March 04, 2008

on the brighter side

Last week actually got worse, if you can believe it! But I just refuse to write about it here because despite what happened, we're just counting our blessings and taking it all in stride. My headache and dizziness turned out to be an inner ear infection and after a few days on some medication, I'm much better now. We made it through the funeral alright, a lot of driving but it was a nice day, weather wise, so it was alright. My DH saw a lot of family members he hadn't seen in over 20 years, so that was a good thing for him.

And last week I picked up my June Morning from the framer. I love the frame but am kinda put off by how much "whiteness" you can see under the black linen.



So I'm considering taking it back in to be remounted and asking that some dark fabric be placed under it before it's pinned onto the board.







What do you think?

17 comments:

Jackie said...

I think it's wonderful and I know just the place to hang it. hehe :-)

Seriously . . . I like it.

xoxo

Sandra said...

I always use a similar toned board to my fabric, so you could always ask if they have some black board they could use. Great to see it framed though.

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Kristen said...

Oh it is just beautiful! I know that they have the ability to use a darker board when they are mounting it. I used to work in a frame shop and we did have requests for that often! That being said, I just love it!

Nancy said...

WOW Andrea! June Morning is gorgeous framed, and I love the frame too! My framer uses a dark mat board whenever the fabric is dark - maybe you could suggest that?

I'm so glad you are feeling better!

loismunger said...

It's beautiful but if something about is bothering you I think you should take it back and have them fix it.

I'm glad your are feeling better!

Teejay said...

I might have said it before when you showed progress on this piece but this one makes me go "oooooo", I love the contrast of the colors and the boldness of it. Gorgeous!

As far as getting it fixed; if you're not satisfied, absolutely, take it back to the framer and have them fix it. You will be looking at this piece for many years is my guess, you should be completely satisfied with it, especially with how much it costs to have things professionally framed.

Pam said...

Andrea, glad that you are feeling better and that the whole funeral thing is behind you. As usual, your stitching is GORGEOUS! But if the whiteness showing through bothers you, you should definitely take it back and have it redone. For as much as I'm sure it cost to have it framed, you should be 100% satified...JMHO :-)

Katrina said...

I would take it back too, I have one piece finished on black linen and I had them use black acid free mat board for it. It makes a big difference. Gorgeous piece, I got mine out after seeing yours :-).

I am sorry you had such a bad week last week. Glad you are feeling better though. Lots of good thoughts and prayers.

Chrissie said...

Your June Morning is just beautiful but I have to say if the white was showing through it would really bother me too. I would have to have it changed and it is such a pity your framer didn't offer you that advice before framing it. Glad you are feeling better :)

Laurie in Iowa said...

I love your June Morning... your framer should have used a black mounting board, if you're not happy with the way the piece has been framed/mounted... take it back ASAP.

Most framers want a happy customer and it shouldn't be a problem to get this taken care of to your satisfaction.

Siobhan said...

Andrea, omg, that is stunning!! That frame is PERFECT for your June Morning!! So, so pretty. I, personally, think that it looks fine & I don't notice white showing through. That said, if it bugs you, I'd go back and have them use a black board--which they should have done automatically. I found a smudge of something on the underside of the glass on one of my Mirabilias a year after I got it back, and now whenever I look at that piece, my eye searches for the smudge. I wish I'd taken it back because even though nobody else sees the smudge, *I* know it is there. Plus, framing isn't cheap, you should be happy.

That said, what a stunning piece and frame! YGG!!

I hope things get better, gf. Big hugs & lots of prayers always!

Itching To Stitch said...

Great piece, the frame is perfect for it ;)

monique said...

It's beautiful! There is a black AF foamcore available for use on things like this. When I was doing framing, I used it quite a bit-especially on newspapers because it keeps the words from the other side showing through. IMO, any good picture framer should have suggested this to you. Take it back and ask :)

Tricia said...

Hi Chickie ~ I'm a little late coming in with my opinion, but your stitching is exquisite and the framing is suppose to compliment the piece, not distract the eye with what's going on in back! Take it back just like everyone else said so it won't be screaming at you when you're lieing awake at night thinking about it. Glad you're back - you were so very missed!!

Michelle said...

Glad your dizziness, etc. is beginning to mend. Your piece is gorgeous, but if it bothers you now, it always will. I would suggest taking it back for remounting. I am famous for things like that bothering me - so I feel for you!

Teresa said...

I like it as is. The white blending in the fabric goes with the white blending with the frame. It is your work have it done the way you feel best. I love it either way. Beautiful stitching!! This is one of my favorite pieces I have seen recently.