Friday, December 30, 2011
The Big Reveal: What I Made My Mom for Christmas
Several years ago, I picked up an unopened crewel embroidery kit at the thrift store for a whole whopping 79 cents (interestingly the copyright was from 1981). A couple of times I considered redonating it but I never did.
I decided that I wanted to complete this one for my Mom who gave me a cross-stitch of one of my favorite 'religious' or 'prayer' proverbs, which says "A Day Hemmed with Prayer Rarely Unravels."
When it was done, I had it dry cleaned like the instructions suggested - it was definitely worth it the colors became much more vivid after the cleaning.
I used a gift card for Michaels and 50 percent plus another 15 percent off coupon to defray the cost of framing.
It turned out pretty nice (although, I recently saw some crewel work by the girls' piano teacher that puts my work to shame).