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Monday, February 26, 2018

~ Getting Lucky ~

Hello Friends & Folk ~
and a very happy Monday to you!

can you believe there are only 2 days left till March?
and as mild as it has been, me thinks it will be coming in like a lamb...

I finished my little Lucky Witch!
and as pleased as I am with her,
 I just noticed that I left off one single star in the background...
 there, in between the tip of her hat and the letter "C" ~
... there should have been a tiny gold metallic star!


oh well. I may be able to surface stitch one on there...
but I have already finished off the back of this project.

I wanted to leave the finished work in the hoop,
so I covered the back ~

I thought about how I could attach the back to the hoop
and came up with the idea of carrying my thread around and over the sides of the hoop...

...making "X" stitches as I went around.

I'm happy with it!

Now that this is finished,
I am excited to share with you a new project that I've been wanting to make for a while...
a scissors pocket that will have you 'leaping' with joy!

stay tuned!
Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori


  1. LORI! This is the cutest thing I have ever seen in all my days!!!!!!!

  2. Love this, Lori. You are always an inspiration!

  3. Adorable Lori🍀 so creative are you in this finish💚

  4. Aye and Begorrah! "Tis darlin' she is, the Lucky Little Witch!!! That one tiny gold star is's just hiding behind a cloud.;) I adore X stitches, as I think they are very witchy...and the way you attached the back to the hoop was just the trick. Just curious as to the size of the hoop...

  5. I'm in love with this little witch. I liked how you finished her using the hoop. Another creative work of art.

    Sandra in Texas

  6. Love the backing! Curious to understand how you achieved such a smooth turned-under backing edge, and then kept it taut and straight while stitching the Xs ??!

  7. Love your Lucky Witch !!! Looks so cute in the hoop with the x's all around !!!!

  8. I love this. I always struggle when I want to frame something in the hoop. This is just the coolest......

  9. Great finish! Was it fussy to do?

  10. Your witch is beautiful, ,,,, and the finish,,,, wow,,,,
    I get so far with projects,,,, then the finishes are left,,,, yikes,,,, need to smarten up,,,,
    Shes the prettyest witch,,,,
    Thanks for sharing ur lovely work and finishes,,,,

  11. Love her, Lori, and the finish is just perfect, did you paint the edge of the hoop? So simple!! Enjoy your day!

  12. Hi there adorable "stitchy witchy" ((you)) Ms. Lori!! Finally trying to catch up with all your beautiful work again & everyone else! But when I saw your *Lucky Witch* in progress on FB, I just had to see her finished... what perfection, and such a clever way to finish!! Your work always "amazes & delights the eye"! ~♥~ Thanks for sharing & keeping everyone inspired! Woolly Hugs from your tired friend up Nawth! xoxo ~~ Diane


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