So I did.
I had some gorgeous handmade ceramic buttons from this talented artist stashed away in my sewing room. They were the perfect embellishment! The variegated blue and both pinks are #8 Finca perle cotton by Presencia and the gray and brown are 2 & 3 strands of DMC floss, respectively.
I trimmed the excess linen, snipped the 1/2" allowance and glued it to the back inside of the hoop. Then I cut a piece of heavy interfacing (Timtex) and hot glued it to the hoop, covering the backside of the stitchery.
I love my remembrance hoop! We spent almost a year raising that money, plus many cold and rainy Sunday mornings on training walks together, and ultimately 2 wonderful days of walking through Vancouver. That's worth remembering!