Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Good End to a Bad Month







     This month has been pretty terrible for me, for various reasons, and as a result, my miniatures have suffered from neglect.

   But to celebrate the birthday of my sons, I received this beautiful miniature painted on ivory.  I've chosen to hang her in the parlour, and I think it is just the touch I needed to get on and start finishing the decor of this room!



I like the added coral red colour, and I think I'll try and add that to the room when I do the soft furnishings and upholstery.  I think it is a good foil for the turquoise and slate blues.


Still nothing is finally fixed down (there are so many gaps in the woodwork) but I think it gives a good idea of the proportions.  I added door handles and a latch from Sussex crafts and granite steps.  I am still waiting for architraving!

Next on the list for this room is a chippendale sofa that I need to upholster, but I have so many sewing projects on the go that I have banned myself from even thinking up a design!

I hope you have had a better October than I, and I would just like to say that all of your comments and support have been SO appreciated.

Also, a big welcome to new members, I will try to get my blog activity levels up again after this pause,

Jonquil

10 comments:

  1. Hello Jonquil,
    I am so sorry October was an unhappy motnh for you and I hope it will change for the end oif the month. I love the proportions of the room. Everything works together so well. The art on the walls is just beauitful and I adore the color of the back wall. it adds a nice elegenbt punch. Happy belated birthday to your sons.
    Big hug, and hang in there,
    Giac

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  2. This room is so nice with its wall and accessories in blue. I've seen too your works on fabric and embroidery and love them.
    hug, Carina

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  3. This room is wonderful. I like the colors.
    Bye Faby

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  4. The painting looks great in the setting. Sorry to hear about your bad October and hope things are changed soon to the better. Mini hugs, Natalia

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  5. This beautiful jewel of a painting can lift up any dreary thought. The room already looks beautiful. It will be interesting to see your further work.
    Hugs, Drora

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  6. Hi Jonquil! I am so sorry, October was a bad month, hope for you, is everything well now?
    What a gorgeous miniature painted on ivory, it is really beautiful and it got a nice place in your parlour! This room looks wonderful too, great work so far.
    Greetings, Ilona

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  7. Hi Jonquil! Sorry to hear October has not been a good month for you, I hope these last few days will be different.
    The miniature is beautiful, what a great deal you got there, it being your sons birthdays and you getting the gift ;-)
    It looks really pretty in your blue room, and I agree with adding a little bit of red to the room to tie in with the red in the miniature, I think that will look great. Maybe some red in a carpet or some fruit or flowers...

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  8. Is a beautiful gift that you have had. You're not the only one to have a bad run or a slowdown in projects. I make you company. With a child of seven months, or almost everything can be found in the most free.

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  9. What a lovely addition to your room. I really like the last photo showing the whole room.

    Sorry to hear that this month hasn't been the greatest for you - I hope things improve now.

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