Today I sold my first item from my Etsy shop, TheNotionsBasket. I made this cross-stitch quite a while ago, but I felt she was missing something. So, I decided to combine my love of cross-stitching and quilting and make a wall hanging. I love the way that it turned out. I used an ivory fabric with a pearlized polka dot for the border. Then I used an ivory fabric with a light yellow flower pattern for the binding. The backing is Kona white. It came out lovely, and I am very excited about the possibilities of the combination of crafts. I may have to try this with some of my other finished cross-stitch pieces. It is so much lovlier than a frame, and less expensive too.
On another front, I am coming right along with my Aida fairy. I am onto the final beading, which is actually a lot of beading. Here is an update on my progress. This is the full picture. All of the cross-stiching is done. All that I have left to finish is the beading and backstitching.