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Friday, October 10, 2014

Theotokos

Hi friends! JoAnn recently had their best sale on for framing. So Brian and I took Theotokos in to the larger JoAnn store, a bit further away from our home, as that one has a framing department. Her finished size is a little larger than 17x20.
Brian and I agreed on this frame together. The framer said she would have picked it out herself also. :)
There is an olive color on the wood which matches the olive wool fantastically.
This is hanging in our front room. We got the museum glass. Across the room from it are windows. The sun does not really shine directly on it ever. Wow! It is just so wonderful. Brian is very, very pleased with his Christmas gift. ;) Funny thing is we picked it up the day before our 22nd wedding anniversary. He hung it on the actual day.

I will be back with my next small finish for the MMMM SAL. Then I should be done with another soon to show you too. :) Since I am not completing the finishing on these smalls this month, just getting them stitched up, it is going quicker!! I hope I do not pick up a bad habit of letting stitched pieces pile up!! I have NEVER been one to do that. I prefer to do the finishing right away, but a SAL challenge is a challenge. ;)
The garden is truly winding down. Here are a few last miniature roses. Brian gave me this plant earlier this year for Valentine's Day.
I have tried to cut a few of my beautiful pink dahlias for several days now. I cannot. These guys are always busy at work. Or hiding in them at all times of day.
I thanked God for you today!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie


40 comments:

Irmeli said...

Congratulations Vickie, This is absolutely wonderful work and frames are excellent for it.
Lovely flowers too!


Annie said...
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Annie said...

Beautiful stitching and you really picked the perfect frame. Joann's did a great job on this and what great timing for your anniversary.

Mii Stitch said...

Congratulations on the most beautiful finish!! Hours of hard work but it does look the part in this stunning frame. Well done :)

Giovanna said...

Oh my, what a PERFECT! frame - excellent choice, congratulations.

Maggee said...

Oh my--it is absolutely gorgeous! Great choice for the project! It is a 'front room' piece! Congrats! Hugs!

Kissy said...

I couldn't think up a more perfect frame for it!!
A few weeks ago I walked through a field of yellow blooming weeds to pick a big bouquet of them. It was so difficult to pick some because there were bees all around those which were still in full bloom and I felt like I would steal their food ;-)

Brenda A said...

That looks stunning!

Margaret said...

The frame is absolutely perfect! Oh my gosh, so stunning! Congratulations, and happy anniversary too!

Varla Lee said...

Wow dear friend...beautiful is a poor word for say how awesome is your wondy job!! Well done!

Marie Christine said...

Un amour de blog,une promenade bien charmante.
Je reviens avec plaisir afin de profiter et de pouvoir admirer tous ces ouvrages.
A bientôt.
Amicalement
MC

Emma/Itzy said...

Theotokos looks amazing! You must be very proud :)

gracie said...

Wonderful frame choice....the stitching is beautiful.....

Angela P said...

Your framing choice is perfect, it's gorgeous :)

Cindy's Stitching said...

It looks awesome.

cucki said...

Wow so pretty x

Trace4J said...

I agree. Just perfect and so beautiful!
Woolie Joy

rosey175 said...

Wow, that frame really suits it and the framer did an excellent job! :D

Krista said...

An absolute perfect frame for your stitching! Congrats! Must be so nice to have it hanging up.

Lulu said...

The frame you chose really enhances all of your beautiful stitching on this piece. Well done!

Beth said...

Oh Vickie that is the PERFECT frame. You must be so pleased. I am glad you are sharing your dahlias with the bees.

Michelle said...

Stunning work my friend xx

Barbara said...

Vickie that frame was meant for that beautiful design. Stunning! And I envy you all your beautiful flowers. I have a brown thumb and it shows around my house.
Blessings

Melody said...

What a beautiful stitched finish, framed perfectly. Great choice on the frame!

Anne said...

Beautiful frame for the Theotokis Vickie! It's perfect and I think spending the extra on museum glass is important, especially for an icon. Maybe you need to get it blessed? Anyways, I love your dahlias and those old poodle photos you are finding are so charming! Hugs and prayers!

Kaisievic said...

Theotokis is now an absolute heirloom, Vickie. Perfect frame for it. Happy anniversary and your flower pics are so pretty.

Lesley said...

Theotokis looks wonderful Vickie.

Julie said...

Perfect frame, it's fabulous.

Minnie said...

Vickie you have totally created a masterpiece and the framing is perfect.
Seems you have been very busy.

Carol said...

In one word--STUNNING!!!!! Really, Vickie, you couldn't have found a more perfect frame--what a wonderful focal point this will be for your living room...

Lumiruusu said...

This ione is definetely one of the most beautifull stitched piece i have seen for long time. The framing is perfect!1 All the flowers are super pretty especially the color of the roses :) I am praying for You too!:)

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Your framed finish is perfection - great choice to set off a beautiful design. Museum glass is worth the extra cost for special pieces of work.

Melanie said...

It's stunner for sure. Just beautiful. Happy anniversary! :)

Chris said...

Oh Vickie! That is a perfect frame for that gorgeous finish. You must smile every time you look at it! Gorgeous!

Andrea said...

Wow! That must be such a statement on the wall, a beautiful frame.

Diann said...

Beautiful work. It must have taken ages. The frame complements it well.

Annette-California said...

Oh Vickie!!! The framing is gorgeous - WOOOOOW!!! Absolutely perfect. Looks like it should be in a museum! What a incredible piece of art you created.
Congratulations my friend and Happy Anniversary to you both! love Annette

Sally said...

Oh wow that looks stunning Vickie. The frame is perfect :)

Brigitte said...

Wow, Vickie! This is looking gorgeous. Isn't it fantastic when you find a frame that brings out all the details and the colours of your stitched piece so beautifully?

moreofhim said...

How beautiful! That truly is a work of art! Happy Anniversary, too! Beautiful flowers and I love seeing the pictures of them.

Blessings - Julie