Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Box of Shame Finishes - My Treasure and Playful Puss 1 and 2

Hello all!

Thank you for all of your lovely comments regarding my finishing and framing of Polar Bears. It's nice to know I've done a good job! Now, how about these.....

I have a confession to make - whilst I was visiting the ezeframe.co.uk website the other day to purchase a frame for Polar Bears, I just happened to design two more frames which "accidentally slipped" into my basket. Well, it wasn't worth just ordering one frame was it?

First up was My Treasure, a free chart from Dragon Dreams Inc which was my 27th February Challenge piece. Although only small (3.75" x 3.75") I wanted him out and framed, not scrap-stitched. I had green mounts and a gold frame in mind and found exactly what I was looking for. So my dragon now looks like this:

The frame is 15mm Gold Foil with mounts of Damascus Green (top) and Mid-Green (bottom).

Second up were the first two Playful Puss designs by Lucie Heaton, stitched as the 12th and 30th January Challenge pieces. I knew these were going to be more difficult to frame as I wanted fun mounts to match the fun designs. I dabbled with green, lilac, pink and yellow mounts until satisfied with this combination. As long as you like pink I think this really works:

The frame is 13mm Dark Grey Stain with mounts of Pink and Bright Green.

The other two spaces will remain empty as a reminder that I need to stitch numbers 3 and 4 in the set. Soon.

That's it for framing. Only 18 more pieces in my Box of Shame (at the moment) to frame, scrap-stitch or make into ornaments!

Talking of my "Box of Shame" Tina is adamant that it should be renamed and I sort of agree. I need a phrase that reflects I am shameful I have not "finished" the finishes but also proud that I loving stitched each piece. I've thought of the obvious "Treasure Chest" or "Treasure Trove" but they're not quite right. Any other suggestions would be gratefully received.

Happy stitching everyone!
Rachel x


Mii Stitch said...

Wow!! Fantastic frames for your needlework!
They really all compliment the designs.

Katie said...

Wohoo beautiful finished finishes. Love your choices. They highlight the designs perfect. I love Treasure Trove really. You treasure your finishes.

Tricia T said...

You are doing wonderfully - finishing and framing all these! I think your box of shame is better termed "The Orphanage", since it is for projects that don't have a "forever home" yet. : ) ~ Tricia

Linda said...

I like "Box of Stitching Treasures". You did a fantastic job of framing them Rachel. The frames are perfect.


Heather said...

You box of fun! Lovely finishing on them I love gre dragon :)

Tina said...

So pretty, Rachel! You have beautiful choice in colors! I'm SUPER excited you're thinking of a new name for your finishes!!!!!! I love all the suggestions so far! I really like treasure trove....stitching chest. I also like box of delights, but Liz Almond comes to mind for some reason... so no. I'm sure you'll come up with something fun!

Justine said...

These are so so pretty in their frames. The mounts set off your lovely stitching perfectly. I love how you're using the two empty mounts for motivation too!

I like The Orphanage as the name for your unfinished finishes. Great suggestion from Tricia!

Annie said...

You have framed them beautifully! And of course you had to buy more than just one frame - anything else would have been silly lol!