Sunday, 20 July 2008

Freestanding Firesscreen

Well, the boys are back sometime today, but I am unsure as to time. It's going to be a "make the most of the time left" day.

First up this morning was to complete the firescreen. It had dried overnight so I was able to restretch it over the backing board. I thought I would give you a close up of some of the flowers before it was reframed.




I love the style of Jacobean stitching and I think I have a pattern for a bell pull that matches this. I think I will have to do some searching to see if I can find it.

The restretched stitching was now ready to put back into the repaired firescreen frame.

As you can see, it can now stand on it's own two feet. Sat on the opposite side of the room looking at it, it seems bigger now, it's standing proud. It just feels like a newly finished piece, definitely well worth the effort of taking it out and fixing. A very satisfying day's work. I wonder if the boys will notice the difference?

Hopefully, later on today, I shall have some good progress to show on the cross stitch. I am hoping the boys will be back after the grand prix so I can enjoy watching it whilst I'm stitching.

9 comments:

Ginnie said...

You did a fab job on that!! Looks lovely

Karan said...

Your firescreen looks fantastic - so worth the effort of fixing. I love the look of Jacobean designs too. :0)

zetor said...

Lovely work. I like the chosen colours.

Maggie R said...

Oh My!!!!Your work is amazing. The needle arts like this is not one of my things, but my Mother was.
Thanks fot the opportunity to see this.
xoxo
((((hugs))))
Maggie

alarttex said...

Your work is beautiful!!Many thanks by sharing!!

Maria del Valle

karen said...

this is lovely work. Sorry I haven't 'visited' for a while, I have been so busy. Thanks for the comment, much appreciated. I am thinking I may not do anything too fancy on the seams as the work is busy anyway, what do you think?

knitgirl2008 said...

wowsh. prettyish. :) i'd NEVER EVER have the patience to make that kind of a project. good job.

Cheryl said...

Wow...I've always wanted to do a firescreen, and I love the Jacobean pattern and colors on yours. Outstanding!

Cycling Knitter said...

that is absolutely gorgeous i have always wanted a firescreen!1
Angie