Many thanks to all for letting me vent on this blog about the fire, it sure helps my mental health to be able to do that. The fire is still raging this morning, more resources arriving all the time. Having 100 + temps does not help with the fire fight. Friday a dry front is supposed to come through with added winds - not a good thing. The smoke yesterday was in the highest hazard level, this morning a bit better. This fire won't be out until fall/winter rains but hopefully it will be contained before too many more losses.......hope, hope...........
I don't think I ever posted these cross stitches that I finally got framed. I stitched them quite a few years ago, just hadn't added charms. A couple months ago I added the charms and stretched them over foam core and took them to Michael's for framing during one of their 70% off sales. I love how they turned out - they're now ready to hang at the beach cottage. Not sure if the charms are easy to see in the mermaid piece, they're all different. The matt is actually silver - love the way it turned out.
I love the shell piece - the charms on this one are all cockle shells.
And then there's this sweet little piece, looks big here but it's really very small. It's hard to see but there are pulled threads in this one. I'm pretty sure all three of these will end up in our bedroom as other walls are pretty full but the bedroom walls are lacking. I still have many cross stitch pieces done over a span of 30 years that need to be up on walls, on pillows, whatever - maybe this winter I'll figure out what to do with them all even if it's giving some away because I have nowhere for them.