Monday, September 5, 2016

Two framed, one finished

Last Tuesday I got the call that I had been waiting for, letting me know that my framed pieces were ready to pick up; within half an hour I was at the gallery!

First I'll share Wherefore Art Thou, which I absolutely love! When I chose the fabric for this, I wanted it to look like a stone balcony in the moonlight, and I tried to keep to that look for the framing. I chose a suede outer mat in a darker shade than the fabric, to maintain the texture in the fabric and make it look like darkened stone in the background, and a silver inner mat to highlight Juliet, almost like a spotlight in a stage production. The frame was chosen to complement the colors and give the feel of a carved balcony:



It's almost anticlimactic to share The Blossom Collector, which I had framed without mats because the fabric provided enough interest by itself:


This past Saturday I received my Curtis Boehringer Happy Halloween piece finished by Sue Hillis, and she did an amazing job with it:



Both Gracie and Sophie approve of it (though I have to make sure to put it somewhere they can't get to it and rip those ribbons to shreds!):



To those in the US, hope you have a relaxing Labor Day, and to everyone a great stitchy week!

9 comments:

  1. Three fabulous finishes! You're right, Wherefore Art Thou is absolutely stunning. The frame complements your stitching perfectly. I love it when that happens! You have beautiful works of art to display for years to come.

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  2. Cute finish. And those framed pieces are beautiful!! Great choice with fabric color on Wherefore Art Thou

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  3. Fantastic choice for Where For, it's breathtaking.
    Blossom is pretty also.
    The flat-fold is awesome.
    Cute kitties! :)
    Marilyn

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  4. Your work is so beautiful. I really like the flat fold and your fabric and framing choices are exquisite. Thank you for sharing your incredible work.

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  5. The frame for Juliet looks lovely. I love the color of the mat.

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  6. Oh wow I absolutely adore your finishes. Frames are perfect and Giulietta is incredible; she is very romantic and charming. Sophie and Gracie are fantastic and I send to them a lot of kisses.

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  7. Everything is so pretty I love the frames you chose!

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  8. You made excellent choices with the framing!
    And I really like that flatfold.

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