I posted in July about a special commission I was working on - The Presidential Seal, worked in crewel. I've finished stitching, and it turned out so well!
This was a great opportunity to brush up on my crewel stitches - I especially loved the stitch used on the leaves.
After I framed it and glued down the fabric, I covered the back of the frame in brown paper. I love this nice clean look.
After Chad (he who commissioned this piece) saw my last post, he sent me some fun pictures. Here's Nixon and Elvis, chilling in the Oval Office. You can see the crewel seal on the wall on the right side.
And here's a picture of the actual piece stitched by Julie Nixon:
It's fun to compare Julie's work with mine. She did some stitches that were very different than those suggested in the kit, which makes me think it was manufactured after Julie made her piece. Look at how things catch on!