Up first was (an embarrassingly late) Valentine's Day present for Sean. Considering how busy and stressful my February was, I chose an overly-ambitious project and I just finished it the other night...only five weeks late! As upset as I was that it was so very late, I am thrilled with the way it turned out. Here is the finished product:
In case you haven't met them before, these three good-looking guys are the front men for the classic Haunted Mansion at Disney World. Since this has always been one of Sean's favorite attractions, I decided to do a little embroidery project featuring these hitchhiking ghosts.
Aside from just biting off more than I could chew with this project (as usual), I had a few setbacks (which included flat out losing my first attempt...how does that happen?!) But overall, it turned out even better than I expected. In an effort to make this needlepoint gift a tad more masculine, I bought a plain black wooden frame, and my dad matted it for me, giving it a rich blue border.
It's so satisfying to finish projects! I have a few more up my sleeve for the week, so I'll keep playing catch-up and hopefully be back with more to share soon! Happy Wednesday!