Tonight I finished Deux Oiseaux. It’s a Blackbird Designs chart and it’s in the Ooh La La booklet.
Here’s the info on it and it’s always on the Projects Page (see link above).
Started: April 30, 2021
Finished: July 31, 2021
Fabric Used: 36 count Winter Moon by Zwiegart
Floss: Sulky 12 weight Color No. 1147
I think I mentioned that I found another spool of Sulky 12 wt. in 1147 but the thread I ordered also arrived yesterday so I wasn’t concerned about running out but here’s how much was left on the spool when I finished.
Here’s just a brief summary of how I get it ready for framing:
Here’s what it looked like once I finished stitching.
Nex, I figured out how much space I wanted around the stitching and ran a basting thread there.
Once I get the frame and foamcore, I’ll place a piece of batting that’s the exact size as the foamcore on top of the foamcore and glue it with an acid free glue. Then I’ll place the cross stitched piece on top of the batting covered foamcore and the basted line should be right on the edge of the foamcore. Depending on the size of the rabbet, I may have to leave a few extra threads (to add width) on the foamcore. I’ve always bought frames that had about 3/8″ rabbet so I add that much within my basting thread “margin” but I saw a frame today that has 9/16″ rabbet. That’s over 1/2 inch . . on all four sides so that would eat up a lot of margin if that hadn’t been taken into account.
It will be a while before I order frames again so I made a note of the size I want and stick it on my design wall. Also, since the design wall isn’t seeing much quilt activity, I figured that was the safest place to leave pieces waiting for frames.
I save all the scraps. The piece to the left will be good for practicing some specialty stitches on upcoming projects. The bottom piece will be great for a small project.
This leaves me with four WIPS and six finished projects. Yay! I’m ahead on the finished projects but probably not for long. Tomorrow I start A Changed World and the Rooster Alphabet for Cross Stitch Camp.