When I started this piece, I wasn't jazzed about the DMC colors called for but as it got closer to being fully stitched, I was very happy with how it turned out. I think stitching it over one was the key to making me fall in love with it. I love the little owl!
I took a series of photos to show the finishing stages:
Gathering the materials
Ready for trimming
Ready to make cording - 3 colors!
Boarder trim complete
With the hanger attached
I debated whether or not to sew or glue on the cording and decided to go with glue. Usually glue + me = disaster but this time, I took the finishing in stages to minimize accidents and my own frustration and everything turned out happy. I hope my niece likes it!
That is my last handmade gift so I can turn my thoughts to 2015 projects and boy, do I have a lot in mind!