June 6, 2021 – Framed and Fully Finished!

Well I haven’t accomplished the chores I had thought about doing today – eh, I’ll get them done later this week.  I have accomplished a lot in the last 2 hours tho.  I’ve fully finished three separate cross stitch pieces.

First up the pencil box.

I even had a piece of the recent felted wool packets I had bought that had the perfect yellow to match the paint I had used so glued a piece of it on the bottom so it will not scratch a table and also put a piece inside in the bottom  for the pencils to rest on.  And all set even before I need to mail it to the gift recipient.

Berry Bird is now finished and inserted into it’s tart tin (from Sassy Jacks Stitchery).  This was a really easy project to finish. and I love how it turned out.   It’s a regular little tart tin with removable bottom so I used two tiny strong magnets along the edge of the bottom insert to hold that into the fluted tart rim,  Cut a piece of sticky board and a couple layers of quilt batting the same size as the bottom of the tart pan.  I used the bottom tart insert to center it over the stitching and then draw a line around it about 1″ outside, cut on that line and hand stitched a running stitch about 3/8″ from  the edge.  

berry bird tart

Layered sticky board (sticky side down but with paper still covering it), then  four layers of Warm and Natural Batting, and stitching centered on top right side up.  Pull the threads to gather in the running stitch making sure stitching stayed centered.  Then I loosened the threads a bit so I could peel back the paper from the sticky board, tightened threads and tied them off and pressed the back edges against the sticky board.  The center of the sticky board was not sticky enough to just keep it attached to the tart tin; I tried hot glue but glue won’t stick to the nonstick metal of the tin, so hot glued a strong magnet to the middle of the back of the stitching and that’s how it holds against the metal back.  I can remove the stitch piece and insert a different one if I want to.  I think I will take this one to work and with the magnets in it, it should attach to the locker cabinets attached to our desks so I can enjoy it there.   I have several more tart tins so can’t wait to make some other designs to finish like this.

And I also framed Souvenirs of the Heart.

souvenirs of the heart framed

vintage flowers

Now on to the pattern adoption recipient and this week’s chart to be adopted. Remember – it is your responsibility to check back next Sunday if you put your name in as an adopter of a chart to see if you have won. I think I still have one recipient who hasn’t responded to last week’s adoption list and if I don’t get an email with mailing addresses, the charts will just be tossed back in my stack and put up for adoption at a later date. I’ve got stitching (and other stuff to do) so I am not sending out individual emails to each person asking for their email so if you want to adopt charts you need to check back to see if you have been chosen. My email address can be found on my blog in the section under my photo so please send me a private email with your mailing address rather than leaving your address in the comment section. Thanks.

So if you have a US mailing address and would like to adopt the chart Vintage Flowers, please leave a comment on this post with the word Vintage in it.

Last week’s adoptions are as follows:

He Is Risen – Terry Davis

Holidays – Shelley Powell


9 comments on “June 6, 2021 – Framed and Fully Finished!

  1. The Vintage Flowers pattern is so pretty. I also really like your pencil box finishing. I’m always looking for ways to finish my cross stitch without framing for hanging. I’ve only got so much wall space.

  2. That pencil box is adorable. I’ve been admiring your work on Vintage Flowers and would love to adopt the pattern. Thank you!

  3. I would love to adopt Vintage Flowers. Your tart pan idea is good too! I have always wanted to do a tart pan and will have to look for my supplies.

  4. I love samplers and flowers. Throw vintage in there and it’s even better! Thanks for offering your worked project patterns up for adoption.

  5. Great finishes this week. I’ve wanted to stitch a piece in a tart tin for awhile but haven’t yet. I think they turn out so cute. I’d love to stitch the vintage flowers.

  6. I am sooo excited to have won the Holidays pattern!
    My address is
    Thanks so much!

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