You all know I love to stitch but finishing a project is very important as well. Thanks to Flosstube on You Tube, I have learned that everything does not have to be framed. And that is good news as framing is the expensive part of cross stitching. While I will still frame my big projects, I can finish some things on my own.
Small seasonal stitching that is only displayed for a short time can be done quite cheaply! I got three pieces finished this week.
First is a Christmas ornament for my little tree that I will use at Grimmwood.
I had two cute Valentine pieces...both by the designer Lizzie Kate. I finished them simply as they will just be on display about two weeks.
I stitched this on Aida fabric and it is very stiff and holds up well so I just trimmed it and added it to some cardboard lined with scrapbook paper. I added the little paper Be Mine that I found in the Valentine aisle at Walmart. I propped it on an easel in front of the my grands pictures on the Nana Table.
This one is very simple as well.
I used the DMC variegated floss on these hearts and i love how they turned out. Again, using Aida makes it easier to work with in finishing. Linen and Even weave are a little harder to work with as they wrinkle easily. Aida is a sturdy cloth and can take the abuse. I mounted this on a 5 by 7 card covered with batting. Then I glued it to a wooded box frame that I had covered with scrapbook paper. Once again I used the heart embellishments I picked up at Walmart.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my handwork. I love stitching but I like to have a FINISH as well. Off for lunch with the besties and running some errands before the rains set in. We are still having beautiful weather but we are expecting the cold to return next week. That is life in the South in the Winter.