I just heard that one of my exchange partners, Catherine - who agreed to do a Christmas Ornament personal exchange with me, received her ornament I made for her. This is an oldie but a goodie and I came up with a new way to finish it. Please let me introduce to you Catherine's Ornament:
"Peace Blackwork Angel"
Designed by: The Prairie Schooler
design taken from the 2003 Complimentary Card
For the finishing...
I wanted something beautiful, something new and different that I hadn't seen before, and I think that I achieved it. I laid in bed (yep, I fall to sleep at night dreaming up ideas of how to finish stuff - demented, I know) and figured it out in my head - the next morning after I got the kids to school I was putting my ideas to work. And what I dreamed and planned in my head, worked out perfectly on the finish! That isn't a "pre-fabricated" shaped board. Nope, it is mat board that I drew the scallops on, cut it out and then painted it black, sanded it, punched some holes into it, painted it a couple of more times, varnished it and then strung it with cording and mounted my stitched piece on it. Then I jazzed it up with tiny ball fringe around the piece and a gold bow to set it off. I hated to say goodbye to my little angel., but I hope that Catherine loved her as much as I did. Sometimes, I don't know if what I think is pretty, others think is pretty. But I do know that my little Angel will bring "Peace" to the home she graces. I'll whip one up for myself another time :)
is back to her normal self! Thank you for all your well wishes and inquiries. She was back to bossing us all around yesterday. After seven days of malaise I was sorta glad that she was back to her bossy self...well, for the first few hours of the day anyway... :)
Until next time my friends...
I'll be keeping my "hands to work and heart to God"!
Thank you for visiting with me!
Hugs and love,