Monday, July 21, 2014

To the Queen

To the Queen by JBW Designs
Stitched 2 over 2 on 32 ct. Antique White with Recommended threads

 I've had this chart in my stash for a while.  I picked it up on sale at my LNS becasue the moment I saw it, I knew it was destined to be for my friend Kim.  I met Kim YEARS ago at work, and we ended up in facing cubes.  Since Kim has a long standing fondness for the color pink and queens, this is utterly perfect for her.

The original chart calls for a tiny crown charm, but I substituted a K for Kim instead.  I debated whether or not to use the glass (normally I'd frame it without since I wasn't using a mat) but I didn't want the charm to tarnish, so I went ahead and put the glass back in.  I gave it to her last weekend, and she LOVED it.  She's a bit of a stitcher herself, though she hasn't done it in years (she crochets more now), so she knew the work that went into it and appreciated it all the more.

And no, my framing isn't quite as wonky as it appears in the photo.  I swear I do this all the time - I never notice how weird my framing looks in the photo for an item I've already gifted until I go and write the blog post about it!

5 comments:

Carol said...

It sounds like that piece is just perfect for Kim, Jenn--very cute! And I like the addition of the "K" charm, too. Glad she loved it so much--it's always a good feeling when all your hard work is appreciated :)

Vickie said...

Fantastic! Love it when you give the perfect stitchy gift AND it is appreciated. :)

Robin said...

What a lovely piece you created for your friend! Have a wonderful week, Jennifer!

Robin in Virginia

Deanne J said...

So cute and what a great gift for your friend.

Blu said...

What a lovely finish! I'm not at all surprised that Kim loved it.