I finally got these framed so I can share! I finished this project months and months ago. It’s from Cross Stitcher magazine and was meant to be pillows but I wanted to frame it because I am not advanced enough to make pillows nor do I really want needlepoint pillows.
Did you know that it is not very easy to find square frames, especially 12×12 ones? I had to order these from Amazon and then get custom mats cut. It is hard to tell from this photo (and I apologize for the glare, it was impossible to avoid) but the frames are a dark mocha, not black. I am very happy with them and how the modern clean lines contrast with the traditional sampler form.
This is our breakfast nook, and the table here is roughly the same color as the frames. I am working on “finishing” this area and hopefully I’ll be able to provide photos of it soon. In this space we used to have some large bamboo plates hung and I was so ready for a change. The plates were fine for awhile, but this adds much more life.
A closer look at the stitching:
I also did a better job of getting rid of/hiding the wrinkles in the fabric this time around. Overall I am super happy with this project!