Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Waiting for Ships Happy Dance!


I finished the beading at 9:30pm, the framing at 11:30p and turned into the fair for entry today at 12:30p (on my lunch hour). I just managed to finish her. I'm not totally happy with the frame she is in, but since there was no time for a professional framing job, I had to find a ready-made frame to put her in and this was the best I could do in this size (10 x 16). I actually ended up taking apart a framed print that I bought in this frame and using that as the frame. Even though I wasn't really interested in the print, the $20 I paid for this was way cheaper than a professional framing job. I might have to change out the frame someday though - I really wanted a dark frame to match her hair - we'll see.
So the fair judging is on Friday and Saturday I'm going to my first ever get-together! I'm really looking forward to both - I need some stitching boost now since stitching only on that mermaid for so long sort of sucked out my stitching mojo. Those two things will be just what I need to get it back!

13 comments:

Kathy said...

Wow Jenn. congrats on the finish. The frame is very nice. Good luck at the fair. I see first place ribbons in your future

cathymk said...

Jenn she is stunning!! Congratulations on finishing her in time for the fair! Best of luck with the judges!

Cindy said...

Congratulations on your finish!

I have purchased framed prints before just for the frame, and it really does work well when you really don't want to spring for the professional framing or don't have the time to do so.

Best of luck in the fair :)

Marjean said...

She is beautiful Jenny! I need to learn how to do framing like that.

ollie1976 said...

Congrats on the finish.
-Jen

Little Grey Cat said...

She's beautiful Jenn. Congratulations and I hope you do well at the fair.

Ranae said...

Congrats! on the beautiful finish!

Michelle said...

She's gorgeous! Congratulations!

Jill in CA said...

Congratulations on your finish!!! Can't wait to hear how the fair judging goes.

Erin said...

Oh, I don't know, that is almost exactly the kind of frame I would have chosen. She looks beautiful! Best of luck!!

Jamie said...

This is a spectacular finish. Good luck. Thanks so much for your support and kind words. They mean so much to me.

Aussie Stitcher said...

Congratulations on your finish, she looks wonderful. Good luck with the judging.

Joanne

Susan said...

Congratulations on the first place!!!

It was so nice to meet you yesterday - we definitely need to do it more often!