Here in Southern California is sooo hot! Right now is 92 degrees.
School started for Brenda and things are getting back into the normal routine.
I tried hard to finish my Christmas Rules before school started, but it was not possible. So, I finished it today!
I stitched it on 14 count aida with DMC. I made some changes on the colors and also changed the space between each design. I chose to stitch only the simple border that comes on the patterns to separate the designs, skipping the "box" that half of the charts had. I think it looks less crowded this way.
It was fun to stitch. I love all the little details.
I finished it as a wall hanging / bell pull. I have some hangers that I got years ago on e-bay. Unfortunately I only had one part on the right size, but I love it!
To finish as a bell pull, I cut a pice of Christmas print fabric of the same size of the stitched piece.
After that, I ironed interfacing on the back of the stitched piece and on the back of the Christmas fabric. The next step was to sew red Ric-rac on the stitched piece around three sides, leaving only the top one.
If you find my instructions hard to understand, the Twisted Stitcher has a great tutorial on her finishing blog.
Have a great week, and Happy Stitching!