This blog is to show my progress on what I call my “crowning achievement”. I cannot post it as a project yet as it is not yet complete. When completed this will go on a posterboard backing, and go into a custom made frame approx 3’ x 4’.
A little back story: This project is being made as a gift. When I was 9 my mother was diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma (for those that dont know, that is a horrid cancer). I went to a catholic school at the time, and the principal and one of my teachers in particular (both nuns), did sooo much for me emotionally during the 2 1/2 year battle. As well as hosting fundraisers to help my family pay for medical expenses. After my mother died when I was 12, they helped me to get through it so much. I can never thank them enough for what they did for myself, and my family. This project will be a feeble attempt at a thank you, it will be gifted primarily to my former teacher and principal, as well as being for the whole convent.
Image of what will be when complete.
The completed inner prayer.
First border piece.
Border piece with corner and center inlays.
Border piece laid next to inner prayer section, to show what will look like when done. (Also laid a border pattern piece to show how the corner will look)
The image below is the Our Father my grandfather made, just to give a general idea of the grandeur of the final project, as the two prayers are the same size, simply different styles.