Saturday, September 22, 2012

Orioles Framed

yippee!!! I actually got a frame for me, in a timely manner...
My husband has been downstairs making frames so I said I want one right away for the Oriole picture. He asked what I wanted. I said I wanted one like a 'test' frame I did a while back....he looked at it & said it was oak. I asked him if he had any & he said yes. So, he made the frame & I did the staining on it.
I found the 'recipe' for the stain on Pinterest! It is a steel wool pad, vinegar & used coffee grounds. Simple enough, right? It makes a weathered look finish on the frame.
I thought it pulled out the dark grey of the male real well. Now, I will be able to enjoy my orioles year round, not just in the summer months!
Also this week, we had a second dog here. She was here on trial. I really wanted her to work, but it just was not meant to be. She & Dudley got along great. That was not the issue......the issue was, she thought my house was a great bathroom. I was told she was potty trained, but um......not!!!!!!! (she is almost 3 years old) So, I called the lady & told her it was not going to work out. We met in town & she found someone else to take her.
I have been working, very slowly, on a small project. I am hoping to finish it this weekend, but we shall see...might not happen!
Orioles

Dudley & Maggie chillin out!
Have a great weekend & thanks for stopping by!

12 comments:

Jennifer said...

Beautiful Orioles! I've been waiting to see some at my feeders, but it looks like I'm going to have to wait a little longer.

Sorry to hear it didn't work out with the pup. :-(

Denise said...

Your birds look fab in the frame - glad to hear DH got you frame so quickly. Have to laugh about the pup's names - my step SIL's last name is Dudley and her daughter is Maggie!

Yvon (jioya) said...

your Orioles look great in that beautiful frame.
i hope that you can find another friend for Dudley that really is potty trained.

Hugs Yvon.

cucki said...

Your orIoles is looking so lovely in that frame..
Cute puppies xx

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely framed piece.

Julie said...

Beautiful frame, simply perfect.

Xeihua (Sara) said...

The frame is gorgeous and the Orioles are stunning :D Congratulations

Angela Michaud-Mourer said...

Love the Orioles! You do such lovely work. Some time you must post a tutorial about what to do to get the finished piece from the hoop into the frame, it would be educational for those of us who either pay to get a piece framed or do an inexpert job of it!

Dudley looks quite comfy, glad all has worked out well with him. Maggie is adorable.... but who needs a tinkle party!

Lizette Morales said...

Hi,
You and your husband did a great job on the orioles!!! I hop next time your pup finds a friend that is potty train!!!

Carol said...

Beautiful frame you and your husband made to showcase the orioles, Shari! I have never seen an oriole in real life, unfortunately :(

Is Dudley missing his friend? I sure see why you didn't want to keep her, though...

Enjoy your week!

Vickie said...

sorry to hear it didn't work out with the new puppy....beautiful frame! your husband is awesome.

Nancy M said...

I look forward to seeing all your framed pieces this weekend! Sorry it didn't work out with the visitor! I adopted a 5 year old so I didn't have to deal with housebreaking, so I know what you are talking about!