Sonntag, 12. Juni 2022

June Fully Finished Gallery

Hello my lovelies! I just came home from a weekend away at a LAN party - which was tons of fun, but the third weekend in a row that we were either traveling or had visitors, so I am really looking forward to some peace and quiet now. That, and lots of stitching time!

Either way, this month for FFG (hosted by the most wonderful Rachel), I have...maybe half of a fully finished object? A re-finished object! 

I'm not sure if I ever showed it on here, but one of the first stitches I did after re-discovering cross stitch in my twenties was these sun bathing turtles, a kit by Elsa Williams. I stitched them as a gift for my grandma and framed them the best I knew how at the time:

As you can see, it's creased and crooked and just doesn't look all that good overall. So I've been meaning to redo it for a while now, and finally got around to it!

I kept the frame, but bought a custom made mat to add, and I took the whole thing apart to iron and properly center. Much better now, don't you think?

So even if it's a little cheated, this is my finish for the month - I can almost promise you a proper one for July, though, so stay tuned!

4 Kommentare:

Pamela hat gesagt…

Well done! I love that it was from Elsa Williams. I did a post a few days ago about visiting her home in California.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname hat gesagt…

That looks so much better with the mat now. A piece like that needs to either be framed close or have a mat.
And an iron first LOL. But we all learn along the way and I'm sure it has been much loved regardless of the framing.

Suzanne H hat gesagt…

That's not cheating at all! It's probably alot more work trying to reframe something. I'm glad you found it and can display it again. Beautiful work!

Rachel hat gesagt…

Thanks for taking part in June's FFG SAL. The question is, is this one counted as a new FFO?! I think the answer is that it has to be, given that you framed it so long ago and have made such a difference that it's almost been like starting from scratch, especially as it was ironed this time! A gorgeous and much improved work of art! :)