I have always loved making cross-stiched birth announcements for little babies (remember this one?) The problem is that I am usually really behind on finishing them. For example, the one I made for my daughter. She turns 4 next month.
I had initially bought this pattern several years ago for a nephew being born. In the catalog's tiny picture it seemed perfectly masculine but as it arrived and I started working on it I realized this would be more appropriate for a little girl. So I put it away and kind of forgot about it.
Then when I was cleaning up my upstairs craft room to move to my new one in the basement, I found it and decided it would be perfect to finish for my daughter.
I got it framed at this place. They are amazing! It costs a little more to get things professionally framed but it is well worth it, especially when it comes to fabric. And these guys do the best job of anyone I've found.
My daughter knew just where to put it.