Monday, September 22, 2008

The Governor's Palace


One of my many projects today was to frame this piece. I'm very happy with the way the frame looks with it. It's a dark charcoal grey, almost the exact color as the alphabet. The fabric has more gold in it than the photo shows. If you remember from a few posts ago, the linen was an off white color originally. Halfway through stitching it, I just wasn't "feeling" it, so I dyed it to give it more of a vintage look. I also changed it a bit from the way it was charted. It was supposed to have window panes and much lighter windows. I did one window, didn't like it, so in my version, it's night time and every one's asleep in the palace.

5 comments:

Glenna said...

It turned out great! I love your frame choice, and the windows totally work.

Stitcher S said...

It's so lovely, congratulations.

By the way, I feel very silly but I finally figured out that you have two blogs. I now have both blogs listed separately on my blogrolls, in my two categories of blogs. Geesh, I am rather dense. I don't know why I didn't get it before.

I feel like the light bulb finally came on. :) Take care.

Rowyn said...

I love it, it's gorgeous... and the frame is perfect.

Kathy said...

Wonderful finish, stitching and framing. The frame is perfect. You gave the design your own personal touch. That is great.

ivoryspring said...

What a lovely sampler - I am a big Colonial Williamsburg fan. Can you please tell me who had produced this pattern?