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I love anything creative...I am a busy mom of three (+4 dogs, 1 bird, 1 bunny, and 1 sweet husband) who sometimes wishes I had more time/energy/talent to devote to just being creative!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Thanksgiving Comes Again.... a wee bit early

I finished my Prairie Schooler piece! Woohoo, yay me! I even messed a little bit with a classic. Can you tell what change I made on the design? The top corner was actually supposed to be a pumpkin in a bowl type thing. But I didn't really like it, and for a Thanksgiving piece I thought the tiny turkey in the lower right wasn't enough. So I checked and the turkey on the little 4-square design in this chart fit perfectly into the upper right box. I am happy with my decision to stitch it my way. I am not sold on the frame yet, it is a little too small, and while it doesn't cover any of the design it also leaves no room for a border around the stitching. I was so excited to find the frame though, guess where? Goodwill of course. The best part was it still was in the original packaging with the original sale tag from Aaron Brothers Framing listing the price as $18.99, and I got it for $3 bucks! I was a little tempted to take it back to Aaron Brothers to see if I could just return it and earn $15 dollars. But it was the exact color frame with the bits of gold and brown that I wanted for this piece. I am hoping it will grow on me.

17 comments:

Jennifer M. said...

Such a lovely Thanksgiving piece. It turned out fabulous. Great Job!

Jen

Mike said...

I love Thanksgiving and you! I know you too well, you'd never take the frame back to "earn" $15. You're too honest and know karma would bite you if you did. Looking forward to fall.

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Barb said...

Your PS Thanksgiving is just beautiful and I really like the turkey in the corner. What's thanksgiving without a nice big turkey?!

Mouse said...

ooooo very nice and I love how you have personalized it and that frame what a fantastic bargain .. I love it :)
love mouse xxxxx

Margit said...

Wonderful job!!! I also like the change that you have done! The turkey looks just perfect!

Ma Teakettle said...

I love your finish, and especially your changes, the turkey is perfect and makes it uniquely yours :) In fact, I think it may even look better than the original (but don't tell anyone I said that or I'll have to turn in my PS lover badge ;))
I do just adore the frame, the colors tie in perfectly with your floss/fabric and I think it looks beautiful.
Have a great day
Ma

Melinda said...

Love the Turkey up top. Your changes look awesome

Catherine said...

Love this piece and how you changed it to suit your tastes! Great deal on the frame!

Linda said...

Congrats on the finish. It turned out great. Makes me want to start it.

Linda

Parsley said...

LOVE IT! My fav time of year and I'm thinking it can't get here soon enough.

Great frame find!

Mindi said...

Great job on finding such a bargain with the frame, I love how the wood looks a bit rustic. The finish is fabulous, and you'll get to enjoy it for the whole season! I'm usually a month or 2 behind in finishing up my seasonal stitching.

Brigitte said...

Ohhhhh, a PS finish and it looks terrific. Like all the PS pieces. And I love the frame that you found for it. It's perfect.

Teresa said...

wow, strepitoso, io amo prairie schooler. bellissimo.
Teresa

Anne said...

What a stunning finish! I love PS and you picked an awesome frame for it! Such a warm and cozy design!

Minnie said...

I think the turkey is great, looks like it should have been there all along. Good job.

Valentina said...

Congrats of your finish, I think the turkey in the upper corner looks great!