Friday, February 25, 2011

I did it... twice!

A big thank you to all of you POSSIBIL(I)TIES mavens for helping kick my assets into gear. I am now the proud owner of two framed pieces.

They've been waiting a while for this. I know it shouldn't be all that hard. Pick your stuff, turn it over to the shop, wait to trade $s for paper-wrapped goodies in a few weeks. Not hard at all.... save for when you're lame.

First allow me to introduce:
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Blackbird Designs "My Quaker Home" framed in a medium Wedgewood-ish blue. It was finsihed in 2007 and sheer sloth kept it from getting framed until now. It's been clamped to a skirt hanger just waiting for me to pay attention.

Now the real problem child--
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Mirabilla's "Halloween Fairy" which was done being stitched on back in August of 2008. Then the problems began. You see I changed some colors in the piece, so between the odd (aka hard-to-match) colors called for in the chart (the dress brown, the orange, and the peachy beads) and the ones I changed (the green, the ink black, and the metallic), it became impossible to find a frame that went with everything.
I got so desperate at one point I even tried this combo:
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Yeah, I don't know what I was thinking either.
I'm glad I got this lovely frame finally--
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My framer (who has a love-hate relationship with me) even did black spacers to match the frame instead of his usual ivory ones-- I think the effect is quite spiffy.
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Once again, a big thank you to the POSSIBIL(I)TIES crew (especiially Diane for getting us inspired in the first place!!!)! Onward and upward to the next languishing piece!


Diane said...

Ruth, your pieces came out beautifully framed! I love the frame you ultimately chose for Halloween Fairy. It suits her perfectly! Quaker Garden looks fabulous, too! Congratulations!!!

Marcy said...

I like your frames -- the one for Halloween Fairy is perfect.