Cross Stitch Finish: Ye Old Crow Sampler

I have a cross-stitch finish.  I’m so happy.

I thought I would take you along as I finished this project.


I planned on getting this done before Halloween but when I looked at the pattern cover and saw that they used pompoms for finishing, I decided to order some.

I looked at a lot of places but it was high priced like $6 for a couple of yards.  I ended up going on Amazon and found this trim package.  It was $21 but look at all of the colors and there are 60 yards altogether.  You can find it HERE on Amazon.

I ended up getting it, taking the colors I liked, and passed the rest to a flosstuber, Cynthia Brew from Stitching in the Light, who is great at dying things.  She took the colors and darkened them and is using them.  I know I could have dyed them but it’s not my thing.


Long story short…I got some black pompom trim.

I first sewed…the trim to the stitching side of the stitched piece that I had already put interfacing on…then I sandwiched it with the backing and sewed it close to the same stitching line.


I clipped the corners and turned it right side out.

Then I stuffed it with poly-fil and crushed walnuts.

While I was busy the dogs were sleeping.  I had gotten an extra small dog bed when I got Izzy and she fit in it perfectly but you can see she’s outgrown it.


I sewed the opening shut.  Here’s the first look at it.

You can see I still have plenty of pompom trim to do another piece or two.

I tried to stuff it a little more lightly this time.


I ended up being okay with it but…I kind of wish I added more stuffing.


It is definitely more of a Halloween than Thanksgiving piece but I’m going to leave it out so I can enjoy it for a bit.  I’m going to be so happy to be able to pull this one out next fall and be reminded of my work.


I stitched this one a scrap piece of 40-count Vintage Country Mocha.  I used the color Raven by Gentle Arts.

I really like stitching on small projects occasionally.  It’s so nice to have a quick finish.  For those of you who might be wondering, this is the same designer who made out Red Bird Sampler….

12 thoughts on “Cross Stitch Finish: Ye Old Crow Sampler

  1. Kathy Swanson

    Thanks for the link to the pompoms! I wanted to get some to finished my “Blessed” piece, but wasn’t wanting to pay so much. This is a wonderful option.
    I enjoy reading your blog posts and want to thank you for sharing your creativity and kindness with all of us readers. And I am so happy that Izzy found her way to you (and Gannon), congratulations!

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  2. Sue

    Beautiful finish. I’ve always liked ball fringe (as we call it in New England). Makes me almost want to do cross stitching again.

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  3. Suzy R.

    I love your finish of Ye Old Crow Sampler! In fact I like it so much that I think I might try to find this pattern to stitch. Thank you for the inspiration … and the sweet picture of the puppies!

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  4. Kate

    Your cross stitch really looks cute. I like the pom poms, such a perfect touch just like the chart cover. I also like to do some smaller projects whether quilts or stitching, fun to finish faster.

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  5. Karen Hockom

    I love how your “Ye Old Crow” turned out. Just wondering, how do you fill your pincushions with poly-fil and crushed walnuts? Do you have a liner bag? Or do you just put them in the finished cross stitch? Thanks!

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  6. Kim K

    I finished mine last week. I think I’m going to frame it though. I bought a black Mill Hill frame but it looks like the opening is too small. Going to have to find something else.

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