I started working on christmas gifts for my family. I finished my mother-in-law's first. It's just a little something that she can put anywhere.
I have untreated wooden frames laying about so I diluted some brown paint and made a paint wash to give the wood a darker and "older" look to it. I think it looks pretty good with it. the cross stitch project took about a little over 4 hours to complete.
Now I'm working my oldest sister-in-law's gift. I just hope that they like them.