Sunday, April 29, 2007

Mermaid framed

I finally got this piece framed. It's Mermaid by Teresa Wentzler. Of course I still have lots of other finished pieces to get framed.

The frame was $200 (ouch), but I think it goes well with the piece. I use no glass on my pieces.

Even after framing, the piece is a little lumpy. There were a lot of color changes. I'll have to take a close up later to show you what I mean. I dream of having my stitches sit just perfectly, but that hasn't happened with my TWs.

I also forgot to initial and date the piece. I may try to stitch some in, but I'm not sure it that will work.

I've been stitching on Eternal Promise, but it's full of confetti. I have the first two rows of stitching done, and that's even after sitting for three hours Saturday waiting for Matt's car stereo to be installed.

9 comments:

bunnyhead said...

Wow! Beautiful framing job!

Barbara said...

Gulp! My DH nearly fainted when I had one piece done that cost 75 euro! But it looks FABULOUS! Great choice of frame. :)

Her Husband said...

Oh, her husband is well aware of how much this one cost...She didn't bring her credit cards to the store, so I had to pay for it...

Arthemise said...

See why I love this guy?

Erin said...

Wow, $200?? And without glass?? Yikes!!! (I had MLI's "Once Upon a Time" framed last summer with almost the same frame - plus mat and glass - for about $115.) But it looks lovely. I know what you mean about the "lumpy" factor, too...I think that is why I usually go with glass. It hides my less-than-perfect stithing better!

Carol said...

Oh, that is so beautiful!! I have had the same problem with TW's and other projects with tons of color changes.

HasturTorres said...

It looks amazing!

Michelle said...

Your Mermaid is beautiful - I love the frame you chose for her. I've only recently started signing/dating my pieces...so I have to keep reminding myself to do it. Eternal Promise is going to be gorgeous - can't wait to see a pic.

Angi said...

Gorgeous framing! Well worth it I would say, but then again I'm a 'frame it how you want it's your legacy' type of girl! I'm about to send Stargazer to Jill Rensel!! :)