Let’s just say, I’m glad you aren’t looking at this up close.
This is from Stacy Nash Primitives and called Netty’s Sampler Pinkeep Drum. I decided to stitch this on 32 count although the pattern recommends 28ct. The design comes with a sort of pattern for finishing and I thought, I retook college math recently…..I can figure this out….I was happy to find a glass in the cabinet that was just the right size which prevented me from hurting my brain too much.
Actually the glass was really handy as a sort of dress-form for my pinkeep. After I sewed the top on I stuffed it by making a bit of lining with batting and then filling in the center with fiber fill. When I had the bottom cloth mostly stitched on, I added a good amount of ground walnut shells to make it bottom heavy – it sits nicely. Using an old button from Grandma’s button box I added a tassel because I couldn’t help myself!
I will need more practice on this sort of finish – like I said, I’m glad you can’t see this up close – leaving you with one last picture of the ‘good side’.