Sunday, February 23, 2014

My Photogenic Labyrinth

Here she is, all framed!
 

 I couldn't decide which pic was best, so I'm giving you all 3.  :)  The frame has a gold tint on the inside bevel that I just couldn't get to show up very well....  Also, the fabric is a tiny bit wavy around the center. After washing and pressing, I knew those bits were not lying flat, and I'd hoped that stretching would fix the rest.  However, as the framer said, it is due in part to the dense stitching in the center followed by the concentric circles -- the flower-like edges of the center create a different stress on the fabric.  Oh well, only a perfectionist (like me) will notice!  And it is going in DH's office at work, so it isn't as if I'll be looking at it all the time and grumbling.  LOL

In other news, I'm embarrassed to admit that I have enhanced my stash a bit this month.  I picked up Just Nan's "3 Santas" on eBay to use for the Just Nan SAL, and also found Shepherd's Bush "Gypsy Hearts" (the entire kit) for a song.  But other than that, I've been doing pretty well at stitching from my stash....pics will be coming soon of "My Fair Ladybug" (now without a ladybug) and more progress on "Dark Sorceress."

9 comments:

Angela P said...

Gorgeous!

Thoeria said...

Lovely!

Amber said...

Looks amazing!

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Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

Gorgeous finish :-D

Maureen said...

Oh I love this!

Faith... said...

WOW - it is gorgeous! Congrats on your beautiful finish.

Shebafudge said...

Looks great!

C in DC said...

Wow - that's beautiful. I can't imagine myself being able to stick with a project like this.

Decision Made

After monkeying with the shells and beads some more, I decided to take them all off... ...and I think I like it best this way.  I did add...