I’ve been so tempted to order more cross stitch stuff…the struggle for me is real. I told myself that I needed to fully finish something…it didn’t matter what or how easy-but I had to finish something before I could even look at cross stitch stuff online.
So I grabbed this project that I stitched spring of 2019 when Kramer was in the hospital.
I pick up finishing pieces when I go to the thrift store and originally thought this frame would work well….
The brown of the frame and the brown of the letters was perfect together. But, I got the glass out of the frame and shucks….there wasn’t enough fabric to flip over.
So, back to my container of possible finishing pieces I went. I found this…$1 at the thrift store and I was liking it.
I measured the inside of the cutting board where the words were. It was exactly 6″. My plan was to cut some sticky board (find it HERE on Amazon) at 5 1/2″ and mount the cross stitch piece on it…then cut a larger piece of sticky board, cover it with fabric and then mount the cross stitch piece of it and put them layered on the cutting board.
I got the stitched piece in place on the cutting board and then hot glued the edges down.
I ended up previewing it on the cutting board and liked it as is. I added a bow and and heart shaped button. What do you think??
It’s simple but I really like it without an extra fabric covered board behind the stitched piece.
I decided it was good as is and walked around the house to find a place to display it. For now, it’s on the living room shelf.
I’m super happy with it. I love the way it’s finished on a cutting board. The ribbon was the right color and the heart button was a good addition too. This only took me about 10 minutes to do. I don’t know why I am not better at finishing my cross stitch pieces in a more timely manner.
I think if I’d get caught up, maybe then I’d simply do them as I finished the pieces. Hmm. Maybe I need to plan a big catch up day where I finish as many already stitched pieces as possible. That sounds like an awesome idea. Watch for that to come because I just think I might make that happen!! And while I’m looking a the shelf, I need to get a picture of Lilly. I don’t have one yet! (Bad Grandma…or Bad son for not sending one) Either way, that’s on my to do list too!!