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!

29 comments:

Ranae said...

Fabulous stitching and framing
True treasures to be cherished
Each frame is fantastic

Linda said...

Wow!! What stunning pieces. The frames are great.

Linda

Terri said...

Cindy, your framing choices are perfect! I especially love the first one. Congratulations on all of your beautiful work. Wow!

Terri
tdwoverton@gmail.com

Karen said...

Your pieces are just beautiful! The framing suits each perfectly. What a great dilemma to have.... where to hang all of those gems.

happy stitching...

lynda said...

What beautiful finishes! They are all lovely!

Elizabeth said...

I just found your blog from Facebook and also realized you are fellow Hokie-lover! I graduated 2007 but am all the way out in Washington state right now. Anyhow - your frames are lovely. I especially love the one you picked for HHRH. I have mine framed in a more farm-house one, but I really like yours! Glad to have found your blog!

Scattered Threads said...

Oh Cindy! How magnificent!!!. Each characterized by it's own beauty. Absolutely gorgeous.
TFS. I sure enjoyed seeing them.

Jackie

Sue said...

Wow, no wonder you've been away for awhile; you have such beautiful work to show for it! Beautiful stitching!

Dirty Martini Queen said...

Cindy, just amazing, inspiring and beautiful are the only things that come to mind after seeing all your stitching! Wow you have been one busy little gal to not only have all these terrific finishes but to get them all framed is outstanding. Picking out framing options sometimes just overwhelms me. Can't wait to see what stitching you'll do in 2013.

Donna

Giovanna said...

What a gorgeous set of finishes - beautiful framing too. Congratulations.

Siobhán said...

Wow Cindy, you must be SO thrilled with how everything turned out! I love the choices you've made in the mouldings, too, they all complement the stitching nicely but don't call attention to themselves, instead letting the stitching shine. LOVELY job.

Denise SA said...

Dear Cindy all the finishes are beautiful you must be so proud.

Teresa said...

Cindy, these are FABULOUS!

Katrina said...

OMG, everything is absolutely wonderful!!!!!!! Perfect frames for gorgeous pieces :-).

Anonymous said...

Lovely lovely framed pieces! Each moulding looks great with its selected piece. The one you used for the BBD is one of my favorites. Enjoy each one!

Robin in Virginia
rlbrowninva @ gmail.com

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Oh my word! How gorgeous each one is... and the frame choices are perfection! Beautiful work! If you don't have space, just send them on over here LoL.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Heaven's to mercy....I'm in love with you! :)
Each and every one of your beautiful framed pieces....well I am verklempt...no words....

Quiltsmiles said...

Beautiful stitching and your frames selections are perfect fo reach one.
Savor your finishes, they are wonderful. Jane

Ellen said...

Hi Cindy.

I just stumbled upon your blog today. Your samplers and their framing are all exquiste. you must be thrilled! I know I'd be!

pj said...

Your frames are gorgeous and look great with our projects. I always have a tough time picking out frames. Great job!!!! pj

cucki said...

Hello dear it's me cucki from South Africa
I love your stitching finished and framed so much
They looking so lovely
Well done
Big hugs
Cucki xx

connie said...

Your stitched pieces are gorgeous and the frames are so pretty..

Jane in Wisconsin said...

Cindy,

Your pieces are absolutely wonderful! Love the villages and the alphabet piece.........I have them both in my stash! This truly makes me want to get them out and start on them. Love all the frames......they are great.

Jane
bailedj@gmail.com

Nicola said...

I am so pleased to have found your blog,. Your samplers and frame choices are very beautiful.

Laura - StitchinManiac said...

WOW! These are beautiful, and so inspiring. I love your framing choices, and I know you'll enjoy these for many years to come.

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BettyC. said...

Cindy,

Just found your blog from the BBD group and your stitching (and framing) is lovely!
That's the first time I've seen Wild Garden and wondered if I might ask if you would be interested in selling the chart?

Thank you,
Betty (belcle@yahoo.com)
No blog

Brigitte said...

Wow, these pieces look wonderful in their frames. Great stitching and great choice of frames!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

thank for the beautuful pictures !
bisous from France
marylin