Last month was Colin's parents 50th Wedding Anniversary and as you are probably aware, I decided to stitch them something. The design I chose was Patricia Ann Designs 'Honeysuckle Courtyard'. I did change some of the colours to make it more golden.
As you can see from the photo above, it turned out beautifully with a few tweaks to it.
I then sent it off to Israel to Rachel (Passifloral) (with my heart in my mouth, it has to be said) to have it laced and a handpainted mount added. I gave Rachel a free rein with it, other than telling her it was a 50th wedding anniversary gift and what the design was called. She painted it in record time for me and had it back within 2 weeks. Rachel had asked if I wanted a sneak peek but I decided to wait until it arrived back home to see it in all its glory. Oh my word!!! It was worth the wait!!! LOOK!
So then, it was a case of finding somewhere that could make me a frame to fit and in a fairly quick time too! I found Picture Frames Express. They are utterly amazing! I ordered what I thought I wanted but did mention that I wasn't entirely sure about the measurements and if I had got it right. This lovely man (Mark), spent most of the morning emailing me - in all honesty he muct have been tearing his hair out at my dithering! He was brilliant!! Once that was all sorted and confirmed, the order was here within 2 days. The frame was absolutely perfect, good quality and just what I wanted. It was so well packaged that even Royal Mail couldn't have broken it. I honestly cannot recommend them highly enough and will definitely be using them next time I need a frame.
So once framed, it was sent off to its new home and I am happy to report was immediately (literally) put on the wall in pride of place where absolutely no-one is EVER going to be able to miss seeing it!