As with all our previous collaborations, in which my wife Sara does the needlepoint, and I make a custom frame, 98% of the labor is hers and about 2% mine. We are particularly fond if this particular piece for its lovely colors and simple symbolic elements. Take the heart to symbolize our love for one another rather than a heart perched over a handlebar moustache symbolizing my love for cycling.
I finally abandoned using biscuits to secure the miters in small frames as they inevitably interfere with the rabbet cut for the glass and mat. Discreet brads secure the corners instead in the black walnut frame.
This beautiful work is photographed with the glass intact, the reduction in reflectivity due to the use of non-glare glass, something we should have used all along.
Useful wooden objects including hand carved teaspoons at: FlyingCircusStudios.Etsy.com