Monday, June 6, 2011

Mission Accomplished!

The first of the "Finish-it Fridays" was a success! My mission was to boxify Vintage Stitches. This is the Olde Colonial Box called for in the pattern. I pinned it using silk pins. And I used acid-free artist tape to secure the excess fabric on the back. I used corner points to mount it in place in the box and then created a dust cover on the back using brown craft paper (just like traditional framers use on the backs of their finished product).

Vintage Stitches boxified 060611

I actually took a half-decent photo. The colors are pretty true on my monitor. Project details: By Jeannette Douglas Designs. Stitched on 32 ct Limestone belfast linen by Country Stitch. All materials as charted. Stitching completed November 2008. Boxification completed June 2011.

I did have one glitch. Initially, I put the paper on the back having forgotten the corner points. I debated leaving them off as it seemed to be holding in place securely. Then one of my daughters decided to slam the lid down. Yeah, it moved out of place. So, I had to rip off the paper, insert the corner points, and re-do the paper backing. At least now, I know it isn't going anywhere.

No idea what this week's finishing project will be. You'll have to stay tuned!

13 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous - I can't wait to see it in person!

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  2. Beautiful stitching and finish.

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  3. Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous! Big happy dance for you!!!!

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  4. WOW!!! It looks awesome, Cheryl. Great going. :D

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  5. It's beautiful, Cheryl! Congrats!

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  6. Love the finish in the box Cheryl, and a beautiful stitching design. Just lovely - I have always liked boxes.

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  7. It's beautiful, Cheryl! Congrats!

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  8. Beautiful. Congratulations on getting it done.

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  9. What a beautiful job, It's a good thing you put the corners in now. It would have disappointing if it happened later!

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  10. Oh my goodness, what a masterpiece!

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  11. It looks absolutely beautiful!

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  12. well done on your finish, it is very impressive. It seems it has many different stitches. Looks fab!

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  13. That is really lovely! Great job!

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