CoCaLo Baby Mia Rose
I've had the piece finished for a while (oh, maybe since December of last year), but framing is another story, especially with a stitched border in the piece. Getting the border lined up and straight before framing isn't hard, but it is tedious and time consuming, and not my husband's favorite job, so sometimes it does take a little convincing. I also had a small hiccup with this piece by not starting it where I should have. Somehow I managed to mess up centering the piece and by the time I figured it out, I was too far into stitching it to rip it all out. The piece still fit on the fabric, but there wasn't quite enough room to securely wrap the edge around the mounting board.
After some discussion, I took the piece to my LNS to ask for the owner's advice as she also offers framing services. She suggested stitching a piece of muslin on the short edge, since the seam would be hidden by the matting and no one would be the wiser. One, two, three - she stitched a spare piece of fabric on and we were ready to go. (On a side note, this above and beyond type of customer service is one of the many reasons I continue to shop there. Please patronize small businesses, especially niche businesses like LNSes, whenever you can, or we risk losing them all together.)
Now that the edge wrapped around the mounting board, it was much easier to frame. Getting a decent photo with the glass was another issue, though, but this one did come out. Finally, I was able to send this, the butterfly ornament, and the other Bride's Tree Ornaments we still owed the parents from their wedding (4 years ago) off to the family where they were greatly appreciated and able to be enjoyed for years to come. I love it when a plan comes together.