Saturday, October 18, 2008

A Piece of Heritage

I've had this stashed away in my "To Do Basket" as an idea for a crazy quilt gift for my Mother-In-Law. It is her only photo of her mother (the woman sitting) who died when she was born. So this photo is very special to her. I've been wanting to do this project for some time and today I got the motivation to do it! I will not use the glass in the final project just the frame.
Here is the pieced project! I used colors of gold and I want it to have an old fashioned feel to it. The lace at the top is antique that Jill gave to me! I think it adds to the feel of it!
I also used a print and put the words "the greatest of these is love" in just the right spot! The silkie was made from the old photo that I fixed in Photo Shop since it had a big crack in it before and then Pat Winter made it into the silkie for me!

8 comments:

TattingChic said...

That is so precious! What a treasure! Your Mother-in-law is going to love it! I cannot wait to see the finished project once you've embellished it with your gifted needle! This is a gift of the heart.

Wendy said...

This already is looking so elegant and beautiful!!! I am sure that she will love it.
Wendy

Miss 376 said...

This is a beautiful project, she will love it, I am sure

Bonnie said...

This is beautiful! And what a sweet idea. I'm sure your M-i-L will love it! Thank you for sharing.

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Melissa, your ideas are so inspirational! I'm sure this will be fabulous when it's finished... it's already beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Melissa, I love what you are doing with this. Can"t wait to see the finished piece. What an awesome tribute. Debbie (Maine)

yarnplayer said...

Wow, what a wonderful idea! This is a lovely way to really dress up vintage photos so that they become focal points in a room. Here's yet another great idea that I must add to my "to-do" list (which keeps getting longer, LOL)

I'm sure your gift will be deeply treasured.

Idyllic Dreams said...

I am so not a crafty person of this caliber, but it always inspires me to see such beautiful creativity :)

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