JANUARY: POMEGRANATE SAMPLER FINISH
This was a left-over from The Year Of Getting Things Done, one of those starts that had been hanging around far too long. It really deserved to be completed; the Pomegranate Sampler by Hillside Samplings deserved to be completed. It is a pretty piece, and once I rolling on it, worked up nicely.
|No fancy specialty stitches - all cross stitch. I like the how the golds and greens play against the reds.|
I found a frame at Michael's - on sale no less - that did reasonably well, sewed the piece onto its foam core backing and managed to get it in with only a bit of fuming and fussing. The hardest part was getting the glass clean and completely free of cat hair. That was when the air was turning blue!
|Hemmed linen sewn onto acid-free foam core with stout thread.|
I so miss having a framer I can trust with needlework, but the bozos around here would probably use Elmer's glue on the piece!
|The final piece - design area 14" x 14"|