Sunday, May 24, 2015

Framing Day

 Here are some updates on finishes on the pick 5 projects.  Linda and Brenda finished their Red Deer Samplers by Gigi R!!!!!  This is a total masterpiece!  Wow.  I am just so blown away by the beauty of these samplers.  Above is Linda's completed sampler and below is a close up of that magnificent red deer.

 We gathered at Welcome Stitchery in Crystal Lake, IL for their annual framing sale.  It has worked as a "deadline" of sorts for people to finish stitching projects and take advantage of the sale.  Welcome has very unique frames too so it is fun to look through tons of choices.  Above you can see Linda and Brenda with their masterpieces.  I confess, I am totally green with envy of these finishes!!!!
Above and below are two more of Linda's finishes.  Again, I am totally in love with both of these.  I don't know how many times I have told myself to just stitch whatever Linda is stitching.  She has impeccable taste.  Above is an old chart by Carriage House Samplings, Birds and Bees.  It is so funky and fun and just so totally cool!!!!!  Below is an OOP Blackbird Design chart.  I am currently diving in my stash to find and kit up my copy of this one.  I mean, really!  Is it not just the best???

Pat is almost done with the masterpiece also known as Mary Peacock.  She picked out a frame for it.  I am in love with this sampler.  I think I have one motif stitched on mine.  And that frame!!!!!!!  It is the favorite frame that we picked out yesterday.  I need to use it for something.  When Pat finishes this and has it framed we need to have a viewing party!!!

 Pat and I both stitched Adeline Ogier.  We are working on having a grouping of red and white samplers.  In the picture above, Pat's is the one that is pressed and looking lovely!  Mine is the wrinkled one.   By the way, I used a new to me fabric for mine.  It is 32 count Weeks Linen.  I love that fabric.  Thanks to Karin for introducing me to it. 
 Above and below is the Hannah Wells sampler by Brenda Keyes.  I bought this chart last August at The Attic.  It was a really fun stitch.  Below is the frame that I chose.  I am in love with it. 



I stitched this a long time ago.  It is Feed the Birds by Merrily A. Beams.  It is definitely an OOP chart.  I never stitched the border on it.  I was always going to, but then I decided that it was fine the way it is and I should take it with me to get framed.  Glad I did.  I think the border made it look a little too "country" for my tastes.  I added the year 1913.  That is the year my Grandma Jacobs was born.  My friends totally picked out this frame for it and I think it is going to be really cool.  

Now, I said I was not going to buy anything.  Well, maybe I would buy a chart, but definitely I was not going to kit anything up.  I have so many wonderful things to stitch already, but then I saw a model of the chart below and it was all over. 


Models do really sell charts, that is for sure!  So this came home with me.  I also bought another needle minder for my collection.  This one  has been on my wish list for a long time.

 Another perfect day with my stitching friends.  I wish we all lived on the same block in the same town!!!!!!!



15 comments:

teresa said...

Thanks for another fun post Laura - and another fabulous day with my stitching friends!

pj said...

Thanks for sharing Laura. Beautiful stitching and the frames will just put the frosting on top! Love your Feed The Birds without border. Her designs are great!

Wish I lived by you girls too. But we are only a few hours away...road trip is possible!

Robin said...

What a fun outing you all had -- fabulous finishes to share and fabulous frame moldings to use! Glad everyone was able to take advantage of the framing sale!

Enjoy your weekend, Laura!

Robin in Virginia

Vickie said...

ooOoo! Birds and Bees and Feed the Birds are especially awesome.

Barb said...

I always love the posts where you share the stitching of your friends. They are always an inspiration.

Margaret said...

Oh what fun! So many beautiful pieces, and the frame choices are so great too! Thanks for sharing the fun you all have together.

Maggee said...

What a great post!! Loved seeing the frames chosen and I look forward to seeing them framed, if you get to take pictures! I have never seen Feed the Birds--whoa, that is cute! Hugs!

Melissa said...

Another post with great eye candy! They are all wonderful. Some I have done or have the chart waiting to be stitched. But, I have to get Birds and Bees! So cute and different!

Kathy F said...

You gals are always up to something!!! Wow wow to the Red Deer Samplers! Love Fed The Birds & the frame!! I forgot to tell you how I am jealous of your red & white wall. I have many of Jacobs red charts & hope to stitch one this year. See you soon!!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

A fabulous day with your lady friends and all the gorgeous finishes to be framed! Stunning work by all!
AS USUAL!

Melody said...

What a fun post! I've been to Welcome Stitchery a few times, what a great shop! I feel bad that I didn't know about their framing sale to get in on the deal. I love the frames you all picked out. The finished pieces will be beautiful!! I've had that Feed the Birds chart in my stash forever, but haven't ever stitched it. I will have to bring it out. I like it with no border like you did it. I've been on a roll with bird themed stitching pieces this year....

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh Laura, what a fun day! I'm wiping the drool off my keyboard right now. LOL! You girls do beautiful work. I love that your frame by committee too. That's fun!

Jackie said...

Models definitely sell stash! I'm always blown away at how much better the real thing looks versus the photographs on charts.

Wonderful framing selections! I'm anxious to see your Feed the Birds framed - the frame is wonderful!

Jeanne said...

Nice to receive an update from you Laura. I'm struggling to keep up with too much social media these days. I hope to get to Welcome Stitchery some day, I hear it's a great shop. I too am swayed when I see a model..so hard to resist. I am getting overwhelmed though with my stash and need to really start shopping in my OWN stash. I have so many lovely things I've bought and still want to stitch them but it's hard not to be tempted by every new thing coming along! Your pieces are going to look fabulous when framed - be sure to update us with photos when you get them back!

Holly Loves Art said...

How lovely! I just adore needlepoint. Thanks for sharing all this gorgeous work.