When all else fails…

Follow the directions!

I wasted a huge amount of time yesterday trying to improve a process that would have worked great if I had just trusted it a bit more from the beginning.

I prefer to sew things up with the machine because I feel like it is so much neater and more secure. But man, is that pom pom trim hard to apply by machine! I must have spent an hour screwing it up and taking it out. I finally decided hand stitching would be quicker after all even if the edge wasn’t tucked in as tightly, so I followed the directions. And it came out. Here is Milady’s Needle Spring Pyn Pillow and I think it’s just lovely!

I also finished off the Bent Creek Tiny Nativity-not in a frame after all but still super cute!

And I am all ready to learn how to make ribbon ruching for the Gingerbread Man Ornament from Little House, which I stitched much earlier this year. Isn’t the backing fabric perfect?

Many thanks to Vonna, the Twisted Stitcher for her excellent tutorials!

7 thoughts on “When all else fails…

  1. Mary,I love your three ornaments. The pom pom fringe is such a pretty color and so plush. I think ribbon ruching will look great on your gingerbread stitch. Beautiful work! RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

  2. I love your 3 ornaments, have you tried gluing on the pompoms? I glued on ribbon and was impressed at how will it adhered. The ribbon could not be more perfect for your gingerbread stitch, I love it!! The little nativity scene is beautiful, is that one over one to get it so tiny? Mary@stitchingfriendsforever

    1. I have been told about glue by the finisher at my LNS but I can’t bring myself to glue on the fabric! I don’t trust I’ll be careful enough! And I like to be able to fuss with things and undo them if I need to. The Nativity is 2 over 2 actually but it is just a tiny design. I think I did it on a 36 Ct.

  3. You did a great job with the pom-pom, it is not very easy to sew. Your pillow is beautiful, the colours are amazing!
    The Tiny Nativity is so adorable!
    Love your gingerbread ornament!

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