I picked up my framed pieces this evening. I really love how they turned out. I hope you'll like them, too. Here's Jenny Bean:
I loved the detail on the side of the frame and think that if anyone actually notices it, they'll think it's pretty.
I also picked up my Prairie Schooler Year which I had framed in a more simple style but I love it.
Now.... you might think that the title of my post has something to do with these frames I picked. But, you'd be wrong. What it has to do with is the frame I saw tonight and thought would be perfect for my sweet Elizabeth. I had already decided that I was going to go in a different direction with Elizabeth than I normally do. I was going to go less prim and more elegant. She is French, after all! So, when I saw this moulding - I thought this is IT. It's perfect.
Sadly, it didn't photograph as pretty as it really is. Trust me. It's a beauty! Anyway, I flipped the little piece of moulding over and what should I discover? A hefty,$34 a linear foot price on this sucker. Are you KIDDING me? I stitched Elizabeth on 32 count fabric, she's not exactly petite which means this would be a VERY costly frame job. Yikes. I have to find something else. Oh, it is gold leaf; not that that matters. Yep, I sure can pick 'em!
I hope to have Elizabeth done in the next week or so. Anne asked me about my thread colors; I did change them. Instead of the called for Taupe, I used Crescent Colors (CC) Weeping Willow, instead of Prov. Brown, I used CC Cocoa Brown, instead of Phil. Red, I used CC Apple Fritter, instead of Bucks County Red, I used CC Cherry Tomato and instead of Innocence Rose, I used CC Blushing Beauty and finally, instead of Quaker Swan, I used CC Green Onion.
Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting my little corner of the world. I so appreciate your sweet comments!!!
Have a great rest of the week, my friends!