Eleanor of Aquitaine is finally finished!!!
I started her in...2008?
But she got put away and I worked on other projects.
I decided she was worthy of finishing. And did NOT belong in a box.
PLUS, I have special friends that always tell me they check my blog and NO SIGN OF WORK ON ELEANOR.
So surprise to all of you, she's complete.
I was actually planning to work exclusively on her this year and (hopefully) finish her in time for the fair. BUT, my favorite framing shop and is closing and my FAVORITE FRAMER is moving to another state so I had to work on her NON-STOP!
I had to wake up at 5 each morning and start in on her before taking off for my day. And then rush home and work on her MORE. (Lucky me to have such a patient husband)
Anyway, I have a lovely frame and mat all picked out and she's going to shop on Tuesday. I've picked a navy blue mat with gold frames. I'M SOOO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you for all your cheering me on and wonderful compliments along the way.
They were sooo very much appreciated and truly helped keep me going. xxoo
Here's a quick little update.
I didn't take the time to pull out the ironing board and heat up the iron, because I just wanted to snap a quick pic and post.
I really haven't spent much time on this lately.
I did take a wonderful trip (stitching in the back seat--3600 miles--and I took Dramamine so I wouldn't get nauseous--I planned stitching and stitching and stitching!) so I did get a bit done on it.
I just had to include this here...
So, it was my birthday and my sister put the cake on the table when no
human eyes were watching. My daughter and I walked by and saw it there.
With a BITE out of the corner.
And there was my sweet puppy, Ruby.
Looking like she knew something.
Holly and I laughed and when I went to
get the camera to take the picture, the guilty party moved in quickly
and tried to get another bite! LOL
My girl wasn't guilty afterall.
Never assume... never believe anything you hear and only HALF of what you see!
Well, I'm going to make a good go at following through each month on posting! I have such good intentions when I start out.
Each month there is a topic to blog about.
Here it is for this month:
"Reality or Fantasy. Which do you prefer to stitch? Figures or Abstract?"
Reality or Fantasy...
Hmmmm I like to stitch things that are intricate. That pose a challenge. That are not the "usual"
I prefer not "cutesy" things. I love pretty flowers and SPARKLE. Love the beads and the gold and silver braids. So I guess my things have a touch of the Fantasy to them.
Abract, never my thing. Makes me think Contemporary... I'm not crazy about Contemporary.