Friday, November 2, 2012

A Special Friday Finish


"Spring Violets" by Hands to Work is the final piece I had framed this past summer.

I began stitching "Spring Violets" back in 2007 and set it aside as stitching on the 40 count R & R Inkspot Black linen proved to be very challenging.  I picked it up again in February 2009 and finished it up a week or so later.  The dark fabric, combined with the small count, was tough on my 50+ year old eyes.

I did think the hopeful sentiment was fitting for everyone who has suffered the effects of Super Storm Sandy.  With damage and destruction everywhere, it must hard to believe that things will get better...but they will.    


I picked a fairly simple gold-toned frame to mirror the left stitched border.

I like the generous margins which show off the mottled fabric.

11 comments:

Vickie said...

Your words are encouraging Beth.
Your piece is great.

cucki said...

yup..truly a great piece xxx

Ranae said...

Oh! Love this one, the threads look great in the linen

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

A very special finish and BEAUTIFUL on that fabric :)

Barb said...

The frame is just right. I agree with you , the sentiments are just right. I have never stitched on black. There is a PS Christmas one I would like to do but I'm not sure with my 60 plus old eyes. What do you think? Was it really difficult?

Nicola said...

I love everything about this but especially the saying. Thank you for sharing.

Aprilblue said...

So beautiful !

Chris said...

Lovely project and wonderful sentiment.

Pam in IL said...

Beautiful finish and the lovely sentiment speaks to me too!

Melanie said...

Gosh, that fabric is pretty, isn't it? It's not too often that the stitching AND the fabric share equal weight in a piece. Very nice!

Carol said...

Oh, I REALLY love this one, Beth--such hopeful words on that incredible fabric... I'm so glad you finally framed it to share with us!