Here's the project I was stitching on the 4th of July, very appropriate I think :)
By the Grace of God by
Sarah Ullman/Olde Willow Stitchery
Just Cross Stitch, Feb 2004
fabric: 32ct antique ivory Belfast linen
fibers: WDW, my own substitutions
Here's a pic of the original, which calls for Olde Willow threads (which I have none.)
Mine looks quite different doesn't it??? I'm really not good at color substitution, I usually just use whatever the pattern says (or whatever alternate threads it lists.) I also decided not to stitch an inner border because I didn't have a multi-colored thread that went with my other colors. I'm pretty pleased with the way mine turned out though...and a big thanks to Carolyn who helped me out with the color decisions :)
I was lucky enough to find the frame at Target. And while I usually like to use glass (you know, to keep the dust off and make it easier to keep clean.) I decided I wanted this to look a little "padded" and framed it with a little batting behind the stitchery.
Thanks for taking a gander at my little bit of cyberspace and for all of your great comments :) Stay tuned......I've got a few more finishes to show you!!!