I had so much fun putting together my Thanksgiving "Giveaway" packages.
I stitched two pieces to send with the packages and I tried some new finishing techniques. Sorry that the recipients had to the guinea pigs but I think
they turned out OK.
Heart in Hand
This was my first attempt at an easel finish. It is very similar to a flat fold finish but much quicker and easier.
I think I will be using this finish more than the flat fold from now on. If you are interested in a tutorial for an easel finish click here. I also used piping for the trim, another first.
Bent Creek Zippies
This little turkey was so quick and fun to stitch. I decided to try a pin cushion finish. After seeing my friend Karen use crushed walnut shells for "stuffing" at the Pals Fall Fling I was inspired. I used Rainbow Gallery's Wisper thread to sew him up. I was surprised at how easy it was to use. The only draw back is I had to spend a lot of time pulling out the fuzz after I finished stitching. It flattened and was stuck inside but the end result was what I was going for.
Here are the rest of the surprises I included in the packages.
I hope Deborah and Calamity Jr. enjoyed their Thanksgiving goodies.
As I contemplate all the things I have to be thankful for I realize that I am very lucky and blessed. I have a healthy, happy family, a great job and everything I need.
This year I am especially thankful for all the stitching friends I've made. I am so glad that I got to meet so many of you in person this year. You've been a great inspiration to me!
Keep on stitchin' on,