Thursday, October 3, 2019

Halloween Finishing Spree Day Four

Hi, stitching friends!

I'm realllly excited to show you today's finish. It's my first attempt at a drum. Hats off and big thanks to Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher, for her excellent tutorial video. She made it look so easy. I did not expect much from my first attempt, but I have to say, I absolutely LOVE it.


The pattern, by Lizzie*Kate, is "Just a Little Hocus Pocus," which is the bonus chart that came with part 2 of Lizzie*Kate's Halloween Mystery Sampler 2019. I'm still working on the sampler, and I stitched the bonus design on a little scrap of 32-count "Fog" linen by Picture This Plus. The cat's eyes are amber-colored beads from the mystery sampler embellishment pack.


It was such a cute, fun little stitch, and I am really enjoying stitching the sampler. The orange diamonds in the bottom diamond pattern above were supposed to be filled in with black stitches, but I thought the diamonds would look more dainty if I left the black stitches out.


Isn't that little witch trick-or-treater darling? In the original pattern, she didn't have any hands, so I added two little stitches to give her some hands. Without them, her little bag was just floating beside her.


I topped the drum with some black pom-pom trim and stitched on a narrow black ribbon around the bottom.


For the top, I used a little square of Moda fabric from a charm pack I bought on Etsy a while ago.


I used another square of Moda fabric from the same charm pack for the bottom. Sooo cute!

Thanks for stopping by, friends. I will be back again tomorrow for Day Five of my Halloween finishing spree. I'm telling you, I have been on a roll! Until then, be well, and I hope you find (or make) lots of time to stitch!

16 comments:

  1. OMG, that is precious!!! What a fabulous finish...I can't believe it's your first drum attempt!!! Maybe one day I'll show you mine! :)

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  2. Meg, your drum looks incredible. Well done on your first attempt with making a drum. What a great way to finish off this sweet Halloween stitch!

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  3. Wow! Now you are just showing off haha. Beautiful!! Love the way it turned out.

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  4. This is so cute! Your finishing is perfection!

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  5. Your finishing is going beautifully. I'm in desperate need of some finishing time--I'm sooo far behind!

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    1. But when you do finish something, Honeybee, it is so great. I always look forward to seeing your posts. You inspire me!

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  6. My goodness girl...you are a finishing queen. With this you have outdone yourself. I simply must try one of these at some point. Fantastic job.

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  7. Excellent finishing. The pom poms and bottom ribbon were a great addition. Sweet!

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  8. Oh my goodness, this is such a sweet design and a beautiful finish.
    Congratulations on this lovely barrel.

    Catherine

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  9. Wow Meg, that looks really great,
    I have not made such a finish myself yet.
    Have a good time. Martina

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  10. Wow what a great finish. So many little details.
    Have a nice weekend. Manuela

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  11. Oh, that is just perfect, Meg! Well done in every way and I'm so glad you gave the little witch hands :)

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  12. You are on a roll Meg!! I just love the drum and your finishing is perfection!!! I love the bottom ribbon and the pom pom trim and the fabrics work perfectly!! I'm glad you gave her hands!!!

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