Good morning. How have you been? Well, school is finally out for the summer here. I have this to show you:
I finished Marauder’s Map by last Sunday. Monday I bought a frame from Target as I had liked that it came with a mat, enabling me to frame it in an 8″x10″ way. The frame also allowed you to frame a piece more than the matted, window measurements if you don’t use the mat. However I realized after bringing it home, that the Aida fabric would have to lay all out flat and I wasn’t sure if there’d be wrinkles or movement. So I returned it.
Tuesday I bought a frame from Michael’s, a regular 8″x10″. Here’s how I put everything together:
- I steamed the back of the cross stitch piece and ironed (cotton setting) the front and back.
- I cleaned the glass with Windex and made sure it was completely dry.
- I used the glass to find the center of the design in the front and lightly traced with a pencil; I then folded the Aida fabric on the lines towards its back.
- I used my pinking shears and cut off some of fabric on all sides, leaving about 2″ perimeter all around the pencil lines + I cut out the corners (like how I would for boxing a zipper pouch).
- I used the paper that came with the frame, turning it to its white side and laid this side down on the back of the cross stitch.
- I then laid the mat on top of the paper, front side down.
- I cut small pieces of thin, foam tape, placing them in spots on the mat and tightly folded over the Aida sides to the back of the mat.
- This piece was placed back into the frame, on the top of the glass, and then frame was closed up.
The funnest parts for me while working on this cross stitch were Harry and the Weasley twins + the wording.
This is the card the tween drew and made for her teacher:
Mrs. B was extremely touched by my daughter’s card, which had a long message. She also liked my cross stitch piece very much, giving me a hug. I’m excited because she’ll be hanging it in her classroom in the fall!
Do you have any special plans this summer?
Next week, my kids start their individual math classes, the teen Geometry Readiness and the tween PreAlgebra Readiness. The teen still has private tennis lessons on one day and her terrific coach is finding other players so the teenagers can against one another to apply what they learn from him. I plan to sign up the tween for park and rec badmitton. And hopefully the teen librarian will get back to me and have room to add my daughter on as a volunteer as her original plan for service hours didn’t work out.
Today my parents and our crew have a Celebration of Life luncheon to go to. My parents just got here so I must run. Thank you for all of your past visits, taking time to read &/or comment on my posts. Have a great Saturday and TTYS.