Friday, April 17, 2009

A Piece of Heritage: Finished

I've finally finished it! If you are curious about the journey you can look back in my blog. Here is a link: A Piece of Heritage
Here is a nice close up for you. Click on any of the photos to see them larger.
I added a gold/pearl button to the top button cluster because I felt I need to add that gold color up there too.
Then I finished off the floral motif by adding seed beads the the center of the spiderweb roses and added sweetheart roses in a sepia type color. I think that finishes it of nicely!
I put it in the frame but not with the glass because it is not a shadow-boxed type of frame.
Now it's all ready to give to my Mother-In-Law!

13 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Beautiful! The frame shows your work off to perfection!

Cathy K said...

Melissa, it has been a joy watching this piece come together. Your MIL will love it. The care and love you put into it, along with the beautiful laces, buttons and stitching make this more than an heirloom - it's a work of art. I want to "borrow" your great idea and use it to stitch a tribute to my Grandmother Rose, who died in 1925 giving birth to my father. I have the perfect sepia picture of her to make into a silkie! Thanks for your inspiration! Hugs, Cathy

TattingChic said...

Melissa this is a beautiful treasure! Your Mother In Law is very lucky to have you for a Daughter In Law. You've done such lovely work. Wow, it's so lovely!

Miss 376 said...

This is so beautiful and the frame is perfect. Your mother in law will be overwhelmed with this

Thelma said...

So beautiful Melissa!! Your MIL will be so pleased to have such a treasure. Awesome work!

Ruby said...

Melissa, I second all these compliments. Just lovely, not only the frame, stitching but the thought behind the gift. I found a shadowbox type frame at the thrift store. It is not as pretty as yours but.....
I'll have to give it some thought as to who to commemorate for who. Thanks for the inspiration. Someone said the greatest compliment is imitation. Ruby

Judy S. said...

How pretty! I love the frame, Melissa, and it's a perfect complement to the wonderful stitching. Your MIL will love it!

Maureen said...

It is beautiful !!, looks like you have given a lot of us inspiration for a new project.

Wendy said...

Such a fantastic work of art!!! She is going to love it so much. Let me what her reaction to it is.
Big Hugs,
Wendy

Kissy-Cross said...

It's beautiful Melissa!
I love the little buttons along the picture, the fabric with words above, and your ribbon embroidery is lovely as always.
Kirsten

Bonnie said...

Wow, what a beautiful piece of artwork, Melissa. I'm sure your Mother-in-Law loves it.

Jackie said...

This is beautiful! It's so "vintage" looking, and the frame sets it off perfect. What a precious keepsake for your mother-in-law!
Jackie

Jill said...

Wow Melissa I love it!!!!! Your MIL is going to be sooo thrilled with this masterpiece. What a beautiful work of art you did here. The piece of vintage tablecloth is a perfect fit. If you run low and need another piece just let me know, I still have plenty!
Love in Jesus,
Jill