From Paulette, the designer for Plum Street Samplers:
This drum takes its inspiration from the other tomato pieces I’m releasing with this auto. As you may know, tomatoes belong to the plant family known as solanaceae, which translates to “the nightshade plant.” The meaning of this isn’t clear, from what I’ve read, but they could have been given this moniker bc some plants in this family bloom at night. Regardless, this drum was named for the black-and-pink bird carrying the cherry tomato vine!
Stitch count: 183w x 58h
Fabric used: 36 ct. Vintage Beeswax (distributed by Hoffman Distributing Company)
Threads used: Weeks Dye Works in Garrison Green, Mascara, Cayenne, Sockeye, Terrapin, Adobe, and Whiskey. DMC in 834 and 822. Please note: the thread 822 is used for one stitch only! (Your customer will no doubt have something useful in his/her own inventory.)
Trim used: Weeks Dye Works thread in Mascara was used for the large x’s that embellish this drum. The velveteen used for the top and bottom is from Joy’s personal stash. The tomato that sits on top of the drum was finished using Lady Dot Creates velveteen in Shallot. Please note: there are no finishing instructions for the tomato.
Stitches used: Cross stitch over two threads, and long-stitches.