The almost true exploits of an intrepid spinster and her stitching...and all of the things that make up her crazy, happy, quiet little life.
They still look lovely. Good for you. :D Hugs & Prayers, Cathryn
And gorgeous! Well done Coni!Ruth in Oxnard CA
They look good to me. I've years of stitching stuffed into a big ol plastic tote. So anything that is framed & hung is a leap in the right direction.Hope your weekend is trundling along & your in fine spiritsBlessings Baa
They are beautiful!
They look nice. But I think the heart would look better with a mat. Just MHO.
I saw a flosstube video (I discovered flosstube because of YOU, Connie) where she ironed fusible interfacing onto the back of her linen to keep it from sagging in the frame over time. I may try that next time. Usually I use spray adhesive to glue some quilt batting onto the foam core, and that added layer seems to help with getting the linen centered and stretched properly...it also gives it a nice "puffy" look. I've had my own framing adventures, and I try to remind myself that perfection is not possible and "good enough" really is good enough. :)
What's wrong with them, Coni? I just loooove the heart!
I think they look wonderful xx
They are just fine. I love the variety of the things you stitch. It opens my eyes to lots of possibilities even in my quilting projects.
Your pieces look good. Enjoy your day, Coni!
If you tilt your head and squint they look great.
Love them and at least they are not stuffed in a "to be finished in a 100 years time drawer". :)
Coni, if you "lace" them to the backing rather than glue or tape, you can adjust until you get it just right. It's actually the way they are done for museum pieces, but it is not difficult at all and works so much better. I've even taken pieces out of frames and reused them and the stitched piece taken off can be cleaned and put away in case I ever want to use it again. I'm sure you tube has videos on how to lace your pieces if you are interested. Hope all is well!
Tell 'em you were going for the primitive look, althoughthat fine stitchery is anything but.... there are so manygood tutorials out there.. a pulled thread line tacked tothe core before fastening will "line up" the ground fabricor.... just give it to a perfectionist to do to put your heart at ease... Proud of you, Coni dear.
Far better than I could ever do! Beautiful pieces! Luv fromMaryO1230
I press my pieces on the back side only and then use a mounting board with a sticky side. You can reposition it as necessary. Then I use tape on the back sides that are folding over. If your local craft store doesn't have the mounting boards, Amazon does. Both look very nice though, but doing it yourself saves a ton of $!
They look wonderful! I think they most important part is that they are hanging on your wall and you are enjoying them :)