Jun 21, 2010

Lessons...

What do you think about this piece of artwork?

As fetching as it is (*cough, cough*), I decided to forgo it. Lesson here? Opt against a painting where it appears the girl has no behind and her fingers are mere nubs. "Leo" apparently has a thing for toddlers with long legs, lol.

Next Lessons:

ABC Lessons is FINISHED!


With a little paint, I transformed the frame above
and put my newest finish in it.
What do you think now??

Design: ABC Lessons
Designer: Lizzie Kate
Fabric: 28ct opalescent linen
Fibers: Crescent Colors, DMC
Started: Feb 2010
Finished: June 2010


Frame Detail


Cost of the artwork and frame: $1.99
Can of paint: $2.49
The look: Awesome!

59 comments:

Cyndi Harris ~ said...

Very nice job. I just love the sparkly fabby! I'm with you there on the art work...

Sadie said...

What a fab finish Meari! Love it, the frame id beautiful, perfect to show off your stitching. Congrats :-)

Berly said...

Awesome job on ABC! Congrats on the finish. Was that storm not just one of the worst? Thank God we were in the movie theater during the worst of it & never knew.

Anonymous said...

Oh Meari, I love it. I definitely have to do this one day. The fabric is beautiful too.

You've done a great job hunni.... well done x

Love n hugs, sarah

Kathy said...

Meari, it looks fantastic. I think the frame is perfect for it. And the piece is fabulous! Congrats on the finish.

Emily said...

Like the fabric you used for ABC lessons. Will have to do one of those at some point.

Anonymous said...

congratulations, Meari and I love your framing job as well.
Happy Dance the night away.

HUGS,
Dee in TN

Carolyn NC said...

It's gorgeous! Congratulations

Sue said...

You never cease to amaze me Meari! It is gorgeous!!!!! I knew you had gotten a good bargain on the frame....LOL............great job! Kudos to you!!

Hugs,
Sue

valerie said...

Congratulations on your finish! Love the framing too...great job!

Robin said...

Nice completion and great framing job. I love the price!! and you are making me eager to start the same LK that is in my stash! ....but first to keep my promise of finishing some WIP's.

Anonymous said...

Love your ABC Lesson and you did a great job framing it!

Mady

Debra said...

Amazing! Congrats on your finish and finishing.

Anne Sans Tete said...

great job, Meari!!!

- Lisa N.

Rachel S said...

Looks great! I would have never thought that was the same frame!

Mylene said...

A gorgeous finish. Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Your finish looks great in the frame. That is a freaky storm front!!

Karin in NV

shakatak66 said...

Your latest finish is gorgeous - and it looks awesome in that frame :)

Lynette said...

It looks amazing Meari and the frame is great! Congrats on the finish. I think I'd better get on with mine - only two rows done so far!

Anonymous said...

Great job. I love this one. I think Lynette is going to loan me her's when she is done.

Hugs,
donna

Vicky said...

fabulous finish!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on finishing your "ABC Lessons", it looks great!!!

Annette

Paisley said...

Well done, Meari! It looks great!

Anonymous said...

The ABC Lessons is awesome. How lucky you were able to find a frame and finish it yourself. Have a great time on the retreat!

Linda

omashee aka Barb said...

Stunning job on ABC! I want to stitch this one someday. Your frameing is perfect. Isn't it a wonder what a small can of paint can do? Anxious to see your next adventure.
P.S. I love your photography

Mary said...

ABC Lessons came out awesome. Great job on the framing!
Hugs!
Mary
P.S. those storm clouds looked mighty scary!

Donna said...

Wow oh wowwie! Congrats on finishing ABC's. It looks wonderful! And I would have never guessed that was the same frame. You did a wonderful job!

Blu said...

Congrats on finishing ABC Lessons.
Good job on finding and re-purposing that frame!

Mel said...

Love, love, love it!!!! :)
So glad you got it finished!
*happy dance for you*

But of course now I want to know... what's next?

Irene said...

Wonderful finish ! The frame looks great !

Pike said...

Looking great, both the stitching and the frame!

Carol R said...

A perfect frame for a perfect finish!

Moreen said...

Your abc stitching is lovely Meari - and your frame is the finishing touch! Congratulations .

Anonymous said...

Your piece turned out very pretty, great job!

Debbie

Carol said...

What a beautiful job you did on both the stitching and framing, Meari. So glad you gave the little old frame a new life :)

Anonymous said...

It looks great have to say! Congrats for it! If I only had time, would do so much more stitching, including this piece!

Niina

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

What a great finish! This one is definitely one that I need to do. If only my kids (teens) would learn all of these.... (one child in particular)

Terry said...

Great finish!! I didn't notice that the fabric you used has sparkles. Love it!!

Anonymous said...

Perfect! I like how you didn't use a mat either. I tend to prefer mats but there are some designs that just don't need it. This is a perfect example of a design that doesn't need one.

BTW, I like the button organizers, especially the test tubes. Very unique!!

PennyB

Katrien said...

ABC looks fantastic!

Shelley said...

First, congrats on the wonderful finish!!

Second, I love the what you did with the frame!!

Anonymous said...

Your ABC's is just beautiful! I admire your framing it looks fabulous, wish I was as creative as you. Are you keeping this one?

Sandy P.

Carolyn said...

Meari,
The picture is different. I like your description of it.

Abc Lessons is beautiful. The frame fits this perfectly. Congrats on your finish.

Sandy In Montana said...

Great job, Meari.

Take care ... Sandy

Anonymous said...

I love this piece by Lizzie Kate, I have seen so many work on this one and I think it is an amazing design to stitch!

Kay

Ranae said...

Wow! What a neat piece, it is fabulous.

♥ Sari ♥ said...

Congrats, it is very beautiful!!!

Meadows08 said...

Great finish! The frame is perfect!

Lillie said...

ABC looks great! Loved the job on the frame work. Well done!

Anonymous said...

Meari

its looks fantastic well done, must go and work on mine lol

love sally

Anonymous said...

Yay, Meari! Congrats on your ABC piece. Wonderful!

~Carmen

Vikki said...

Love what you did with the frame! I really need to get my butt in gear and get some of mine framed/finished.

Nancy M said...

I haven't decided if I need a mat with my piece like this that was gifted to me. I like your look and I wonder how you get premade frames that go so well. Most pictures don't look right because both sides aren't the same distance from the stitching!!!!

Sharon said...

Looks fantastic Meari!

Anonymous said...

Great finish, Meari! I love the frame finish, as well! And I have to agree....if that's art (the print by leo) then I've got a fabulous bunch of art to draw! LOL And I definitely do NOT draw well!

Robin

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your finish - it's really cool! And I love the fact that you did your own frame!!

And I love your buttons! Great containers for them as well. Now do you use them or just collect them?

PattyS

Anonymous said...

I'd be doing a happy dance too Meari :) Nice finish!

Marcy

Terri said...

Great finish and great find :) Love it :)

Faith... said...

Love it Meari!

As usual your work is gorgeous.