You might remember a bit ago I stitched this piece, Remember Me, by Blackbird Designs. You can find the chart in the book A Heart Remembers by Blackbird Designs.
I stitched mine on a scrap of 40-count linen. I didn’t label the scrap so have no idea who dyed it. I used GAST Raven for my floss stitching one floss thread over two linen threads.
I told you a couple of weeks ago that I had purchased this box at the thrift store for $2. I thought the box and stitched piece would work great together.
Then I debated on what color to paint the box. I didn’t like the light red color it was.
I was lazy and… spray-painted it black. I did two coats and then sanded the edges after it dried.
I put a little black wax on the box and sanded it very lightly until I was happy with it.
I cut a piece of foam core that was 1/2 inch larger than the design. Then I cut two pieces of batting and glued those to the foam core then I laced it all together.
In general, I’m not big on trims. I ended up pulling this one out…
…and decided to use it.
I’m really glad I did.
I hot glued it to the piece. (Yes I know, some of you think this is terrible. I’m okay with it. This is not an heirloom piece.)
Then I hot glued it to the box.
The trim does a great job filling in that little area hiding any errors.
For now, I don’t want this on any low surface. The grandkids would get it and ruin it. So I’m displaying it on its side so the stitching can be seen.
This turned out exactly as I had envisioned it. YAHOO!!
I love that even little pieces are making this area seem more and more complete. I still have a bit to go until the wall looks exactly the way I want it to. In 2020 when I started this cross stitch wall, I debated for a long time. I didn’t know if it was a good idea to hang my samplers as I went or to wait until I had them all stitched. I’m so glad I didn’t wait. I’ve been able to enjoy and appreciate each piece as I stitch it.
I need to figure out what I have in the works and if I should pick to stitch some specific charts as to how they would fit on the wall. We’ll see. For now, I’m just stitching.
I’m so happy to have another finish. YAHOO!!