Feb 22, 2012

Le Jardin Pourpre in Aubergine

When I picked up this artwork at the thrift store for $3.99, the clerk gushed on and on about how cute it was. I tried to tell her I was buying it for the frame, and she asked: "But, isn't this cute?" Uh, yeah if I lived on a ranch... it'd be perfect.

I decided to go with Aubergine for the frame. It really brings out the dark purple stitches in Purple Garden.

I was getting peturbed at the Logan point driver. This is the only the third time I've used it. The first two times, it worked just fine. This time it wouldn't shoot the points consistently, and they kept getting jammed. After spending an hour trying to get the thing to work, I looked online for help. According to some reviews, I found out this is a known problem. I've contacted Logan and they are sending me a replacement (I have to send my faulty one to them at their cost). It should be here by the end of this week. I'll reserve my opinion of the product until after I use the replacement a few times.

Despite my framing "issues", I am really pleased with the final result:


Le Jardin Pourpre (Purple Garden)
Designer: Angie SB, from Argentina
Fabric: 28ct Charles Craft Dusty Rose Monoco
Fibers: DMC
Started: Oct 5, 2011 ~ Finished Dec 9, 2011
Size 14 x 17"
Framed: February 19, 2012


As I mentioned in a previous post, I plan on hanging Purple Garden in my bedroom. Out of all the rooms in my house, I think it fits with the decor best in that room.

25 comments:

Sue said...

Another gorgeous finish! You are on a roll; smokin' needles gal!

Shelley said...

This is so pretty!! I think it will look wonderful in your bedroom. It is so delicate and dainty. Congrats on the framing. I wish I had your talent and ingenuity.

OctoberLace said...

What nice finishes and framing! Theresa

Katie said...

Fantastic job on the framing. I wish I could frame my own stuff. I just can't get it centered correctly or pulled tight enough.

ChrisG said...

Yes, I like the Aubergine for this as well. Great job.

Akila said...

The frame is just perfect for Purple garden. This would be perfect for your bedroom decor as you said. Simply love your bed cover. So elegant :)

Scooty said...

Purple Garden came out gorgeous. It is perfect for your bedroom colors. Glad you went with the aubergine frame - it really works. Judi in Phx

Marcy said...

Your frame job looks great. And the geisha is absolutely gorgeous.

Denise SA said...

Blossom splendor is wonderful and I am sure she will look good framed. Purple garden will go nicely with the colours in your bedroom. Congratulations on both finishes.

Lynette said...

Blossom Splendour - congrats on a beautiful finish Meari.

Purple Garden - you did a great job with the framing!

Vicky L said...

Beautiful framing. It will go perfect in your bedroom. Congratulations!

Kay said...

Another amazing finish!

cucki said...

aww another sweet finish..
hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Blossom Splendor is GORGEOUS!!!! I also love the framing job you did with Purple Garden. It is just stunning. Good luck with the new point driver. By the way, how do you do the backs of your stitched pieces when framing them? Do you use the lace method? Or do you do something else? Just curious.
Betty in AZ (ILCS)

Berly said...

It came out beautifully!! Great job!

Anonymous said...

Your picture matches the decor of your bedroom and it is another beautiful finish.

Marl

Veronica said...

Beautiful framing and I think it's perfect for your bedroom. Love the embroidered trees on your sheets and pillows :)

Hugs,
Veronica.

Sparkles 'n' Stitching said...

Ooooh Blosson Spendor looks fab, cant wait to see her framed. HUGE congrats on a fantastic finish

Mary Ivancicts said...

That would look beautiful in there ! Perfect match!

Blu said...

Gorgeous framing! I'm always amazing at what an eye for you have for picking the perfect frame/colour!

Your bed looks like something out of a snazzy magazine! Gorgeous.

Nancy M said...

Glad you picked that color, I liked it the best and will definitely look good in your bedroom!

Anne said...

It's gorgeous! And it matches perfectly!! What a lovely comforter you have and those pillows are lovely!

Daffycat said...

Beautiful frame. This finish goes perfectly in your room, well done!

The ducks/geese are cute but not THAT cute. Gee!

Sarah said...

Beautiful frame for a gorgeous finish!

glenda said...

ok, so my vote was WAAAAY too late :)

It turned out so well, perfect colors for your bedroom. Congratulations!