Saturday, December 15, 2012

Picked up some finishing

I just picked up some finishing today.  These two pieces had been in my finished but not "finished" box for quite some time when I finally took them in for framing.  After spending so much just to complete a piece, it just kills me to spend hundreds on framing, but I really don't need any more pillows and these were two big pieces.  So I just bit the bullet and did it.

This was my ANG Chapter challenge piece last year.  I finished it to complete the challenge but then it languished in the box under my bed.
Here's a close-up of the frame.  Love the faux worm holes.  By the way, it's laying on my dining room table.  Notice the trend here?
Here's the next piece, not an expensive canvas, but I loved it.

A green frame this time.  Stitched entirely with perle cotton.  Not my favorite thread to stitch with, but this was a 13 or 14 count canvas and I wanted good coverage.  Also, I wasn't sure if I was going to make it into a pillow or frame it when I started it so wanted a thread that would hold up.  I have a companion piece to this in a blue watering can, if I'm not mistaken, so I better find it in my stash and get busy on it while I can still get this same frame.

Oh and I finally set up a Facebook account, just so I could join the needlepoint group.  You'd think I didn't know how to turn on a computer, but I primarily use Word and Excel at work, so social media is not in my experience level.  I'm trying to enter the 21st century.

Just 5 working days til school is out and I will be off work for two weeks.  Woo Hoo.  Stitching projects, I can't wait to see you again!