Sunday, July 5, 2015

Dragons Framed - No Ribbons

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The Framing
Well as requested I have here is the framing that we did on Dragons. Chosen by my Uncle (whom is the recipient of Dragons). Here it is in a simple green with cream matting and brown/black wood frame:

No Ribbons
Well, at the Calgary Stampede Western Arts & Crafts Showcase I got nothing for ribbons or prizes. I'm not too surprised. No one in the local community knows who 'judges' these pieces and so most of us in town just enter to support the exhibition as opposed to win anything. If we all don't know who judges then there is a good chance it's not any of our top crafters in the area. Or so our theory goes on why they select some odd items to win ribbons.
The overall first place in all needlework categories is an amazing embroidery piece that I'm very pleased won the top cash prize. As for the others... well they are no more special than must but glad to still see stitchers entering at least. :)

Like I said, not surprised or upset. I know that my 7.5 years of effort and investment into the piece is a great feat and it doesn't diminish the value of Dragons in my mind at all. And I know my Uncle and his family don't care about the ribbons (though it may have been a slightly more exciting story to tell to their visitors I suppose).

Went on after looking at artwork to walk the midway at the Stampede with my friend that came with me and her 4-month old. Ate some mini-donuts (mmmmm!!!) and that was about that.

Coming Up
It's a weird week as I work all week but no one really 'works' during Stampede week here in town. DH and I are going to two rock shows this week so that will take all my energy away from me I'm sure. However, Monarch is still stitching up nicely, put some beads into it the other night.
Working on dividing threads for new Jeannette Douglass start. Should have that ready to go for next post. :)

Thanks for all your overwhelmingly lovely comments on Dragons last month!!! 
Happy Stitching! 
Mel.

20 comments:

Vickie said...

Beautiful frame job on Dragons. That is just a beautiful piece!!!!

Heather said...

Great job of framing! I love the hint of green and the dark frame. It focuses on the stitching while still being elegant. I hope he loves it!

Leonore Winterer said...

Wow, dragons looks awesome in its frame! I hope your uncle will love it as much as we do ^_^

Meari said...

Congrats on finishing Dragons, Mel! I remember when you started it. :) It looks great with the matting and frame.

Brigitte said...

Great to see your dragon framed, and the frame and matting are really a beautiful choice. Ribbon or not, this piece is a masterpiece and I am sure that your uncle will see it the same way.

~Narita said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm with you, the ribbons realllllly don't matter

Tiffany Pincombe said...

Great framing on Dragons! I enter our local fair for the same reason.

Beth in IL said...

Looks so nice framed up.

Justine said...

Great framing, just sets off the piece perfectly. I'm sure your Uncle will treasure it.
And pah! Who needs ribbons? The judges are obviously not stitchers or they would be amazed at the difficulty of this piece and the stamina required to finish it. It's a winner in our eyes.

Delphyne said...

Dragons looks amazing! You should be very proud.

Irene said...

Looks great framed!

Silvia Saxosue said...

The frame and matting were a great choice, it looks even more amazing now!

Tammy B said...

That Dragon picture turned out Amazing!!! Did Edie frame it??

Kurt Lange said...

Just to answer a couple of the comments above, I am the uncle mentioned above and I do love it! Mel did an amazing job on this piece and it will find a great spot in my home. As for ribbons it receives first in my book whatever other judges may think :)

Kurt

Lady Stitch-a-Lot said...

The Dragons look amazing in their frame =)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Dragons looks amazing framed. How nice of your uncle to pop along and tell us how much he loves it too!

rosey175 said...

Do have to smile at your uncle popping in! He did a good job of picking mats and frames. I like simple framing too; lets you drink in the gorgeous work all that much easier. :D

Suz said...

I think think the framing is great for that piece. Congrats on such a large piece so beautifully finished.

Faith... said...

Well that stinks! I was positive it was ribbon worthy. I think it is beautiful and I am sure your Uncle thinks it is worth more than any ribbon!

Bekca said...

Gosh, I've been away so long, I haven't seen the finished Dragons! It looks stunning Mel, you should be so proud of it :)
Best wishes.