I finished the stitching on Saturday night. I still have to add the treasures in the center, a carved carnelian leaf, a couple of pearls, and a couple of other beads, but I will do that when I'm ready to get it framed, so I can do a good job of ironing.
I have 3 pieces to frame (including this one), so I should probably do that next week. If I don't do it right away, it could sit for years before I get to it. Hopefully the framing fund can stand it.
I usually take my things to "The Great Frame-Up." You can save a little bit when you put the frame together yourself, and I no longer trust anyone else to mount my needlework. I accidentally discovered that one thing I thought was done well is actually adhered to the board, and the excess fabric cut off. Now there's no way to even go back and do it right, unless I stitch fabric to the four sides, and then there's the seams, and... So now, I do it myself! (Which of course, makes it easier to put off.)
We are in Michigan, enjoying ourselves. I hope you are enjoying yourself too.
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