I know for just about all my cross stitch projects especially making ornaments I use sewing thread. And I am so tired of poking myself with pins while sewing closed seams. I decided that for my treat to myself, once I made this, I would get some of those binding clips and goodies:))) I went to Joann's today and they had the binding clips on sale 40% off and there's a coupon for additional 25% off entire purchase (sale & regular priced items) for the next few days. I think I will get lots of use with this kit for the finishing of my cross stitch projects.
The tutorial is HERE by Vanessa of Lella Boutique blog.
Zipper pouch on the left side.
It's super slow progress for me stitching these 2 over 4 on 40ct. I did try stitching with one thread but didn't like the look. So I am sticking with 2 threads over 4 as called for. I think I will change the thread color on the leaves because its so dark green that its too dark. I haven't made up my mind yet. Will test a few other colors.
With my love and appreciation - Annette