Friday, December 2, 2016

Eek I Suck!

Hey everyone I know it's been a while.  My only excuse is that I've been on vacation at the end of every month for the past 3 months.  But I'm excited to say I have a finish to show!  Finally!  I finished it 10/15 and got it framed and sent about a week and a half later.  I haven't seen it hanging yet but I know the recipient has gotten it safe and sound and was really excited.

Here is Paradise after it was finished:

And here it is after it was framed:

Sorry for the really bad glare.  But I promise it's pretty in person :)

I framed it myself in a floating picture frame that I had to engineer.  Basically the way the frame worked was that it had the frame, a piece of glass, another piece of glass and then a smaller wood frame that fit inside the first to help sandwich the two pieces of glass together to hold the pics in place.  In order to make it work I cut the foam board so that it fit snugly inside of the smaller wooden frame.  Then I switched the order so that it was: frame, glass, smaller frame with the cross stitch inside, and then other piece of glass.  I stretched the fabric on the foam core board and pinned it in place but I didn't lace it because the fabric was large enough to just fold over the back and since it was a clear back I wanted it to look nice.

I hope that makes sense :)

As for this blog I'm not really sure what I want to do next.  I've already started 2 other projects but I don't know if I'm going to start another one on the 1st or not.  I guess we'll see how this blog is going to work next year :)

Thanks everyone for sticking with me on my journey!


  1. It's fabulous! Congrats on finishing!
    It's been a fun journey watching your progress on this.

  2. Congrats on finishing it!! It looks beautiful in that frame!! I am going to miss seeing your updates on this though :)

  3. You son't suck at all! On the contrary, you are quite awesome for having such an awesome finish ^_^

  4. It's beautiful! I love that I got to see it from first stitch to last. I can't wait so see what's up next. Do we know what the blog is going to be doing next year?

  5. Fabulous finish and very cool the way you framed it!

  6. Thanks everyone! The recipient loved it! I don't know what's going on next year but I would assume we would know soon!

  7. Heather, congratulations on a gorgeous finish! I have no doubt the recipient loved it. Watching your updates has been both fun and inspirational. Beautiful work!