This is my first counted cross stitch project. Stitched decades ago and never used as a glass case.
Once finished, I quickly realized this would make a great way to care my unused stitching needles.
The finished piece has a zipper around three sides (see open shown in right photo). I found that the back stitched area of the worked piece was a secure place to slip in my needles and zipping it up kept the needles from straying about in my carrying bag.
You probably can’t see it, but two needles are slipped in and secured in the back of the stitched flowers.