Monday, June 8, 2009

Some Finishing

I finally did some finishing over the weekend. This is one of the Kick Back and Stitch pieces I stitched a while back. I cut this piece out leaving about 1/2 inch from the stitched edge. I then creased all the sides to the back. I cut a piece of finishing foam to match and then covered it with gold lame. I placed the stitching on top of that and then......glued all the edges down! Next I placed that on top of the box...after the glue dried, of course, and then I glued this to the top. A little while later I came back and glued the gold trim all around the outside. Since this paper painted box is not destined for the Needlework Hall of Fame, I did not feel it necessary to worry about archival finishing. It will be a welcomed gift for a friend in August.


Front Range Stitcher said...

Very pretty, you've got a lucky friend!

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Lovely! The box color looks great with the needlework. Someone is going to be very happy come August.

Jane, beginning to think this box with needlework thing will catch on

Possibilities, Etc. said...

My birthday is in July - not August. Please mark it on your calendar. Those boxes were big in the 80's, but mostly as insets.