Friday, April 20, 2007

Framing done!

My mom ordered me a couple of frames for my cross stitch for my birthday a few weeks ago. They came last week, and I finally opened the box over the weekend and did some framing.


Above is the Quaker Mystery Sampler. It was a freebie released in installments online. Many people stitched this all in one color, but I already have a couple monochromatic medallion style samplers in my stitching basket, so I wanted some color! I just took my bag of miscellaneous silks and decided on a couple neutrals to use in several places to ground it. Then I went a little crazy with the color on random motifs. When I got to another motif, I just looked at my piles of silks and grabbed what caught my fancy. The fabric is just a natural colored linen. I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

This one is Swirly Sampler by Bent Creek. I used the recommended Weeks Dye Works colors and didn't change anything. I've seen it converted to more vibrant colors often, but I just love the original earth tones. Gorgeous! I loved this when I was stitching it and when it was done, but now that it's framed, I am absolutely totally enamoured with it! The fabric is lambswool jobelan.

So, that's two more pieces out of the completed stack and ready to go on a wall, once I move to some new walls, that is. :)

7 comments:

Michele said...

Gorgeous! I especially love the little sampler

LoisLane said...

Very pretty!!!

J. Denae said...

They look great!

Vicki said...

What a gorgeous frame for the Quaker Mystery piece. I really need to get mine framed at some point.

Karen said...

I love the swirly sampler! Great job and the frames look great! Come on new walls! ;)

Christina said...

Oh I love both pieces! Yay for Mom for buying you some frames! That's awesome and the result is fantastic! As usual, I bow to your expert framing talent. ;)

Stefaneener said...

You're so talented!