Not doing handwork much at all (as I said, I think this is the second time) - I have to say, this one was quite enjoyable. It's a small piece (11 x 14"), and I made it that size so I could do some work on mounting fabric on commercially pre-made canvases.
I forgot to take a pic of the back and the corners (I'll do that later today and upload them); but I'm pretty well chuffed with how those turned out. After seeing the show a couple of weeks ago, I learned that the best thing to do was to wrap your fabric all the way around the canvas (which I did), and to extend the design in such a way that it was part of the wrap around (which I didn't.)
But it was only because I miscalculated how much would be removed once I trimmed for squaring. Once I did that, it was actually the perfect size for the front of the 11 x 16 frame. (You'd think I had done it on purpose!)
And the hand stitching (though poorly done) was quite fun - I didn't have a plan for this piece other than the layout of the fabrics, so as I was stitching, I just followed the light.
I should have some work on "the shirt" to show you next week, and a funny surprise project that I made as well that I'm going to show you on Monday.
Have a great weekend and see you then!
P.S. - I've had an extremely stressful two months, and the last couple of weeks especially, I've been really, shamefully neglectful of blogs in general (if I didn't have automatic posting set up, it's not likely you'd have heard from me at all!) So I haven't been reading YOUR blogs. But if there's anything you'd like to me to see, please let me know and I'd love to come and have a look! And I should be back to normal reading (even if I don't always comment!) next week. :)
Linking up with Quilt Matters at Thank Goodness it's Finished Friday and Off The Wall Friday