On the last update I was almost finished with the birth announcement. I just had to stitch my granddaughter's name and the necessary statistics. I showed the finished birth announcement here.
Now I can show it to you framed. There is a story behind this frame. I received a call from the framer telling me that her supplier called to tell her it was discontinued and could I come back to the store to pick another frame. I told her I would be in later in the week. About half an hour later she called again to tell me that she had just received a shipment from the same supplier and, low and behold, it included the wood for the frame that I had chosen. Yay!
The framer quickly completed the framing and here is the completed birth announcement. The frame is a little rustic to go with the Woodland Animals.
So what am I working on now? I started another Christmas stocking. This is for my daughter in law who is a veterinarian.
I am hoping that I can finish it for this Christmas, so it is pretty much the craft that I am devoting most of my time to. This is where I am so far. I can't get a photo that shows that the background fabric is a pale blue. Trust me, it is.
I have already made a trip to Joann's in order to find lining and backing fabrics.
The snowflake fabric will be the lining and the snowman fabric will be the backing....I think. I often use felt for the backing, but I think this will be better as the cross-stitch fabric is 18 count Laguna and not as heavy as 14 count Aida cloth. By the way, don't you just love that black checkered Santa fabric. I am a sucker for jolly Santas. I just had to pick it up.
Thank you to Avis at Sewing Beside the Sea for hosting this Stitch Along every three weeks and sending us the needed posting reminders.
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