These past few weeks, I've been having fun creating. The other day I finally put the last stitch in the Christmas pieces I've been making. If you got a chance to read my previous posts....my plan was to list them for sale in my Etsy shop. Well, a friend saw them and called to ask if she could purchase them. AND if you know me, I can't say no to a friend. I still wanted to show you what I created in hopes that it will still be of some inspiration to all the creative stitchers and finishers out there.
I reworked my "Holly Sampler" pattern so that it would be square and fit on this hanging bag finish that I wanted to make.
I think my most favorite of the three is the sawdust filled holly pinkeep. It's just so simple and prim......my favorite kind of piece. I love the black and khaki striped homespun ticking that I chose to use. I just recently purchased this fabric and I'm sure I'll be using it again on something soon.
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As a little holiday surprise from me to you.....here is the holly border pattern
I stitched it with WDW Bullfrog and GA Country Redwood
using 30ct R&R Reproductions Old Mill Java linen. I had some scraps leftover from a previous project and it just happened to be the perfect linen color.
The pinkeep measures 6 1/2" by 4" with the center ticking being 3" by 4"
I used the same ticking on the back. I left a 1/2" seam allowance on all sides of the stitching before sewing it all together. It's really quite an easy finish and hope you'll give it a try.
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There's still plenty to do around here to get ready for Christmas. I'm off now to run some errands and do some last minute gift shopping. Thank you for following along with me and I'm always so happy to hear from you and see your comments. Enjoy these days leading up to Christmas and Happy Stitching.