Saturday, December 21, 2013

Frames to share

I seem to remember the comment I made in the last post or so (or perhaps it was just in my head) was to share a few pieces I had framed a few months ago.
Without wasting anymore time, and leaving you all in suspense since last time, here we go!
Primitive Betties- With My Needle.  I will have to do my best in remembering the linen, but I know it was 40ct Lakeside linen, perhaps maritime white?  With the called for cotton overdyed threads.  I finished this in 2010.
Also Primitive Betties- Live, Laugh, Love.  Vintage Pearled Barley 40ct Lakeside Linens with the called for overdyed cottons.  Yes, you have read correct on both, cotton.  Sometimes its just easy with these small ones.  But then again............ LOL.  Also 2010.
Carriage House Samplings- Maria P. Oliver.  Stitched on 40ct R & R something with my conversion to Belle Soie silks.  Completed in 2009.
Willow Hill Samplings- Eleanor Jaegler.  This is one of my favorite pieces.  I stitched this on 48ct Lt Examplar from Lakeside.  Yes, 48ct.  The size is fantastic and I know exactly the silk overdyed thread I used-- I see it in my mind, but I cant remember the name.  Japanese something, comes on a card similar to splendor cards.  If you know what it is, just let me know too :)  It is such fine silk, very comparable to the Tudor Silk from Gloriana.  But at that time, Tudor didn't exist.  This was also done in 2009.

Last but not least, is Queenstown Samplers- Elizabeth J Mears.  The minute I saw this sampler, it was a must stitch.  With a silk conversion to overdyes, and the need to start it NOW, the shop didnt have any 45ct and I wasnt able to get my hands on a piece of Vintage pecan butter that minute, I decided to start it on a piece of Vintage Pecan 40ct with the silks.  Finishing this sampler this year, I couldnt wait to choose a frame and see it in all its glory.  I LOVE the house, the alphabet, the flowers--- well I just love it all!! 
I am so pleased as usual with my pieces and just have to find the perfect place to hang them now. 

I have a couple more just picked up but I dont have pics of those just yet.  I will share them with you shortly.  Hopefully I can get my stitching bug back and share some beautiful WIPs I have going.  But in the mean time..... thank you for visiting my blog.

I hope each and everyone of you has a Merry Christmas!  It is such a wonderful time of year, of course after you get past all of the hustle and bustle.  Relaxing, enjoying your families and remembering the real reason for the season.



  1. All are gorgeous! I especially love the frame on Elizabeth Mears. I so need to start that one! Merry Christmas!

  2. Beautiful work and the frames are perfect! A very Merry Christmas to you too!

  3. Thes frames are perfect for your wonderful stitching.
    Greetings Grit

  4. Wow! These are so beautiful! The Elizabeth Mears is a masterpiece! Gorgeous! Those two PrimBetty's are two of my favorites of her designs. Yes, I have the charts but haven't stitched them yet... lol! A Very Merry Christmas!!!

  5. All of your finishes are so beautiful!! I have E. Mears started and after seeing how lovely yours is, she is going on the list to finish for this year. Inspirational!! Laura

  6. oooooooooooooo love those finishes :) And was it Japanese Splendor ??
    hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy stitchy new year :) love mouse xxxx

  7. Beautifully stitched pieces in perfect frames.
    Have a Merry Christmas!

  8. What a lovely set of framed finishes - congratulations. Merry Christmas!

  9. Merry Christmas to YOU!
    Lovely finishes!
    Where of you get your frames?

  10. Wow! All such beautiful stitches set off perfectly with the frame choices!!


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