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!


  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! :)

  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

  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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