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Friday, November 8, 2019


Hi friends! I have fun, little Autumn finishes to share with you! I had this idea come into my mind the other week. I have seen little deer shaped votive candle holders used to hold tiny cross stitch finishes instead of candles on Instagram. These were sold as kits originally a few years ago I believe. Well I figured I could just buy my own deer right?🦌

I went looking on the internet, and ooOoo! I found not only 🦌 but 🦃!!! Take a look at what I made!
Aren't these fun?
I went through my old fall issues of Just Cross Stitch magazines looking for the perfect patterns to place in the turkeys. I hit the jackpot when I found the November 3rd, 2014 issue. All of the patterns you see that I used came from this issue. The pattern is called Quaker Acorn Etui by Pamela Lewis and Susan Rohm of Praiseworthy Stitches. I stitched these with DMC and VMSS 2 over one on 30ct mystery linen.
The first one I finished is the pattern with the acorn pair and the squirrel. I sewed that into a tiny pillow. 🥴 I am not pleased with the outcome. It is not a perfect circle. I realized I cannot sew a perfect circle. Especially not that tiny! So I changed the way I made the other two. Dare I tell you?! I guess I will. I figure I am doing these for ME. When I die, I will not know what happens to these. I know my kids cherish the Christmas ornaments I make them, as for everything else??? I do NOT know. SO.... I actually used a Snapple bottle cap. 😮 Yes. Many of you do not use glue, or do you? I don't know. I use Alene's glue in quite a few a my finishes. I refer to Vonna's tutorials still after all these years and she says to use that glue!

I used a Snapple bottle cap, wrapped my stitching around and down the cap, and glued  just the edges underneath the cap. Then I just dropped the bottle cap into the turkey! At least I have a nice round finish. I was going to say, nobody knows, but now you all know!🙄

Would any of you like this chart? Will you stitch it?
This chart was given to me by our friend our friend Robin  You need to be a sidebar follower of mine and leave a comment on this post. I will draw a winner on Monday, November 18th.

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10

Keep warm my friends! I don't know if it is very cold by you, but it is frigid here in Wisconsin. We have snow too!

Well, I am off to stitch more on a small baby sampler for a first baby of a young couple.

Stitching and praying,


MartinaM said...

This is so cute, perfect for this season. And you have a pretty decoration that not everyone has.
Something very unique. I love it
I think your idea with the bottle cap and the glue really well, and you would not have betrayed it - I think it would not attract attention. It testifies to your creativity.
Have a wonderful weekend, Hugs Martina

butterfly said...

Love your new stitching projects so cute.
Have a lovely weekend.

Manuela said...

So bautiful your new stitching finish. It is a wonderful decoration.
Have a nice weekend.
Hugs, Manuela

Marilyn said...

Those Turkeys are too darn cute!
Great idea with the bottle cap too, they look so nicely finished.
You have some cute Fall finishes.
Have a great weekend!

marly said...

Adorable! What a great idea and if the cap fits, use it!

My stitching will probably be dropped off at Goodwill one day. Please don't include me but thank you for the offer.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Lovely stitching as always sweet friend. I think they are super cute, too. :) Happy Weekend. ((hugs))

Robin in Virginia said...

Your turkey trio -- so adorable! Well done, Vickie! Where did you find your turkeys? Have a super Friday and wonderful weekend!

Purple Pixie Dust said...

I love what you made, very smart. count me in your draw please. I have been looking for that chart with no luck. big hugs Great stitching.

Mary said...

Vickie,your use of the Snapple bottle cap was brilliant and thanks for sharing it!! I love this little turkey's. I think they would be cute napkin holders for Thanksgiving dinner too! What a clever idea you had in substituting the candles for a stitch. Cute selection of stitches too!! I would love to be entered in the giveaway and hope to catch up with all your prior posts soon. Mary

Cynthia said...

Those turkeys are so adorable!!!

Ele said...

What a fantastic idea! Your little turkeys look so pretty. Thank you for the tip about the bottle cap, I will certainly use it in the future to obtain perfect round finishes.
Have a wonderful weekend

Barb said...

I love your little turkeys, they are so cute! I totally agree with you. Who knows where our things will end up. It is not something I ever worry about. I do it for my pleasure and I do use glue!! Priscilla says there are no cross stitch police!

Carol said...

As I mentioned on IG, I love your little turkeys, Vickie! Such a great idea to use the bottle caps--and glue! There is NOTHING WRONG WITH GLUE!! I use it to attach my cordings and ribbons and buttons. Just a teensy bit of Aleene's Tacky Glue and that's it. Would I use it on an heirloom sampler? No--but on my little ornaments and things, I say "go for it!" ♥

gracie said...

Oh how wonderful that project is. Great idea. I use tacky glue on many projects.

Magnolia Baby Creates said...

Hi Vickie!
I love this sweet Thanksgiving pattern! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a great idea to make a little display. I am going to go look at tea-light holders now. I am sure I have some!
I'll pass on the turkey chart, we don't celebrate here, funnily enough LOL

Julie said...

Now they are just delightful and so cute... well done!

diamondc said...

Vickie: I think they are beautiful and would love to make some for Christmas Santa Shop at Church if you do not mind that I copy you.
You did a beautiful job of finishing them, I do use the same glue Vonna uses it is safe for fabric.
Please do not include me in the chart giveaway, I have way to many designs to get done now, you are a very generous Lady to pass the chart on.
I hope you are staying warm and enjoying lots of stitching.


moreofhim said...

Your turkeys are adorable! I love how you came up with such a clever idea. I'm sure your children will cherish everything you've made. I just love everything you make!

Blessings - Julie

Mary said...

Your turkeys are adorable! What a cute little finish!

Margaret said...

You're so clever! Love your little turkeys, and your finishing is perfect!

Astrids dragon said...

They are adorable, they turned out great! Even better when you figured out how to make it easier to finish. I do use fabric glue, and I've used it for bottle tops too.
Where did you find the turkeys? You know, in my spare time to create something!