I had to reconstruct this post as the pictures decided to disappear…so not sure I have them in the same original order. But they’re there!
Believe it or not, I really do finish many a project! This was one of several from last year and also was a class at the Dallas Market last year.
A smaller version of the wildly popular Tibetian Prince by Amanda Lawford. This one is 5″ x 5″ and a very doable size. Wow this is making me think that I would love to do the larger sized canvas, one of these days! well I can dream, can’t I?
I totally forgot that when I got this canvas at The January Market, that it was destined to go into the magazine! What magazine you ask? well Needlepoint Now of course…is there any other needlepoint magazine?
It was a very enjoyable stitch with absolutely very little reverse stitching on a stitch painted canvas with silks and beads. Okay, what’s not to love?
well here it is! and the current March/April issue should be arriving in your mailboxes now…
Let me go back to getting this ready for the magazine and take you on my framing adventure!
Off to the framers I went. I found this frame and mat right away that I thought was just absolutely perfect! So being that it was going in the magazine, why not text Elizabeth and see if she would give it the thumbs up?!
Oh no, no she says “the mat needs to be more taupey”…not sure if that’s a word?
Thank you to On The Wall Gallery in Santa Ana, CA who showed the upmost patience as the texts flew back and forth between Elizabeth and I …as we tried this or that and that or this.
On the Wall Gallery uses a computer program that extends the mat and the frame totally around your piece so you can really see what your finished piece looks like. These were the 3 combinations that we liked and were placed side by side. When I saw them together like this, I realized that Elizabeth was right and the taupe was the way to go!
So the magazine is in the mail and I have my framed piece back. Yes I get to keep this one! The only thing left to do is find just the purr~fect spot to hang it.
Wow that was easy! as I found a little spot for it right away.