Thursday, March 15

Desert Sunrise, Sunrise II, and Sunset (a kind of TBT)

I didn't get a chance to show off my finished Desert Sunrise, because I finished it and handed it off for framing at Nick's.  I did get her back, and the sister pieces!

I bought the three Desert pieces from Fireside Originals at Ginger's Needlework in Austin when I lived there in the late 90s.   I finished the first one in 2001 on the recommended Feather Blue(?) 18 ct aida.  Years later I decided I wanted to do them on evenweave because I don't like the look of aida when it shows in the piece.   The problem is that I couldn't find a perfect match with the Feather Blue aida, and because I don't have an LNS, I ended up having a lot of different 36ct blueish greys - I stick to the 36ct because I really wanted all three pieces to be the same size. 

Nick is (of course) a genius and came up with this stunning framing combo.  I didn't even realize that mat cores came in some of these colors.  All of the black mats have different colored cores, and he matched as well as he could, and I think they came out great.  The rough country wood look to the frame is just perfect.  Even the OtherHalf really liked them.

I can't wait to figure out a place to hang all three of these beauties.   Arizona is one of the places I'd be happy to move back to.

This is Desert Sunrise, by Fireside Originals; Finished in 2001



Desert Sunrise II; Finished 2017




And my very favorite, finished this year; and part of the Year of WIPs :)
Desert Sunset; Finished 2018




So those are my three beauties.  I think I know where I'm going to hang them, but I'm still cogitating on whether I think it's a prominent enough spot, because I'm super proud of these.

12 comments:

  1. Wow!!! Congratulations on finishing the 3rd one this year and you're right, that is superlative framing.

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    1. Thanks! And I'm so lucky that the framer is so awesome :)

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  2. Wow! Wow! and Wow! They all look great and the framing is perfect. They are going to be stunning on your wall

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    1. Thanks! And I do think they're among my favorites up right now ;)

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  3. Fabulous! The framing and mat colours really set off your stitching. I wonder if this is the longest gap between finishing parts of a series?

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    1. Thanks! And haha, it may be. I remember picking them up so very long ago!

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  4. They turned out perfect!

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    1. We need Nick to not retire ;)

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  5. Gorgeous pieces. The framing is perfect.

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  6. Wow, these are stunning - really great framing job too! I think they grey-ish colour is even better, than the light blue, why would the clouds be blue in a sunset scenario anyways?

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    1. Thanks! And I totally concur re: the grey! :)

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