Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Finished!


Yea! I finished up The Sparrow and am thrilled with how it turned out considering this piece has been through the wringer with spills, rinsing out and mistakes on my part (I had to make a few adjustments here and there to avoid days of frogging). Excuse the wrinkles but those don't effect my joy right now! As you can tell, I figured out how and where to put my Dad's initials along with the years of his birth and death. This is such a meaningful piece to me for so many reasons and all bringing back memories of some sort about my Dad. After a short break where I focus on some neglected housework I will turn my attention to my last stitch of the year.

I have a terrible problem that whenever anyone walks through our house every picture on the walls goes bonkers and they all end up hanging haywire like an earthquake had struck so while we were out doing our usual errands I picked up some new double sided sticky stuff to hold them in position that won't hurt the walls (or frames). I haven't used it yet but when I do I'll let you know how it works. I was told at the store that they have to constantly restock it because it sells so good and so fast.

I do have some sad news. The sampler, Good Things by Notforgotten Farm fell off the wall and the frame broke. Now I have to go out and look for a new frame. I hope I can find another one either just like the old frame or maybe one I like even more! *fingers crossed*

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14 comments:

Margaret said...

What a beautiful finish!!! Congratulations! I love that you put your father's initials on it.

Good idea on the sticky stuff for the frames. I'll be interested to hear how it works. I have that problem too! lol! And bummer about the frame for Good Things. :( Hope you find a good replacement frame.

Catherine said...

Lovely finish! I love how you personalized it to honor your dad. What a lovely tribute!

My friend has told me about the sticky stuff - she swears by it and tells me I should try it - with the three boys (and friends) in the house, nothing is ever straight on my walls!

Jan said...

Sherry, it is beautifamous!!! I know you are thrilled to have it finished and you did a marvelous job of adding your daddy's initials. Congratulations!!

What is the name of that sticky stuff? I too have some problems with pictures getting crooked, when I know they were hung straight! Sorry about the mishap with your sampler, can't wait to see it re-framed!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous finish! Just gorgeous. I also love how you personalized it. Simply beautiful.

Hazel said...

Lovely finish Sherry. xx

Valerie said...

Congrats on a beautiful finish! I just "discovered" your blog and have thoroughly enjoyed reading your posts!

Great idea about the frame sticky stuff...I do hope that it works!

Ranae said...

A beautiful finish to cherish.
Awww! too bad about the framed piece falling off the wall, fingers XX here in Illiois

Jeanne said...

congratulations Shari! I know this was a special project for you and hope you'll show us again when you get it framed. I knocked a framed piece off of my walls and broke it while vacuuming one day so I know how it is! i wonder if that sticky stuff would work in my china cabinet. when my backdoor closes too hard it shakes the wall it's on and my crystal goblets keep inching their way around. i have to move them back in place about every 6 weeks LOL.

Barbeeque4 said...

Just a gorgeous finish!!!!Congrats!!

Carol said...

Your finish is just perfect, Sherry! Beautiful job made all the more special with your dad's initials...

Karen said...

Great finish! I can see why you are doing a happy dance.

Roberta said...

This is beautiful and so very personal for you. Well done.

Barbara said...

What a great finish, Sherry! Love it. Good luck with the new frame - that's a bummer.

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely cross stitch.............nice to have a finish.........