I spent a portion of the weekend working on finishing some of my smaller cross stitch projects. Again I have to give a big shout out to The Twisted Stitcher for her videos on Floss Tube that have encouraged me to give it a try!
My first project was the Winter Scene in Four Seasons by Prairie Cross Stitch.
Here is the art box that I used to mount my project on! These come in all shapes and sizes and many can be found in the clearance aisle at TJ MAXX and Ross.
Two of my Lizzie Kate finishes...
I found this long narrow piece of wood at Hobby Lobby...It was perfect for the long October 31st piece. Of course it will need an easel to display it but that is ok.
And here they are all together. The color is a bit faded...too much flash I am afraid. One of the tricks I learned from Vonna is to place your piece in a big ziplock bag after you have glued it and set a weight on it. I used one of my iron skillets. It just helps the glue to adhere and set up. I used Aleene's tacky glue. Of course you do this before you add the embellishments. I used my glue gun to add the bows and the snowflake.
And for those of you who cross stitch, I found an online store, 123 Cross Stitch which offers some old patterns at a reduced price. I just ordered three more Prairie Schooler patterns that I had been looking for! One is a nativity scene that I have been wanting to stitch for years. Some old patterns can be found on EBAY but they are so pricy. I ordered my patterns on Tuesday and they were here on Saturday! Happy Stitching.