I ran this by Justin, since he will have to look at it on the bookshelves all year long. I wanted something that drew the eye into the cross stitch piece and I think this fit the bill. All Family Tree Frames can be ordered through 123 Stitch and they come in a variety of sizes.
I'm not sure how big the opening is. I need to find out so that I can finish the two months that I have completed the stitching on. I've got January and April done and am about halfway through this February design. As soon as the frame comes, I will be able to determine how large the finishing board needs to be in exact dimensions.
One thing I have already learned from joining the Embroidery Guild of America is how to finish pieces. I had finished one Christmas ornament prior to my lessons with the wonderful Maggie Frasier (stitcher extraordinaire) and I realized that I had done pretty much everything wrong. Which is great because now I know exactly how to do everything right. I have two other ornaments to finish and I want to go back and refinish the little angel the proper way so that the fabric is not damaged over time.
Since it is International Hermit and Stitch weekend again, I will be planting my ever expanding butt in my recliner to stitch and maybe do some finishing on the pieces that I am able to. Hopefully it won't take long for my frame to arrive.
What are your plans for this weekend? Will you be stitching on big projects or small ones?