This little piece first said “Hello!” last Friday (see here). Owing to its small size and limited open space, the finish may not be as dramatic as some of my larger pieces. To compare: before any outline/stabilizing stitching……. and after the beginnings of such stitchings…… The color appears a bit(?) washed out in the photo above. The first picture is pretty accurate. I’m using my fave ‘go-to’ thread, Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly (70 wt) for top and bobbin threads. The needle is a Schmetz #16 ballpoint needle which doesn’t cut through the fabric but, rather, separates the fibers and will close nicely as the process goes forward and the fabric is handled. Kelly Cline first directed many of us who stitch these vintage pieces towards these needles. Handi Quilter, also, handles ballpoint needles and your dealer can order them for you. The batting is Hobbs, cotton/poly, 80/20.
Now…..I really must get back to stitching (Ms Sweetie beckons……)