While I pondered that finish, I decided to leave it and move on to another spring treat. Brenda Gervais, Holiday Hoopla Easter. This was a joy start to finish. Stitched it in 2 days and used 28 Ct. White Chocolate linen, used the suggested threads, although I did change the watering can to a gray, and I did the tail using Turkey Work. I had a vision for the finish....since the rabbit is standing on a watering can, I decided to use a watering can as my finish base. That is what prompted our visit to Hobby Lobby in Nashville. I needed a size that would work and I had researched this and knew they had several, but I needed to see them. Again, a tin watering can. We picked a couple but the larger one was necessary for this piece. I had hoped to have a completely open-top as I was going to put flowers in it, however, this didn't have the open-top, so I'm dealing with it. A little harder to finish as the piece has to bend around the base somewhat but eventually I got it how I wanted it and hot glued it to the base. (Yes I said hot glue). I tried several trims around the piece to give it a finished look and the only one I liked was a rick rack which I applied so that it stands up on the edges. It may not be perfect but it looks good to me. And it's a different kind of finish which is what I'm always looking for.
Must run, shop is waiting for me to help get Nashville out....Stay safe and try to enjoy the stitching time when you can. Keep washing your hands and praying for all to stay well. Talk to you soon.