Now that I have more free time, I have been finishing some projects that I started a while ago. I used to do a lot of cross stitch, but got distracted by quilting and card making for a while. Some time ago, I was given a whole bunch of cross-stitch stuff by a friend whose mother wasn’t into it anymore, and there was a kit in the bundle that had cross stitch and hardanger embroidery on it. Here is the finished project:
I backed the hardanger portion with red fabric so that it would stand out, and the frame I found at Hobby Lobby. I knew that I would have a hard time finding a square frame that I liked, and I was nearly out of options until I found this one in the very last row of frames. It was perfect, AND it was on clearance for $3.40! You can’t beat that. I cut the mat myself with a mat cutter, which has paid for itself a million times over since it is ridiculously expensive to have mats cut. Best. Purchase. Ever.
I have only done hardanger once before, and now that I’ve tried it again, I decided that I liked it a lot. So I went and bought a bunch of hardanger books, perle cotton, and fabric. And I am finishing another kit that came in the bundle of stuff, so look for that soon!