After a little mad panic by me the day before the bridal shower - who knew that Michael's couldn't cut a mat for your stitching without having three days notice (and charge you $77 if you didn't have a coupon!) - everything ended up being fine. With a little extra work on the stitching I managed to make it fit the frame that was also a last minute purchase....yeah, I like living dangerously!
As you an see in the picture above, the design had the swirls being cut off, but since I couldn't get the mat cut to the right size and, of course, the frames weren't the right size either, I ended up adding the top part of the swirly bits to make them complete. I thought it looked better that way....
A plain-ish black frame and it looked wonderful! And best of all....the bride-to-be loved it.
So let me give you the details of this design....
- Kit by Dimensions
- Ever After Wedding Record 70-35361
- Stitched on 18 count Ivory Aida
- Finished size 5 x 12 inches (30.4 12.7 cm)
- Large colour symbol chart
- Stitches used - whole cross stitch, long stitch, french knots and lazy daisy stitches
The kit had more than enough threads to complete the design as you can see by what's left over....
I marked the key with the DMC equivalent threads colours as this design is one I would definitely stitch again.
After gifting this, I realized that I should have recorded on the stitching or on the frame who had stitched it.....something for future generations to know. Of course, I always come up with these ideas when it's too late to actually do anything about them. I had a look on Amazon etc and there doesn't seem to be anything to add to a frame to note the name of the stitcher. There are some lovely labels that you can personalize with your name etc that would look nice on cushions or small ornaments etc......and you just know that some of them will be making an appearance in my amazon cart, don't you?!!! Anyway, my question to you today is.....how do you record who stitched the piece when it's in a frame like this?
Until next time....happy stitching!