I have a cross-stitch finish to share with you today. I finished my Tom Turkey Sampler from Heart in Hand. I had seen so many finish this and have it with their Fall things. Last year I bought the chart and this year I finally finished it. I think it’s so cute with the turkey on it.
I stitched mine on 40 count Heartland from Picture This Plus. I used the color Used Brick for the stitching. The linen was a great color for the pattern…and just a heads up. The Stitchery Nook just got in a shipment of Picture This Plus linen.
I knew right away that I wanted to finish mine like the pattern. Do you notice the checked fabric is placed on the diagonal, then linen then the checked fabric is squared up? I liked that look. Now to see if I had any checked fabric.
I did have a good fabric that I was pleased with. I cut a diagonal strip. This is always a little tricky so I spray starched the fabric really well. I only put a strip that was 3/4″ wide.
I sewed that piece in.
Then I trimmed and put interfacing on the back of the stitched piece and the backing piece.
I sewed around the outside. I stuffed it and then hated it. There was too much space between the stitching and the first bias-cut strip of fabric.
So I unstuffed it and took it partially apart. I trimmed it. I restuffed, resewed and finally hand stitched the opening shut.
Here are the two side by side. You can see it looks much more proportionate in the final one on the right.
I added a 2023 charm, buttons on a gourd pin along with a little piece of fabric.
I’m pleased with it and glad I took the time to stitch it. My little corner is about full now…Oh my. I do have several Fall pieces now. It would be good if I would stitch a few smalls for other seasons.