Friday, April 27, 2007

Flea Market Tray & a little Stocking Progress

It's been some kind of week. We started it off with a funeral, and it was all downhill from there. My grandson Bryce had a fever all last weekend and then DD and the grand darlings were sick with a nasty stomach bug for a few days, and are just now starting to feel better. I've got another miserable head cold that feels like just a different version of what I've had since February and compounded by allergies now that spring has sprung.

Remember when I said I found just the right frame for my Flea Market Souvenir (Blackbird Designs) piece. Well here it is all put together. I had to really rehab this baby, but I could not be more happy with it. I used a dark teal suede mat that matches parts in all three sections of the piece (the urn, the windows of the house and the bird and flowers) . Tonight I pinned, cut, stretched and laced and once into the frame I glued dark green felt on the back and it's all ready to use. (The jeweled carriage you see on the tray was a Christmas gift that my husband picked up a couple years ago at the del Coronado Hotel while we were in San Diego. I used to let Bryce play with it, until I found out what it cost. EEK!).

Here's a couple more hours progress on Elisabeth's Stocking (Shepherd's Bush). I didn't get a chance to stitch on her everyday, so I did pretty good and would have done better, if I had all the fibers I need.
No progress was made on ATS this week. My mind just wasn't into it and I never seemed to sit still at home long enough to consider picking it up.



Blogger Cindy said...

Hope everyone is feeling better soon :)

Your Flea Market Souvenir looks awesome framed like that. Congratulations on a wonderful finish :)

6:59 AM  
Blogger Katrina said...

Sorry you had such a sucky week, hopefully you will get lots of rest today and feel better. Love your flea market souvenir, it came out so pretty!

7:16 AM  
Anonymous Carol said...

What a gorgeous finish on your Flea Market Souvenir! The tray and mat complement the piece perfectly!

8:34 AM  
Blogger KathyInStitches said...

That is gorgeous and so unique- fantastic!!!
Feel better stat :)

8:50 AM  
Blogger Chelle said...

The tray is absolutely fanastic. Perfect finishing idea!

11:06 AM  
Blogger Kajsa said...

Beautiful framing as always! You are so talented.

I love that stocking, the little village underneath the pudgie is so cute.

11:55 AM  
Blogger Jeanne said...

What a fantastic way to do up your Flea Market Souvenir and reuse a great find! I just love it. Congrats on your finish and progress on your SB project.

5:22 PM  
Blogger Linn said...

I really like the suede mat. We sometimes forget that mats can have texture and STRONG colors.

8:32 PM  
Blogger Jacque said...

Sinus, allergies and colds seem to be the theme around here as well.

LOVE the mat and frame for your BB. It is absolute perfection!

10:46 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Flea Market looks great! Hope everyone starts feeling better soon!

10:22 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

Oh, I love the use of the tray for this piece! I can't wait to visit the flea market this weekend and see if I can't find something for some of my pieces too.

10:39 AM  
Blogger Michele said...

What a great find! That tray looks incredible .. I'm sure you will enjoy it for years!

12:48 AM  

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