The Whale - A Cautionary Tale
I found this lovely pattern at my local CrossStitch-ville and the frame for only $1 at the local Art & Frame shop. I WAS going to outline the whole thing with the gold punch but got too scissor happy snipping the ends of threads from the back side and accidentally cut my fabric! Argh!!
There was nothing left for me to do. I couldn't continue to punch past the cut material so I had to mount the picture on a piece of wool and surround it with the gold cording. Up close it does not look good. This will NEVER be a gift. My only consolation (other than learning a lesson the hard way) is that it is placed on a wall where one can not get within eight feet of it.