For those of you who aren't cross stitchy there's two types of finishing in this world. There's finishing the stitching, which I can do. . . and there's actually FINISHING the cross stitch piece into something beautiful and often practical. Which for some reason I'm deathly afraid of. But recently I've really had the urge to sew and the pile of unfinished cross stitch has really been mounting up.
Remember this small piece? I had something else in mind for it, but inspiration struck me when I took a look at my needle tin.
The solution to this mess? A needlebook, which is a pretty popular finish in the cross stitch world. And it was sooo easy. I really have no idea what I was so afraid of.
Even with my comparative lack of sewing skills it only took a couple of hours from start to finish and every step was a joy. Probably thanks to this great tutorial . . .
I think I can now tick the needlebook finish off the list as something I can do. I thought the day would never come. I can't wait to try something else now. . . I think I've got the bug, not to mention a pile of unfinished stitches.
Time to get back to scouting wedding locations!
That's all for now,