Saturday, 29 November 2008

Anyone for Strawberries?

A big thank you to Jayne who sent me some beads so I could finish my strawberries. I am so grateful to her generosity. Check out her blog, she has some lovely cross stitch projects on the go at the moment. (http://ginniescrossstitch.blogspot.com/)
It only took about a minute to attach the last of the beads and then I could make up the frame. I used double sided tape to attach the aida to the front frame and then added some wadding.
The backing was then secured, again using double sided tape.
I then attached the stand, so I have a freestanding picture.
The whole point of doing these little kits was to build up a stash of completed cards and pictures I could use to send to people. D's first reaction to seeing this was to say "you're not giving this one away!" Maybe with the redecoration, I can keep him happy and find a little space for this one live.

17 comments:

Miss Nancy said...

Oh! How wonderful that you received the beads! The picture is so pretty! Love the free standing stand. Will you be doing more?

Olga said...

very beautiful! i have stitched this one and i know how beautiful it is in real life :o)
luv from olga. (uk)

Miriam said...

It is a very nice combination!

karen said...

I definitely think you should keep some of your work, reward for your efforts!

Ginnie said...

I'm glad you could make use of the beads. The end result is fabulous, and thank you for praising my blog. It looks so pretty in it's stand you just have to keep it!!

Theresa said...

That looks gorgeous. Well worth the work involved. It will make a great gift for someone.
hugs
Theresa

Gaynor said...

How nice!! It looks lovely, glad you managed to get the beads, they really are effective...
lol

Linda said...

Very cute. The beads really add to it...This is lovely.

Elena said...

So beautiful!!! How wonderful that you received the beads! I would keep this too!

Elena said...

So beautiful!!! How wonderful that you received the beads! I would keep this strawberries too!

loulee1 said...

What a sweet little project. I wouldn't give it away either.

Karoline said...

It's lovely, congratulations

Tracey said...

The beads just set the strawberries of a treat, Wonderful stitching

hokgardner said...

What a pretty card!

brokenfairy said...

Very Lovely,

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Jane, Those beads look sooo wonderful on the Cross Stitch piece. Can you come to Michigan to teach me how to cross stitch and knit tooooooooo. VBG Hugs Judy

Karan said...

Lovely finish & definitely a keeper. :0)