Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A finish and a search

First off I would like to express my thanks to everyone who has helped me complete this beautiful tribute to my parents.  Your words of encouragement helped me keep my attention on the goal and now I have this hanging in my living room to look at everyday and to remember my parents with pride and love.  
Now onto a question for all of you who like a challenge.  I had this beautiful print of a Johann Baptist Hofner painting hanging where my parents tribute now hangs.  I purchased this at a yard sale because of the beautiful wooden frame it's in.  There is a price tag on the back of it for $200.00 and I paid only $20.00 - don't you just love yard sales!!!!  My challenge is this, I would love to stitch something for in this frame but haven't come across any designs that would work.  The inside dimensions are approx. 18 x 26 inches....it's large!  If any of you can think of a pattern that might work, please post it here so I can maybe get started on something.  
I hope everyone is having a fantastic week so far.  Has everyone seen the challenge over at Notforgotten Farms?  You can check it out here.  She has given you a free pattern and your challenge is to come up with a finish that is different than just your average pillow or frame.  I've printed it off and have some ideas rolling around in my head and if they don't roll away completely, I think I'll enter her challenge.
Blessings as always,
Barbara

15 comments:

Gabi said...

Fallen Roses looks gorgeous. What a great memory piece.
No clue what to stitch for your beautiful frame though. :(

boysmum2 said...

Beautiful well done

April said...

Beautiful Stitching Barbara. I also love that frame with the print. I have also printed off Lori's freebie. I love Halloween!

Sweet Sue said...

Beautiful frame to compliment your exquisite finish, I can just feel your delight ~ squee! Don't ya love that warm and fuzzy feeling of a freshly hung favorite finish and gazing at it from across the room, over and over and over:) Dunno what to suggest for that wood frame, it's very pretty~being so big the first thing that popped into my pea brain was a mirror, silly me.

Barb said...

Your finished project is just beautiful!! What a wonderful tribute to your parents.I think it is that oval shaped frame that is making tings a bit difficult. So far, no great ideas!

Lida said...

It has become a fantastic looking and such a nice tribute! Well done! For the frame, I think you must create an pattern yourself, nut maybe you can make a Mille Letters in it. Yust start in the middle with a beautiful B and then fill the whole frame with B's, all different! You will have a fantastic Mille Lettres at the end!
Greetings
Lida

Mouse said...

ooooo it looks lovely all framed up :)
and your new frame is gorgeous mmmmm put thinking cap on and came up with too
voice of the shepherd (can change it to welcome or home sweet home ) will have to put brain in gear for the designer ...lol
or Crickets .... creative joy where the piece isn't finished ... .. think its a fab piece for all us serial starters hheheheh :)
love mouse xxxx

cucki said...

fallen roses is such a stunning piece..well done..
your new frame is so beautiful..
happy stitching xxx

Vickie said...

Well done on the stitching AND on the great find with the frame. :)

marly said...

I think the fancy Imblum Angel of Healing, Hope, or Love could be stitched to fit that oval. It's a magnificent frame as is your finished Roses.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Ooo, I love the picture in the frame right now! Your stitching is gorgeous as well. I love that Roses piece!

Terri said...

Love your finish and the new frame! What about Dance of the Roses by L&L, or one of her other ladies? I think they would look wonderful in that frame!!

Lynn said...

Congrats on such a gorgeous finish! I think it's a beautiful tribute.
That frame is pretty lovely too. You certainly lucked out with that purchase!

Catherine said...

Such a stunning finish ~ looks wonderful! Can't think of anything off the top of my head, but will let you know I'd anything pops up! Well done on finding that frame though!

dixiesamplar said...

Gorgeous finish...and such a wonderful memorial to your parents!