Friday, 29 May 2015

Passifloral and fantastic framers

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!

27 comments:

Heather said...

A hand painted mount is such a good idea it looks great!

Mii Stitch said...

Wow, this is fabulous! What a lovely gift!!

Thoeria said...

What a fabulous gift! The mount and frame really adds to the stitching :)

Rhona said...

Oh my goodness....that's absolutely gorgeous! What a perfect gift.

Shelly said...

Such a great gift and beautiful too!

CalamityJr said...

Soooo beautiful. I know they must be thrilled. (and it didn't need the charm at all, so I don't feel bad about not finding one for you... )

Marlene jones said...

Stunning stitch and a perfect finish for it.

Linda said...

Congrats on the absolutely stunning finish Sharon. Its beautiful.

Linda

Sheila said...

Absolutely gorgeous and a special gift!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Oh wow, the sampler looks amazing and the mount is just perfect for it. I can see why it went straight up on the wall.

gominam said...
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gominam said...

That is stunning! A gift like that really needs to be displayed and appreciated:)

rosey175 said...

Ooo so nice when the frame and mount comes together so perfect! :D It's the perfect gift!

Lesley said...

That is a beautifu gift,how lovely to be able to see it every day

Happiness is Stitching said...

gorgeous finish, I love it

Christine said...

That is absolutely stunning

Annie said...

Wow, your in-laws are soo lucky to receive such a beautiful gift! Well done!

Meari said...

Wow! It's beautiful.

cucki said...

wow its so pretty xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Susan said...

WOW! That is beautiful. The mount is perfect and you did a wonderful job picking the frame.

Justine said...

How gorgeous is this! The handpainted mount and frame just set off your beautiful stitching perfectly. I'm not surprised they were thrilled with it.

Brigitte said...

Wow! What a wonderful gift for the 50th anniversary. You couldn't have chosen anything better. It's perfectly stitched, has a perfect mat and frame, gorgeous!

Katie said...

Gorgeous!!!

Miamina said...

Gorgeous stitching, definitely a gift to be cherished! Rachel's mount really sets off the lovely design!

gracie said...

Beautiful! What a treasure....

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

It's beautiful. I'm not surprised it has pride of place.

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

Wow that is a absolutely amazing