Monday, December 3, 2012

Back From the Framer's

I haven't posted for a very long time.  I thought some images of my newly framed pieces would make a great subject to get me back in circulation!

First, is "Wild Garden" by Blackbird Designs. 

This came as a kit, packaged in a little tin.  I kept the date that was charted, 1920, changed the initials to those of my grandma Gladys Stewart, who would have been 13 years old that year, and would have loved this sampler.  She taught me how to sew and knit, and I inherited her love of needlework and pretty things.

Next is my Mystery Sampler, by With Thy Needle and Thread.   I only wish you could see this in person, the frame is absolutely magnificent with this piece.

Next is Cape Cod's Girls, by Primitive Needle.  I love the way this turned out!  I couldn't see the splotches in the linen as I was stitching, but the frame really brings them out. 

Next is my alphabet sampler, by Carriage House Samplings.  I stitched all of the individual letters on one piece of linen, and used Kathy's 2 additional blocks at the bottom, and her border.  It is wonderful, the frame is perfect. 

Last, but not least, is Village of Hawk Run Hollow.  I have no words for this one.  I am verklempt!  Tears....

Thanks for looking!  I have a couple of show and tell occasions this week, then get the happy job of deciding  where to hang them!

Hope you have a great week!  I'll try to not stay away so long!