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Life’s a Stitch

Finished my tiny pincushion today and it’s all wrapped up and ready to go out in the mail tomorrow.  Hope it gets where it’s going in time.

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Baby steps

Well, I’m sure that all six of you who read my blog will be delighted to know that I am back working on something again. I’m actually only finishing a previously-stitched project as a small pincushion, so nothing major, but hey, that counts, right? It needs to go out in the mail for someone’s birthday soon, so I better get crackin’.

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Two more ornaments

I didn’t include these two in my last ornament post as I forgot to take photos before I mailed them out. The pieces I sent were finished as pillows, not as flat ornaments as shown, but you get the idea. Next time I make some I think I might try finishing them this way, it looks a heck of a lot easier than all that sewing and stuffing! LOL

The Prairie Schooler 2008 Freebie “Noel”
The Prairie Schooler Designer Series “Forget Me Nots” From My Garden
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Ornaments 2008

For Christmas 2008 I stitched a variety of small Prairie Schooler patterns on pieces of 14-, 18-, and 22-count scrap Aida cloth and finished them as tree ornaments. All of pillow backs were cut from medium-weight dark green cotton cloth, and I used silky green cording for the hanging loops. I secured the reverse of the stitching and attached cotton batting cut to fit to stabilize the backs. After stitching the little pillows together on the sewing machine I turned and stuffed them with polyfill, ladder-stitching closed the small gap I used for stuffing.

Top, left to right:
Prairie Schooler Book No. 24 “Prairie Birds” Wren
Prairie Schooler Book No. 134 “Christmas Day” Snowman
Prairie Schooler Book No. 124 “Folk Art Christmas” AngelCenter, left to right:
Prairie Schooler Book No. 134 “Christmas Day” Farm Snowman
Prairie Schooler Promotional Minicard “A friend is a gift you give yourself”
Prairie Schooler Book No. 134 “Christmas Day” Santa & Tree

Bottom:
Prairie Schooler Book No. 24 “Prairie Birds” Junco