This is like an appendix to the tutorials that I just posted. I thought I'd share images of a few of the cross stitch projects that I've framed myself using the methods I've just outlined.
All of these have won at least a blue (first place) ribbon at our county fair. A couple have also won Best of Section and Best of Show.
Twilight Repose from Heaven and Earth Designs; frame and mats from PictureFrames.com:
Rune Sampler from Dracolair Creations; frame and mat from PictureFrames.com:
White Musings Mystery Sampler from Follow the Leader Designs: frame from PictureFrames.com:
12 Days of Christmas from Teresa Wentzler Designworks; frame and mat from PictureFrames.com:
Miss Hathaway's Garden from Pegasus Originals (Marty Bell); frame and mats from PictureFrames.com:
Autumn Days (freebie pattern) from Enchanted Needle Designs; frame from Walmart; mat made from scrapbooking cardstock: