I have been doing a bit of hand work lately. Many of the pieces I have shared with you. This piece I believe I shared part of it a while back. It's the Quilt, Sew, Live, Breathe sewing machine cover from Generation Q Magazine.
Well it turns out I decided not to make it into a sewing machine cover and I turned it into a piece of wall art. Here is my finished version. I chose not to do the entire picture in black and red like the original pattern but added a few of my own choices.
After I pressed, starched and trimmed it I played with lots of different color combinations. In the end I settled for mostly the black, red and white. I did mix it up a little bit throwing in a tiny piece of blue, pink, yellow and green to complement my stitches.
Once my red and black border was in place I simply stapled the completed project to the canvas! Just that easy. Okay, not quite that easy. I did have to do some calculations here and there. The finished embroidery project measures 1.5 inches larger than the canvas. So for all you math impaired that is 13.5 x 17.5". I also temporarily taped the project to the canvas to make sure that it was centered the way I liked it. I'll admit that the manual staple gun has never been my best friend so I did have to beat several of the staples into submission to get them into the frame.
Now comes the really hard part.. deciding where to hang it.