May WIPocalypse and Framed Chinese Garden

Since I'm only working on Butterfly Lace Mandala, that's the only stitchy pic I have to show. Got more of the leaves in and I wish I could get the Treasure Braids to sparkle in the picture as they do in real life, so you guys can see how blingy this piece is.



We also got Chinese Garden back from the framers. We did a triple matting on it, with the two outer mat layers raised about 1/4 inch off the inner mat so it creates a 3-D depth effect. It's hard to see in the picture, but there are bronze flakes in on the frame that is the opposite effect of the top layer mat.


Comments

valerie said…
Butterfly Lace is looking lovely...this wasn't on my radar at all but I'm enjoying your progress reports. The framing for CGM is amazing! Love the bronze flecks in the moulding!
Michele said…
Very very pretty Joyce.
Bridge said…
What a spectacular finish! You should be very proud. Butterfly is coming along very nicely.
Karen said…
Love the framed Chinese Garden. Where are you going to hang that (my house, perhaps). Also love Butterfly Garden
Bea said…
Excellent framing on Chinese Garden - you chose great colours. I'm enjoying watching your progress on Butterfly Lace. It's beautiful.
Jennifer M. said…
Lovely progress! I keep finding myself on the European Cross Stitch site just staring at the all of the pretty charts Martina has designed. Of course the kits I really want are in the $200 range!
Faith... said…
They both look amazing!
Veronica said…
Beautiful frame, Joyce. Your framers did a great job. So where do you have Chinese Garden displayed? I'd love a pic of the whole wall ^.^

Lovely progress on Butterfly Lace. WTB close up pics too. Hehehe...

Hugs,
Veronica.
mdgtjulie said…
Your progress looks lovely, Joysze. And the framed piece looks great (except for the brown, ick, lol). Great job.
Sarah said…
Chinese garden looks AMAZING, what wonderful framing!! Butterfly garden looks like it's progressing well too :)
weustygirl said…
Butterfly is looking lovely. And I love love love your framing on your finished piece, gorgeous
Thank you for the amazing eye candy (both your WIP and framed piece)!!
Ewa said…
SQUEAL! So beautiful! I blew up Butterfly Lace and I can totally see the sparklies on my screen! Probably not as breathtaking as in person but it looks awesome, nonetheless! The framing on Chinese Garden is absolutely amazing - great choice!
The matting is great, yeah it went from frame to frame so quickly! The maiden
Lesleyanne said…
Butterfly is looking great. Your framed piece is stunning.
CGM looks absolutely stunning - that frame and mat choice is outstanding!!!! Butterfly Lace is looking amazing too of course, can't wait to see the butterflies!
Ineke said…
Your framed Chineese Garden is gorgeous!
Great progress on Butterfly Lace.
Yvon (jioya) said…
The CGM is looking great, i thought that was the secret in the last post.
You can see a tiny bit off the frame left of your TV set.

Butterfly Lace is also very special.

Hugs Yvon.
Pauline said…
that is a beautiful frame!
Lija said…
Thank you for all your lovely comments last month.

Your work looks amazing! The Chinese Garden is very well framed indeed. Although one can't see bronze flakes, the depth is definitely noticeable. And I do love the colours in your current stitching progress. Good look for next month!
Giovanna said…
Oh my, they're both stunning - well done!
Esther said…
Oh!!!! Thats real gorgeous Joyce!!! A real beauty in your home!
Milly said…
Hello

Butterfly Lace is looking beautiful!

I love your framed Chinese mandala, the frame you chose looks great.
Gizzimomo said…
They are both beautiful!!
Melissa said…
I think I can see some of the sparkly. Either way it still looks gorgeous.

Chinese Garden looks stunning framed. Great job!!
Krista said…
Really beautiful. Such gorgeous colors and perfect framing job!
Heli said…
Oh, the framed CGM is breathtaking! The framing is so perfect for it, and the stitching is so beautiful with all the different beads, crystals, threads and colours, stunning scenery, and all the love and care you've put into the stitches. I love it! ♥

Butterfly Lace is beautiful too. :)
dulcinella said…
your finished piece is absolutely stunning! I love the framing. You must be so happy with it! I love the chinese garden too. A lot of work, but well worth the effort.
Carla said…
Love seeing your progress on Butterfly Lace!
Chinese Garden looks spectacular!
Mouse said…
*sigh just perfect in every way ..lol
and well done on the stitching front too .... love those swirls of leaves :) love mouse xxxx
Linda said…
Your Chinese Gardern is gorgeous. The mats and frame are perfect. Butterfly is looking good.

Linda
tiffstitch said…
Wow! CGM looks fantastic framed! And nice work on Butterfly Garden, it's such a nice piece.
Anne said…
JOYCEEE!! Wow! CG is just, well, just so gorgeous in that 3D frame!!! The mats you picked out are perfect! They sure did a fabulous job putting it together....protecting all that bling!!! BG is looking great too...I blew it up to take a closer look at the sparkles!! Can't wait to see more!!!

HMBW!!!!!!!!!!
demeter83 said…
Wow, all looks absolutely stunning chick, congrats!
♥ Nia said…
Butterfly Lace might be my favorie mandala :) Those colors look so gorgeous!! :D
♥ Nia said…
And your new frame looks amazing!! :D
lesli said…
Holy Moley! (is that how you spell moley?) ....Chinese Garden is so gorgeous...I mean..amazingly gorgeous! How can you get any stitching done...I'd just sit and stare at this finished one all day!
Sara said…
Your framed mandala is gorgeous, your choice of mats and frame were perfect!
Karen said…
Butterfly Lace is looking wonderful! And WOW on your framed masterpiece! LOVE the deep matting - great idea! As wonderful as it looks in a photo, I can only imagine how much better it actually is in person :)
Lelia said…
Beautiful needlework! Wow - the CG is stunning in mat+frame. congrats
Wow, the frame is just made for the Mandala =)
Breathtaking!
Dani - tkdchick said…
Your Chinese garden is amazing!!!!!!!
Susan said…
Butterfly Lace is looking great! It is so hard to get the sparkles to show up in photos! Chinese Garden blows me away. The frame and mats are perfect and set your stitching off perfectly. If you ever get tired of it, I have some available wall space...
Novia said…
Butterfly Lace is GORGEOUS!!!!
I like the framing of Chines Garden. Undertone, done to earth, very nice soft colors combi. Very well done!!!
Barbi said…
OMG! It's gorgeous!
Stitching Noni said…
Butterfly Lace is gorgeous. The colours are just so pretty. I love how you framed Chinese Garden - looks great. The framers did a great job.
Mangogirl said…
gorgeous stitching :) it is so stunning!
Ann said…
I can only say that the framing has been done in an excellent way! It really adds to the piece!
You must be feeling like a proud mom - aren't you!?

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