Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Housework Never Killed Anyone

I just finished up this custom order wall hanger for Martha-Marie in Rhode Island.

As I've mentioned, I'm lucky enough that I have a dad with a wood-working studio so I'm always able to have my frames custom-made, which in the cross-stitch world is HUGE. The pattern is from Lizzie Kate and was stitched on 28 ct Jobelan. I made no color substitutions based on Martha-Marie's wishes. I'm never super fond of stitching letters and words as I tend to get a little annoyed with all the thread changes, but surprisingly it stitched up quickly so I have no complaints. The background took the longest probably as I went back and forth about 100 times before settling on the simple stripes. I hope I made the right decision and she likes it! More projects and my second giveaway are coming so stay tuned.

Thanks for stopping by!


jimlynn said...

Lovely! Love that sentiment AND the frame is fantastic. You're so lucky to have your dad nearby and to be so talented!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fabulous sentiment- I am so allergic to dust...I like it very much! You are so talented- and so lucky to have a dad at your Rt hand to custom make all of your frames!

Carol said...

I think you made a perfect choice with the striped background, Alissa! It looks great :)

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