A Royal Anniversary

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Hey everyone! Remember this old thing? It's hard to believe that it's already been 1 year since we all had Royal Wedding fever (spawning such ridiculousness as the book Knit Your Own Royal Wedding- see below).

You may remember that last year, I created my very own Will and Kate cross stitch to commemorate the Royal Wedding, but after doing all of the work it sat upon my shelf with it's left over aida cloth still attached, waiting to be finished, prepped and put on display. So in honor of the Royal one year anniversary, I finally finished it off.

First, I trimmed off the excess aida cloth, leaving about half an inch of aida cloth around my hoop. Next, I found a scrap of cardboard and traced the inner most interior circle of my embroidery hoop onto the cardboard and cut out the cardboard circle.  Then I took out my trusty glue gun and glued the edges of my aida cloth to the inside of my embroidery hoop. Finally, I shaped my cardboard circle to fit inside of the back of my embroidery hoop and glued it down so that it covers the loose embroidery threads in the back. Now my cross stitch is ready to hang. If I wanted to be even fancier, I could have glued a piece of fabric over the cardboard for a decorative "pop of color" or I could have glued a picture hanger to the cardboard.

Have you done any cross stitching or embroidery lately? Do you also struggle with finishing your projects?Has the royal anniversary re-ignited your British Royalty fever? Let me know in the comments below.

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