Wednesday, December 24, 2008

It is under the tree!

First, I did whiskers, again using the Alpaca 18. Next, I did the cross stitch x in red Neon Rays +. Then I finished by doing the spirals using black Fuzzy Stuff.
Last week, I took the piece by the framer--still on the stretcher bars, as I was still stitching! They measured it for the mat, glass and red metal frame. This past Monday, I picked up all the pieces in brown paper and brought them home. After taking it off the stretcher bars, I laced it to the 3/16 foam core padded with a single layer of thin batting. Next, I put the three sides of the metal frame together with the L hardware and tightened the screws to hold the corners. Next, I added the picture wire eyes and tightened them in place. Then I slid the glass, mat, and laced piece into the back. Lastly, I put the bottom piece on, tightened the screws, and inserted the tighteners in all four sides. I then cut a piece of brown wrapping paper and glued it to the edges to cover all the frame and lacing stuff. I added a sticky label with the date and designer name and signed it. I hung it on the wall and snapped this picture for you to see--along with my arm!--and then wrapped it! It is under the tree waiting for morning! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!


Mary said...

I just love love love it!! :)

Merry Christmas to you!

Possibilities, Etc. said...

This is wonderful - the red frame is the perfect choice. I know it will be appreciated!

Love to Stitch 99 said...

That is such a nice project and I love your choice of red frame.

Pierrette =^..^=

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Someone is going to be very happy with they open this!

Jane, waving like mad from CH where I am sewing dog beds and sniffing the cooking in the oven

Summer said...

This is SO cute. Great job!

Beth in IL said...

Very nice. I hope your dh enjoyed it.
Beth in IL