I did temporarily tack down the strips in places just to keep it straight. I just used a simple embroidery straight stitch around the wool.
I am fairly happy with how it came out being the first time trying this and really winging it. I consider every project and every stitch to be a learning experience.
It got a little wonky in places but when the center is filled with the picture it will look better.
Unfortunately, I got so obsessed with not letting this border beat me that I didn't work on my weekly TAST so I am going to work on that tonight. But I just had to tackle it to see if what it looked like finished is what I imagined in my head.
Posts on the evolution of this altered book:
What will you create today?