I am back with a quick post to share my latest finish-finish.....A Year of Celebrations by Hands on Design. I started this project last February by stitching the first monthly piece on an 18 ct. Davos linen....I wasn't happy with it...it didn't fit my finishing plan...too big. So, I switched to 14 ct. perforated paper which worked out perfectly and, this quickly became my travel project ( I can work on the perforated paper in the car). Of course this also caused more work, as I had to stitch the backgrounds on each piece. So colors were changed up to accommodate this and I managed to get them all stitched by the end of December.
My finishing plan all along had been to somehow attach these to an old cigar box I had (which was shaped like a book), change out monthly and store the remaining months inside the box. So I borrowed the idea from Sally at Salty Yarns to display the pieces on the front of the box by hanging the individual months on tiny painted spools that I glued a JABCO button on. I glued a magnet to the cigar box and and a small, thin washer to the back side of the spool.
I cut matboard and spray glued coordinating scrapbook paper to each month. I then attached the stitched pieces with double stick tape (thanks Sally) adding a hanger and small bow.
And it all came together......
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