Friday, November 7, 2014

A "Cotton Bird" Pouch Finish

Gentle Friends, I went wandering back through my past posts a found that I had neglected to show you my finish "finish" of Cotton Bird - a kit from the Colonial Gathering Stitch Club.  The original kit instructions had us making a flat hanging piece, and although cute, wasn't what I wanted to do - so I put on the thinking cap drew a little sketch, popped sketch and stitched piece into the mail to Faye - finisher extraordinaire.  

After deciphering my scribblings she worked her magic and I got back a super piece.........

... the pouch is totally perfect and square, my picture makes it look a bit wonky 
- and here's the back with the flap opened.....

... I couldn't be happier!! It is a super piece that is getting lots of use and looks great in my stitching basket!!!  I do love that these little pieces are versatile and can be made into little treats other than what is called for!!!  I love the fabric Faye chose, it fits so well with the little stitching.  

I received the last kit a good while back but have yet to start stitching - it is "suggested" to be made into a candle mat........ but is that what I want it to be???? 
 Still mulling that one over in the old noggin.

That's about it for today sports fans, have a super weekend!!

Take care,


  1. Great stitching and a great finish! It looks fantastic :)

  2. Am currently putting in the finishing blanket stitches into Coverlet Candle mat--this is one of my favorite pieces by Colonial Gatherings--it would look great with your coverlet

  3. Dearest Edgar: Love this stitch, the coordinating fabric makes the house pop out, nice bag.


  4. What a beautiful finish! I love the color of the bird.

  5. Looks great! I love Faye's finishing. Wonderful way to showcase your stitching.

  6. I love that pouch finish. I have been inspired by you and other bloggers to rethink the finishes that are shown on a pattern picture. This is a great idea.

  7. Your stitching and Faye's finishing make a terrific combination!!!!

  8. Beautiful stitching and lovely finishing by Faye!

  9. Wow it's so beautiful ❤️❤️❤️


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