There’s nothing quite so satisfying as chipping away steadily at a To-Do List!
Here’s one more embroidery project I’m crossing off this week:
Considering that the Secret Garden Hummingbirds have been flitting about on my Perpetual To-Do List for a long time, this particular finish is pretty darned satisfying, come to think of it!
With the second hummingbird completely embroidered, all that’s left are some stem stitch veins on a few leaves.
So my next step this morning is to embroider those veins, then remove the piece from the stretcher bars and wash it. It’s been on the frame for over a year, and even though I cover it when I’m not working on it, it will benefit from washing.
Then I’ll stretch and block it, take better photos of the whole piece in good lighting, and, finally, have it framed.
I’m thinking a round frame with bubble glass (convex glass), though I’m not sure what color wood for the frame. Any thoughts on framing? What would you do with it? If you have any scathingly brilliant ideas, let me know!
If you want to see the Secret Garden Hummingbirds Project develop from start to finish, you can find a list of all the articles relating to this project – including the source for the design plus thread colors, stitching tips and the like – in the Secret Garden Hummingbirds project index.