To sign or not to sign. No signature leaves people guessing who, and others disappointed. Signing ones name to a piece of art that was someone else's design but your own interpretation, your own hours of labor, leaves one feeling like part of it still belongs to them. Thus after a pep talk from a designer--I opted to sign discreetly.
Washed, pressed, pinned to mat board, and laced up.
You can find the 'how to prepare your embroidery for framing' on Mary Corbett's http://www.needlenthread.com/