I’ve had this little cross-stitch piece in my to-be-finished pile for a week or so and being I’m getting the Valentine decor out, I thought I better finish it up. I had originally thought I would put it in this little frame…It was a little stark.
I ended up going down to the basement to my frame and finishing area and came up with this…It’s a little clip board from Hobby Lobby. It’s the 2 x 3 size. I had picked it up some time ago.
My plan was to try to make a big fabric-covered piece for the back and then attach the stitched piece to it. I was measuring to see what might work. If you’re doing this you need to allow extra space for the clip. I cut sticky board to the size I thought I needed. I took off the paper and centered it on the fabric I had cut. I attached the corners with the glue gun and then stuck down the sides.
Next, I cut a small piece of sticky board and adhered it to a scrap of batting.
I laced my cross stitch piece around it.
Messy but functional.
I hot glued the stitched piece to the sticky board and then tied a double strand of jute into a bow and glued that to the top.
I am happy with it. If you are teaching someone how to stitch…or how to finish…this little project is perfect. It’s an instant gratification piece. The free chart can be found by scrolling down on THIS PAGE at Hands On Designs. They have many other Valentine’s Day freebies there as well. I have stitched several of them.
Here it is with my Valentine’s Day dough bowl.
I just love the pretties in my dough bowl…I also love that all of these were free charts.
I am going to be so sad when Easter and Spring come and I don’t have anything…I better get stitching.