I was so proud of Sam for her gorgeous stitching and for perservering through using the metallics she hated so much. I was even prouder when she explained how they had it framed: stitched and suspended (no staples, tape or glue), using archival quality mat boards, and uv protective archival quality glass. Her and her boyfriend "T" really wanted to make sure this piece survived the years and I think it is wonderful!
I haven't been stitching since I finished that secret square. I just haven't felt much like stitching. Though I did finally get a fabric for the birth announcement for my friend Aramina. It's a beautiful pale yellow that should compliment the colors of the piece without overwhelming them. I will start stitching it soon. I also want to start Joan Elliot's Seasonal Fairies or another of her designs. I have a bunch of hers that I love and I am having a hard time choosing between them. LOL Oh well, I will eventually figure out which one to start.