Many thanks again to Rachel for hosting the Fully Finished Gallery! I had a lot to finish this month!
First is Foxy. Look at the beautiful vintage frame I got on eBay! Finding a good round frame was a challenge. Sandy, who is the framer at the Attic said if you ever see a good, reasonably priced round frame, snap it up because they are hard to find and very expensive. So when I saw this one on eBay for less than $20 I said…That’s my frame! It is not dark wood like I planned but the gold isn’t so bright that it competes with the goldwork so I think it works really well.
Now for a mini bit of goldwork. This pillow is The Golden Grape from The Nostalgic Needle. Foxy made the little grape a breeze. I charted up the John 15 verse for the back side-it really felt like it wanted that. Very happy with how this tiny pillow came out, though I think I’ll make some extra cording for a hanger. Somehow my math didn’t work out to have a long enough piece to include the hanger.
Now for a bigger pillow…GPA’s Flowers and Lace Pillow. Oh it is so pretty my friends. GPA truly designs special things. And what’s more, for me the creation of this pillow has a story. It represents a victory of shopping! I have a post all about that if you wish to read it…HERE.
Finally I have When This You See pin drum from Blackbird Designs. The design was a fundraising piece for UNICEF several years ago. If you followed along you know I really struggled with stitching this. But at last it is done. I’m so happy I stuck with it. I love the rich colors.
Now this pindrum is big. As big as a softball. I used up ALL my sawdust and it is not quite as full as I wanted but not knowing any woodworkers I couldn’t get more in a hurry. So it is a little squishy. C’est la vie! And it’s done. Yay!
And last is my DMC Alphabet Heart. I did show this as an FFO several months ago, but now it is really finished. It has trim. I think it is a success with the trim. Super romantic. Do you like it?