The top frame is the one that I paid 15 pence for.
I drew up this design. I would love to take credit for the vase of flowers...but...I saw a little doodle somewhere and drew it...I didn't trace it.
I sewed the stitchery onto weavers cloth and stitched it using one strand of DMC.
I then gave it a bath in tea. I just used one teabag. I then dried it in the microwave on 30 second intervals. I then used a paint brush and gave it random spots of coffee and microwaved it again.
Then I sanded the frame and painted it with black paint. I then gave it a coat of mod podge.
I think for a grand total of 15 pence it looks pretty good. If you want to print the drawing, it should be flat enough to trace.
On a personal note....I have been off my medication for depression for a couple of months and it hasn't gone well. I suffer depression and anxiety. It is an awful thing to have. A lot of people do not understand that you just can snap out of it. For what seems like a simple thing can feel like a real drama to me.
We as a family have been under enormous pressure with Pete studying. We have had to be quiet for the last 2 years while he has worked full time and studied for the time he has had off. We have two boys so that has been very stressful for us all. He has finally finished his exams and has done brilliantly. The CAA still haven't given him an answer to wether they will give him a reduction in the rules. It is so expensive to like in the UK and we really need Pete to get his licence so he can get his payrise. Please, if you have a few minutes spare, pray for him to be able to celebrate his efforts.
I was getting down because my things haven't been selling well....then I got a few bargains on ebay.. 46 fat quarters, they are civil war reproductions for $42 and a 40 piece jelly roll for $14.95 and then yesterday I won a 32 inch sq wall quilt in civil war fabrics for $12.99.....um.....I promise I won't whinge any more. Admittedly I have to pay for postage as well....but I still got bargains!!!
I have gone back on my medication now....so hopefully I will back to my cheery self again soon. And to the friends that I might have peed off....sorry. I am feeling very thinned skinned and I don't know if I have read more into what is written or not said.
Oh I feel like I have bared my soul...don't know if I like it or not....