Sunday, January 31, 2010

Framed!

Hello dear friends. No, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth; not yet anyway. The past two weeks have been crazy busy at work. I have been working many extra hours and when not working, I'm sleeping! Needless to say, very little stitching has been done. I'm happy to report though that I finished up the stitching for an exchange that's coming up soon. The finishing will be done today yet or next weekend and once it is received you will get to see a picture!


Today I picked up two pictures at Michael's. I took advantage of their 60% off sale a couple weeks ago. You might be surprised to know that I really have never done any serious framing of my own. One of these days though I am going to dig in and try it. Until that time, my stitching continues to be framed by someone else, or sadly, it sits in a drawer waiting to be framed!


The two pieces I took in are Earth Sampler from Primitive Needle and Friendship Sampler from BOAF. I'm pleased with how both of them turned out. The frame for the BOAF piece compliments the thread colors nicely.


Earth Sampler - Primitive Needle



Friendship Sampler - BOAF


Finally, I'll leave you with a picture of the fruits of my labor yesterday. There's nothing like a bowl of hot, homemade chicken soup on a cold winter day.




Hope you find some time for stitching today. Thanks for stopping by.

35 comments:

KarenV said...

Beautiful framing Cathy! I particularly like the BOAF frame, it works really well.

FayeRaye said...

These are SO pretty!! Nice job!!! I love your selections to bring out the stitching..

~Judy~ said...

The framing is beautiful. The soup looks sooo good!!

Melissa said...

Oh yum, the soup is making me feel hungry as it's almost lunchtime.

I love both pieces of framing but of course I am biased towards the Friendship Sampler! Lovely! It always gives me such a sense of accomplishment when I get something framed so then I can get it displayed!

grace said...

I love the way the framing turned out! Looks great!
And your soup looks SO good! I could use a bowl of it right now! :)

Margaret said...

I love your framed pictures! Gorgeous, and wonderful choice of frames!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Fantastic framing, Cathy! I love both pieces but the BoaF is one of my all-time favs! The soup looks yummy - we're having beef stew tonight.

BeckySC said...

Oh, you chose such gorgeous frames! Both peices look just so lovely!!

Mama Joan said...

I really like the way your pictures turned out.

Soup looks yummy!!!

Siobhan said...

Oh wow, Cathy! You must be so thrilled with how the framing turned out. Yumm on the soup!

Becky K in OK said...

Yum, that soup looks good enough to eat! The framed pieces aren't too shabby either.

Becky K in OK said...

Yum, that soup looks good enough to eat! The framed pieces aren't too shabby either.

Gabi said...

The framed pieces look beautiful. You must be happy. Sounds like a great deal too.
And your soup looks SO nice.

corinna said...

framed and fantastic
soup looks yum!

Diana said...

I really like the frame you picked for The Friendship Sampler.

Your soup looks really good,too. If you lived close to me, I'd be over for a sample!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your framed pieces look fabulous Cathy! Hope things settle down at work.

Stephanie (Bayou Stitcher) said...

Congratulations on two fine finishes. The frames really showcase your work. Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie
http://joiedebayou.blogspot.com/

Von said...

I haven't trusted the local Michaels with my needlework - maybe I should give them a try since yours looks fantastic!

mainely stitching said...

Wonderful framing choices, Cathy! I hope that chicken soup perks you right up after your busy, busy weeks. Take care and stay warm!

Theresa said...

Nice frames!!!!! They compliments your stitched pieces very well~
That soup looks good!!! I love having soup in cold days~ Might make some tonight as well~

Kim B said...

Gorgeous framing! And that soup...yummmmmm

Cindy's Stitching said...

cute framed pieces. the soup looks so good.

mollycaff said...

Beautiful framing, i especially like the frame you've chosen for Friendship Sampler. Your soup looks delicious!

Nic said...

Lovely work!

Brenda said...

Love your framing. What great choices for the moldings.

The chicken soup looks delish!

BrendaS

staci said...

Beautiful frames! Both samplers are gorgeous! Hope that work settles down so you can have more stitching time!!!

Pen Pen said...

your samplers are so pretty; the frames look great. The soup looks yummy... we had snow all weekend... your soup would have hit the spot!

Lynn said...

Nice framing! I really like the frame you chose for the Friendship Sampler.
Your soup looks soooo yummy!

Suzanne said...

The framing is beautiful, they really suit the pieces. Yummy soup! I wish it wasn't so hot here, I miss having soup.

Katrina said...

Your framing is gorgeous! Love them both.

Soup looks yummy. I am going to try another soup I saw on a blog tonight :-).

WendyJo said...

Gorgeous framing Cathy! And that soup sure looks delicious!

Shay said...

Great job framing! I love soup!! Yours looks so yummy

Chris said...

Beautiful finishes.

Karoline said...

Great framing Cathy, they both look gorgeous

Lisa said...

beautiful stitching, but my favourite has to be the friendship sampler, I have never seen this one before