Friday, September 07, 2012

Something I Did Not Do

Between framing and having to go back to the framers and exhibiting at Woodlawn, my finish of Stars of the New Millenium was never published here on my blog in all its finished glory. 

Just a warning - it's really pink. 

When I got it home again from Woodlawn I brought it upstairs to our bedroom where I leaned it against a chair waiting for the day I would decide exactly where to hang it. 

One day I brought up a hanger and the hammer so I could accomplish this task. 

Did I?

Of course not.

The hammer sat on the hope chest. The framed piece sat on the floor. 

For months. 

A couple of weeks ago, I did finally climb on a chair and apply force to said hammer. 

And voila!

Sorry about the glare from the flash, but photos taken without the flash were not adequate. Years from now I might rethink that pink mat. It is really, really pink. But we tried like the dickens to match my neutrals and could not do it in a way that was pleasing. And putting the blue on top was just too much. I do love the silver frame. 

And now I get to look at it every day. Which is what truly makes me happy. 

P.S. This was my framing budget for the entire year basically. I've got tons of things that need framing. In 2013.


lewmew said...

LOVE the piece - still thinking about the mat (tho I do understand :))

Anna van Schurman said...

Looks great. I think the pink mat does the piece justice.

Shaunterria Owens said...

I think it looks beautiful - but I like pink a lot though, so... :) Beautifully work, beautifully framed.


Ann said...

I like it, including the pink mat. Congratulations on getting the hammer in hand and getting it on the wall!

Susan said...

Lovely! Your picture And an online SAL group have inspired me to bring my Stars off the UFO mountain. I spent some time with it today ripping out an area and getting reacquainted with my thread choices. You also inspired me to stay away from Fireside during the ANG seminar. It would have been nice to look at the trunk shows, but I really don't need any new projects.

Margaret said...

So beautiful! I hear you on the framing -- I have so many pieces that need framing but it's just too expensive. Love that turned ort bowl in your last post! And the needlepoint program -- cool beans! It's nice to know my Mia isn't the only one to miss her child when he's off to college. :D