01 November 2008

SAYING THANK YOU WITH MOSAIC FRAMES
I thought it best not to let too much time pass after my post below regarding my dear friends Michelle and Shelley who were forced to slave labour during their recent visit. So just in case some of you think that I am a rude host to my friends and taking all the recognition for myself, here are the fruits of our labour. Since Michelle and Shelley left last Sunday, I completed the 15 frames by filling in the remainder of the undone designs, grouting and finishing of with painting. I had some 6"x8" photo enlargements printed and cut them down to 15x15cm to fit into the frames. The frames are 26x26cm with a 15x15cm window for the photos. All the photos are of my in-laws, some of their wedding day nearly 50 years ago and some even before their wedding.
Its hard to believe that we came up with 10 different designs. Some designs were duplicated to complete the 15 frames. I trust that the guests at my in-laws' Golden Anniversary will like their mosaic frames which will be their thank you gifts. So here are the ten different designs:
So now, all that needs to be done is to bubble wrap each frame, pack them in a box or two and post them to Uitenhage where the anniversary celebration will take place. Hold thumbs that they will all arrive safe, sound and whole.
- Mosaiced out signing off

24 comments:

  1. What wonderful gifts, and so unusual, I just love the different variations of the mosaic frames, fingers now crossed the thay arrive safely
    Jose x

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  2. Oh wow lots of hard work gone into those! They look fab!

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  3. Man oh man!!! What amazing work this is Desire - I am blown away!!!

    hugs Bev x

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  4. Julle het uitstekende werk gedoen. Dis baie besonders en ek's seker die gaste gaan mal wees daaroor.

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  5. Stunning as usual. What an awesome gift!!!!!

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  6. After picking my jaw up off the floor, I sat here and looked at each one's detail and I am in awe, Desire! The photos speak of love, friendship and loveliness in this world! These are BEAUTIFUL!

    Thank you so much for your caring comment on my blog; I feel that you are "near" even though you live so far away. You are so dear to me!

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  7. Beautifully done...I can imagine the guests being totally over the moon to receive these beautiful gifts.

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  8. Oh wow, Desire, they really came out beautifully. I am quite chuffed at some of my handiwork!!

    The guests will really be delighted to receive these and wil be a true memento to treasure.

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  9. Oh wow - gorgeous frames. Kim

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  10. Desire dit is baie mooi! Ek is mal oor mosaik goed. Die gaste gaan oor die maan wees!

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  11. came over from AEDM - so how are you doing the newspaper and music mosaics? these are lovely!

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  12. these are gorgeous! love the look of the black and white photos with these frames.

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  13. Desire, these are absolutely stunning,What beautiful gifts. I am sure they will be treasured by all that receives them.

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  14. Fabulous gifts, Desire. Beautiful. M.Carmen

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  15. Did you make these??? WOWOWOWOW!!! LOVE THEM!! I have always loved mosaics but haven't ever dabbled in it myself, I would love to though!

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  16. These are gorgeous.

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  17. You girls are so very very talented - well done!!!!

    Absolutely gorgeous and a priceless gift ...

    Love, Tracy

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  18. Oh my goodness!! Well done! I can see lots of hard work went into this! You are all so talented x x x

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  19. WOW, you have been busy, busy, busy!

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  20. Just fantastic work!
    I am so impressed they are wonderful.
    hugs
    kim x

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  21. These are absolutely stunning !!!
    What a wonderful present for your in-laws anniversary. Very cleverly thought out.
    hugs Heather xx

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  22. Louise11:57 AM

    OK, uit daarmee:
    WAT doen jy nie?

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  23. Now those are DEFFO pieces of ART!! I love them, makes me want to do it, but I know I will get it wrong LOL!
    Peace,
    KristyLee

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Desire