Better late than never I always say. As you know I am spending the first part of this year catching up on unfinished projects. In 2012 I participated in BJP and have had the pieces sitting around all this time while I tried to figure out what I wanted to do with them.
I found this fabric, 2 yards, on sale for $2.00. The antique doily runner is from a garage sale or shop and had a tag of $7.00 still attached. I couldn't remember when or where I purchased it, but was saving it for something special. It was perfect for this! I used the fabric and made binding for each of the beaded lace pieces, hand stitching it on. I also hand stitched the lace runner in place, stretching and measuring as I went. I still need to buy a dowel for the top pocket for hanging...and then find a place to hang it. The entire piece is 5' long x 14.5" wide. It was difficult to photograph. You can view close-up photos of my monthly beaded pieces by selecting the BJP tab near the top of my blog.
I had run out of ecru/ivory seed beads at one point and used black seed beads instead until I could find more. I have added the same binding to these two pieces and found two more doilies that matched each other. I am planning on mounting these and will probably frame them. It feels so good to finish projects - especially when the results turn out the way you hoped.
After reading the comments on my last couple of posts I know I'm not alone. I'm not sure if I'm the last to finish my BJP, but I doubt it. Technically I'm not done until I finish the last two pieces, but they are next on my 'to do' list.