6.27.2007

Grandmother Framed

I just wanted to share with you that I finally have Grandmother framed! I had to wait till I returned from the retreat as my Mom does look at my blog. And I didnt want to blow the surprise. :)

Its been a long struggle with getting it framed. And I'm SOOOO happy with the results. A refresher - I used Sassy's Hyacinth, my Mom chose GAST Hyacinth threads.. and I went at it.. LOL

First off, I had a hard time finding a frame that I liked. I don't do frame shops, and so I had to find the correct size frame for it. Luckily I found it at WalMart. Of course when I bought it was black - and it had mats inside for 3 - 4" X 6" pictures. So I bought some spray paint.. got it home.. totally the wrong purple I wanted. So two week I was at WalMart again - I found some craft paint and it was the PERFECT purple!! Had a heck of a time getting the paint to coat it right. It survived the trip down to my parents and the revealing of the gift to my Mom... no chippin yet (knock on wood).

When I first bought the frame it was still to big.. LOL So I used one of the mats, and I cut the dividers out, and thought.. man that is too white! The idea came upon me to send it to my sister's and have Natalie color all over it, with a purple crayon! So you can see she had her help in my Mom's Mother's Day present. :) First born daughter, and first born granddaughter :D So here is the end result.

My Mom really liked it! And Natalie helped me give it to her also. Yeah I know I'm late in getting her my Mother's Day present.. bad daughter!! I had my Dad's Father's Day gift too.. had it over a month now. :)



5 comments:

Aussie Stitcher said...

I can only imagine that your Mum absolutely loved it, it is gorgeous Kim, and such a wonderful idea to have Natalie draw on the mat.

Joanne

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT! You are very creative.
And I bet your little helper had fun.

Debbie R.

Meari said...

What a great idea, Kim! I love the fact that Natalie colored on the mat. Makes it so unique. :) It turned out wonderful.

Sally said...

What a beautiful finish Kim! I love the mat. What a great idea.

Terri M said...

I love this, Kim. I think the colored mat is perfect. Made my day!

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