As promised, here is my finish of Frances Eden. I finished her last summer and got her into her frame this fall. Isn't she pretty? I stitched her on 36 count Forest Haven linen by Zweigart. For threads I did a conversion to Anchor. This pattern is charted for either silks or DMC but I wanted the slightly softer colors of Anchor. I love how this fabric is a pale blue/green and that with all the greens in the piece the ground fabric appears more blue. I purchased the chart, linen and threads from Lynns of Madison, if you contact them please tell them I sent you!
The frame is also from Lynn's shop and I love the way it looks! Here's a close up view:
Isn't it neat? I just love the way that a cool frame really sets off a piece! I struggled with this piece a bit since it's a reproduction. I wanted to keep the personalization true to the original stitcher but also wanted to include my information. I ended up stitching my initials, JB and the year toward the bottom. I'm currently stitching Elizabeth Sheffield and think that I'll add "Reproduction Stitched by... " at the bottom in over one lettering. What do others of you do?