pom for edging and for a final touch I glued the felt bat in the corner. You can find a package of bats, owls and jacks for one dollar per pack at The Dollar Tree. This design is Hocus Pocus Halloween by Heart in Hand.
I have it displayed on my kitchen hutch for now.
I also finished a Christmas Ornament for myself.
I moved my empty dough bowl to the bedroom and just tossed in a few random small stitches. I will add some fall greenery eventually but I though it was cute for a last minute design.
Several people have contacted me about designs they are looking for and it has been fun to play Sleuth. Here are a few places you might find those unicorn charts. ETSY often had old charts. I have found a few Prairie Schoolers there that were out of print. EBAY....usually Ebay prices are higher than ETSY but it is worth a shot. Stash Unload is a Facebook group you must join to access but you never know what you will find there. To be honest, I left that group because it was just too tempting.:) Hope this helps you ladies who are looking for an elusive chart.
Marvin and I are headed to the Gulf next week so I am just going to say that posting will be sproradic. I want to take this time to relax, read and stitch. I will have my laptop with me so I will be reading and commenting on your blogs while at the beach. Have a wonderful week Friends.