Finally Fully Finishing Fun for October

 FFG SAL - 10th of each month

Hosted by Rachel the Ten Hour Stitcher

This SAL is designed to motivate us all to do something with that box of Finished pieces instead of just storing them under the bed.  We will all be linking up on Rachel's blog on or after the 10th of each month (10 Hour Stitcher - 10th of the month).

Let's do the Big FFO first:

I got my Discworld Mappe framed!  I took it to my professional framer who I have been using for 17 years now.  The first piece she ever framed for me was my son's Birth Sampler so it was most appropriate that she frame this piece to celebrate his 18th Birthday!

We chose a simple rich brown frame with a gold edging.  This really is one of my favourite styles of frame, after plain black for Hallowe'en!

Here's a close-up of the corner so you can see the frame a little better:

She did "complain" about how tricky it was to get the lines just right but said she really enjoyed looking at the design while she was working on it to stretch and lace it.

It really is worth taking the time to find a decent framer who understands how to frame cross stitch and will appreciate the effort you put into stitching a piece.  I only get my larger pieces professionally framed and I ask for vouchers as Christmas presents to help with the cost.

And some smaller pieces, two new finishes from this year's Just Cross Stitch Hallowe'en Ornament Special.  The first is Mosaic Halloween by Twisted Willow Designs:

stitched on 32 count Platinum linen

I love the colours, I thought 1970s and Christine said Clarice Cliff.  I also loved the chequerboard grass, just a fun design to stitch.

I scrapbooked it with two other Autumnal designs, Autumn by Lizzie*Kate and Little Owl Sampler by Knotted Tree NeedleArt:

This one is Downdraft by Turquoise Graphics & Design:

stitched on 32 count Platinum linen

The mount was removed from a frame I got from a charity shop and used for something else.  I used marker pen to colour it black and added a cauldron sticker.  Scrapbooked on it's own, waiting for the right design to join it in the future!

Finally, there will be a Hallowe'en Trick or Treat Blog Hop as usual this year. I am sure you all know how it works but for those who need a reminder - here's a link to last year's

If you want to take part, just leave a comment here or email me if you are a "no reply" person. I need an email address for you to take part in this hop.

Finally Fully Finishing Fun for October