Week 9, hope you all had a wonderful holiday! I had lots of turkey and Thanksgiving goodies, football and friends. Watching holiday parades and an extra day of football meant I could get the stitching complete and block the piece.
Here are the pins and button hooks. The blue one is supposed to have a cameo look to the white emblem, but it looks more like a Star Trek communicator button, LOL! Still, somehow that is more me, so I left it.
I realized that I had left out the metallic threads on the measuring tape. I thought maybe that is why it didn’t look like the picture, so I went back and added that shine.
I filled in a bit more on the thimble, and now it looks more complete and smoother.
The buttons are all done too.
I steam blocked it as a whole piece.
I started to cut them apart, then thought it would be good to add some stablilizer to the back so the edges wouldn’t fray while I assembled them.
Here’s another pic of the kit photo, showing the bows on the ornaments.
But, I thought they detracted from the stitching. I think I’ll leave them off. Even when I made them smaller than these pictures show, they just pulled the focus to themselves and away from the stitching detail.
So I used the red ribbon in the kit for hangers, and stitched them in place.
Now, what fabric to use for the backing? Decisions, decisions, maybe an assortment. I do like that green fabric with the stars and buttons print. But, any of them would work, don’t you think?
Getting close! I think I will actually get them on the tree this year!
Special note, I have put the Amazing Value Play pattern on sale in my Etsy Store for this weekend and Cyber Monday, regularly $10 you can buy it today and tomorrow for $7.50, no coupon required.