Confessions of a cross stitcher – Getting Boxed In
Happy 2020 all my stupendous cross stitchers! Are you ready to get going this year on all kinds of incredible cross stitch projects? Yes? Me too so let’s get started!
Get Boxed In
When we had a brick and mortar cross stitch shop in the nearby area, I would take my smaller projects there to get finished to what we called a “Box-It”. Now what is so super cool about this finish is the variety of places they will fit, how you can decorate them up, and how easy they are to do yourself. I think you will really enjoy this way to showcase your projects without framing!
In order to show you the steps I have reverse engineered an original of mine that was done a while back. Here we go!
There are many ways to innovate this design so don’t be afraid to try different ways to make it. Try it with the Mr. X Stitch 2019 Christmas cross stitch design for next Christmas. Who wouldn’t want a gift this lovely, or one for yourself, to display?!
So what’s so great about Box-Its, EVERYTHING! Easy to store, time-saving, money-saving, customizable, and oh so pretty, you can put them just about anywhere. A great way to display those smaller projects you want to show off year-round or seasonally.
Until next month, Keep Creating!
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Debbie Monachella (aka Pear Blossom Designs because it is easier to spell) has been cross stitching and driving her family and friends bonkers with it for over 30 years. After 22 years, she retired from medical office work, and when she isn’t busy telling people where not to sit or step because of a lost needle, she enjoys making up her own cross stitch work, cross stitching, exploring cross stitch, blogging about cross stitch and riding with her husband of 39 years on their Harley motorcycle. They have two lovely daughters, three grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and one granddog named Hannah. She resides in her adopted state of Oklahoma.