I love the way this turned out!
I did the text "Amor" in back stitch, except for the heart shaped "o". For that I used the Bokhara Couching Stitch. Remember that stitch? I demonstrated how I learned that here.
I think it is a wonderful stitch to fill in small shapes:
Here is the text after the blue water soluble pen marks have been washed out:
Once I finished the text, I used my pinking shears to cut all around my fabric piece. Then I took apart a picture frame
You may remember this frame from when I framed my picture from the Flowers Embroidery Pattern. I like to use this frame with no glass, it is perfect for displaying embroidery and I can change the picture all the time:
I tied a double bow from the ribbon and secured it with embroidery floss. Then I used double backed tape to secure the bow to the fabric:
Then I put it on a shelf in my office:
Amor! Just in time for Valentine's day!