We were on fall break this past week* so I didn’t have a lot of time to finish things up, so I tried to get most of it done before we left. I also didn’t have too much recently stitched to FFO anyway. I made the Pensee Sauvage by Samplers Not Forgotten into a pillow per the kit instructions.
Oh my goodness, I am glad this was a heavily patterned fabric. I cut one of the sides an inch too short and had to sew the pieces together and recut! You can hardly tell-the patched together side is on the back. I’m not sweating it. It came out really cute.
I also put together the Stacy Nash Summer Garden needlebook. The instructions were really good. This was not too hard to accomplish. I learned a new thing too-how to finish a small on both sides of a cardboard shape when only using 1 piece of cardboard. That will come in handy for ornaments and such.
Finally, I finished Chubby Bird from Jeannette Douglas into the example tart pan finish:
I followed Vonna’s tutorial. But I did A LOT of lacing of the back after gathering it with a drawstring. Lacing really is the KEY to getting a round shape with no lumps. It is totally worth the extra effort!
Thank you Rachel for hosting us for this SAL! Head back to Ten Hour Stitcher to see more FFOS!
*Where did we go on Fall Break? Well, we’ve been cooped up since March due to Covid of course. It was time to get out and do something. We headed up to Sedona and Flagstaff to see some fall color, then to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, and Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks. I love our amazing scenery out here in the Southwest US!