Tuesday, June 27, 2017


I finally decided to mount on an oval, made to order, wood plaque.
The finish is my old standby favorite 
after experimenting many times...
A faux tortoise in grey tones. 
 It is subtle, but others were too much contrast.
So this is what I settled on. 
It can be hung on the wall or 
displayed as shown on a wooden easel.
I/We love "Wings of Freedom"
Hubs 'told' me, "this is NOT for sale". 
What better compliment coming from Hubs, 
after he spent many evenings getting a late diner
or even running out for some fast food.
Not to mention the clutter and disarray on our 
farm table where we eat our meals. 
I completely enjoyed the challenge on this project.
It was my first time using Rustic Moire Wool Thread 
and looking forward to the next.

Thanks for your patience waiting to see the Finale.
I too look forward to seeing all of your works in progress
 and then the finished piece. 
For me, you all are inspirational.

Hope all is well and many thanks for your visit...
 Peace and Blessings,
"God Bless America"

with Folk Art Hugs, 


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks so much Jan. It was fun and time consuming. Am pleased with the results.
      Thanks for visiting and have a great day,

  2. Perfect. Couldn't be a better mounting than that color and paint finish. A wonderful piece!

  3. Perfect and just in time for our Nation's birthday.
    God Bless America :)

    1. Hi Lauren, YES, I really did not think I would make it. So happy in many ways...and it is ready to celebrate America's Birthday.
      As always friend, enjoy the day with Peace.
      God Bless America.

  4. A Big Thanks Marly...Glad you visited and your opinion is greatly appreciated.
    It was a fun and learning project.
    Hope you have a great week, Barb

  5. Hi Barb,
    Oh MY, but this is just GORGEOUS!!! You did such a beautiful job on it, from the design, to the colors, to the finish!!! No wonder your hubby wants you to keep it!! I have not tried the Moire threads yet, but do have some that are similar that I have used, so thanks for sharing how you like them!!!
    Still getting over my "bug" that I have had for forever it seems!! Hope you have a wonderful week, my friend!!
    Heart Hugs~

    1. Hi Julie,
      Not happy to hear you are still under the weather.
      I do want to say thank you so much for your sweet comments. It was a challenge and one from which I enjoyed and learned so much. I am very pleased and happy with it too as is hubs, Chuck. What more could I ask for?
      I will be making a pattern and instructions for it, but first I have to catch my breadth. I had hoped to have it finished for the 4th of July. I made it and that was the icing on the cake so to say.
      Hope you all have a great 4th, and are able to enjoy it with all this heat we are having. We have been very windy here, so it is not easy to BBQ with the dust blowing around.
      Anyways, Keep cool and hope you start feeling better soon,

      Folk Art Hugs,

  6. Barbara, this is lovely! I am so happy to have found you, and will be following along on your blog. ~ Sarah

    1. Hi Sarah, just found your lovely blog too and will be following you there. Thank you kindly for you sweet comments. They are always appreciated.
      Have a great day,

  7. Absolutely gorgeous! This looks like something that should be on display in the Presidential library! :-)

    1. Hi Sharon...Wow, what a lovely comment. Thank you so much and thanks for visiting.
      Have a happy 4th and
      'Happy Birthday America'
      warm wishes with Peace for all,

  8. Perfect. Couldn't be a better mounting than that color and paint finish. A wonderful piece!