Monday, March 16, 2015

Finish: Tin Pin

Miss Mary was stitched from La D Da's larger project--which I will stitch someday as well. In 2006, it was all the rage. Lots of us stitched it. And then it sat around waiting for me to get the tin pin. And then I needed something to fill the space at the bottom. When I went to M & J Trimmings on Saturday, one of the things I was searching for was a thin black lace and some tiny silver buttons. I came away with three silver buttons and some black velvet ribbon. And the ribbon was too wide. And all three buttons didn't fit but I'm happy with one. One silver button to remind people who they are looking at.

Tin pins were big for a while but they no one was designing for them. Sometimes we need to figure out how to make things work for what we have rather than waiting for someone to design something specific for the finish, you know?

The main technique here is lacing and here are some tutorials to help you out:
Janet Cottrill has a video if you like that sort of thing

11 comments:

Arthemise said...

I really need to find this chart. I had a relative who used to sing Mary Mack to me.

Margaret said...

Love this one. I'm sure I have the chart, but of course I didn't stitch it yet. Nice way to finish it!

Robin said...

Miss Mary looks at home in her tin pin. I like the silver button you found while in NY.

Robin in Virginia

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Never seen Miss Mary done up this way! How cute it is...

Christine said...

That pin is adorable and thank you for the links - very helpful!

Annie said...

What a good way to show her off. I've always loved to look at that pattern, but too much solid color for me to want to stitch it. Looks like over-one stitching, right? My hat is off to you doing that on black!

Linda said...

Another cute finish Nikki.

Linda

Michele said...

I've always loved Miss Mary ... nice finish!

Ranae said...

I stitched miss mary mack and framed her, i have the tin pin for a long time, i guess it's time to stitch her again, looks great, I'm inspired now

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

She looks like me first thing in the morning!

Great finish.

Sharon said...

Great finish! I remember when everyone was stitching this one.