Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Break from Mrs. Rose

When I left my Mrs. Rose block last, I was still futzing with the mirror.  That seems like ages ago even though it was only two weeks.

I was going to bead the edge and treat the mirror like a cabochon but the beads looked too fancy for an institution.

Thats when I settled on this rope idea...


I had some of that roping that you use to cover with fabric and make piping so I painted it with those wonderful Tsukineko inks...


And that's about as far as I've gotten...It needs something else but I don't have time to figure it out...


My creative mind has moved from the nursing home to making Christmas gifts.  

I'll do my best to share when I can.  In the meantime, I'll leave Mrs. Rose's room empty until January.

Happy day to you all.  


13 comments:

Suztats said...

I think the rope was a terrific idea! Happy creating!

Catherine said...

Love the rope ~ it's perfect!! Looking forward to seeing more of this in January.....and to seeing what you are concocting for Christmas!!

FlowerLady said...

I love how this piece is coming along.

Enjoy your holiday creating.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

Createology said...

The colored rope is just the right element. I don't think Mrs. Rose will mind you working on other more pressing time constraint projects. After all this is such a hectic season. Your stitching is such bliss dear...

Margaret said...

I do like the rope...especially if you were going for 'bleak' -- you've succeeded! I'm thinking a pedestal table with a phonograph or an old-fashioned phone (which never rings)...

gracie said...

Perfect...as usual! The rope looks like it is meant to be there.

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margaret said...

I wondered if Mrs Rose had gone on walkabout as we have not seen her recently. The rope works well and I agree beads would have not fitted in with the theme

Rachel said...

The cord is perfect, and I'm sure Mrs Rose will wait patiently until inspiration returns!

Judy S. said...

Great solution with the rope. It works perfectly! (My grandmother's china hutch has the glass secured by a rope....) Holidays are coming way too fast, aren't they?

MelissaD said...

the grey rope is lovely - wonder if some other small item on the wall like a lamp/sconce or flower spray is what you are looking for - nothing to interfere with the mirror.
I know the holidays need your attention (and mine!) so we will wait until January :)

terryb said...

It's always amazing to me to see what a big effect a simple process can make. The rope frame seems ideally suited to the project, and subtly adds focus to the image in the mirror.

wendy said...

Love watching the progress! The rope looks perfect.

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