Sunday, November 23, 2008

Arrival

My parents have arrived without incident. We had dinner with them last night. And they brought me this, which you may remember I had left up in Maine in August for framing.


Shepherd's Bush
Toy Gatherer (kit)
began: 1995
completed: 8/24/2008


As for the framing, I can't take any credit. All props go to Cindy, the family framer (at Casual Cat). She chose the mats and the frame. Funny how she came up with the same two colors as the schmancy Jill Rensel mats, but placed the green on the outside. I like this much better. I usually think simple is better.

Love the frame too. Love it!



I think this is the first BAP I've ever kept for myself. Framed. Ready to make its debut in the gallery--where it will remain year round.

15 comments:

Redwitch said...

Toy Gatherer looks great! Congrats on a great finish :)

Colours are lovely in this piece.

Nic said...

It looks great! I'm with you on the 'simple is best' - the star of the piece should be the stitching, not the mount, especially on BAPs!

Rachel said...

Toy Gatherer looks fantastic!

Margie said...

I love it! All three gatherers are on my list to complete... someday :-)

zoomcity said...

Very pretty. Someday, I'll finish mine. I have about fifteen stitches in so far.

Lelia said...

Oh, how beautiful : )

Alison said...

TG looks faaabulous! Great work. :)

Yuko said...

Toy Gatherar is looking so great!!!
And what a beautiful mat and frame!
Enjoy your time with your parents!

Barbeeque4 said...

TG and the piece for your mother just just stupendous!!!! What a great job on both pieces!

Coni said...

This. Is. Fabulous. And, how wonderful that you will actually get to enjoy it rather than send it away!?

Michelle said...

Amazing! The framing and matting are perfect. You must be so proud!

Michelle said...

P.S. - pic of the Mermaid in my blog...

Carolyn NC said...

This is gorgeous! Great work and definitely something to be proud of!

staci said...

It's gorgeous Anna! And the mats and framing are absolutely perfect!

Megan said...

Looks wonderful - perfect mats and framing. Where will you hang it?