I haven't posted for a little bit, I'm afraid the recent hot weather got to me. A few day's work relief teaching is also a bit counter- productive for crafting. In the spirit of completing things however, I did get around to framing two small cross stitch projects which have been finished for a while.
I usually have larger ones framed professionally but decided to DIY these two, as framing can get a bit expensive. Of course, even though I have a stash of frames, none of them was quite right, so it was off to the two dollar shop. I ended up having to paint the one for the geisha as the timber frame was too bland.
The geisha will hang in my bedroom along with some silk paintings of Chinese ladies bought in Hong Kong many years ago.