Two fully finished stitches – 4-24-22

This morning I decided to frame two small pieces (I was procrastinating on other chores I should do) so grabbed the framing tape, cut the foam core and batting, ironed the stitches and got to work.  In no time at all I had two framed stitches – one as a gift and the other for me.

garden friends

Garden Friends – – Blackbird Designs Sewing Cub

I absolutely love everything about this stitch!  The chart stopped after Hollyhocks but there would have been a little too much top and bottom unstitched space for this standard 5×7 frame.  I pulled out the book and found some little border sections used in a companion piece to this design and fit them into the space below the words and it now fits perfectly.   Have I said how absolutely beautiful I think this one is?  🙂  It’s going to be the perfect gift.  

Next up was the Busy Bee Sampler.  I love the simplicity of this one; you can have a pretty stitch with just  a few little motifs and I absolutely adore that bee.  

busy bee sampler

Busy Bee Sampler by Willow Hill Samplings

So I don’t always order custom-size frames; these were from two different three-packs of frames from Amazon.  I have found the three-packs to be less expensive than if I were buying three separate single frames in this size and I think each of the 3-packs I got were $15 – $20.  So you can easily add to a design if your stitch is a bit too small for a frame or figure out frame size before stitching and maybe you  can adjust your fabric count size to make it work in a standard frame size if you don’t want to buy custom size.

Ok, I’ve told myself I must do some cleaning before continuing on with any more framing and I might do a bit of baking.   So I will contemplate what I want to do the finishing on next – there are a couple more pieces to be framed on the sewing room table and a few others I need to figure out how I want to finish them, whether framing or other type of finish.   But as for these two – I shall just admire them from across the room until I have to stick one of them in the mail.  Yep, I’ll say it again – I’m so happy with the way these turned out. 

9 comments on “Two fully finished stitches – 4-24-22

  1. Oh my they came out great! And the additional stitching on hollyhocks makes it. What great Sunday finishes.

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