I'm so close to being finished with this pretty little thing. Like I said before, I don't really know what I was thinking when I chose this project. I won't lie - this is a hard piece.
Side note: You know those cross stitch landscape or portait type pieces that are like 2 feet tall? How in the? I don't even know how I would ever finish something like that. I'd be weeping in agony after a few evenings with a project that tedious.
To complicate things, this is the first time I have stitched on Evenweave rather than Aida. I have to say, I think I am a convert. The Evenweave fabric lays nicer, it looks prettier, and is actually easy to stitch on once you get an eye for it. Will I still use Aida? Yes, because I have like 3 brand new rolls of it. Also because I think Aida looks better with certain patterns, but mostly because I have a ton of it to use up.
Once I finish this one, I'll get out my big girl camera and take some proper pictures. Any ideas on framing? Leave it in the hoop or put it in an actual frame? In the magazine I got the pattern from they made it into a pillow, but I would never subject a cross stitch piece that has taken hours upon hours to the hands of my son. All of our throw pillows have either snot, chewed up Goldfish mush, milk, or other unidentifiable stains on them. It's gross. Nope, no way this baby is going to be made into a fluffy napkin for the kid.
Now that I've left you with the image of snot covered throw pillows (oh come on. it's not that bad. most of them have a "good" side that faces out), I'll ask again how you would frame this? Hoop? Frame? Fireproof lock box?