My oldest daughter made two beautiful cross-stitch pictures for me.  One shows a back-to-school scene with a quilt, lunch pail, slate and books.  I placed this piece in a rustic wooden frame.

The second piece shows a quilt, and a sunbonnet on an old wooden chair.

I decided to make this into a  wall hanging, using a 3-½ inch Dresden Plate as the center and half Dresden plates along the edge.

The quilting is also done in a half-Dresden Plate design.

The finished hanging measures 18 x 23 inches.

It’s nice to have two new end-of-summer pieces to display.

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