Monday, December 06, 2010

The Weekend and Great Framing!

The weekend came and went far too fast. My mom had a table at another church boutique this weekend where she sold more of her tatting. I was there to help her all day Saturday and on Sunday morning. She did quite well. A lot of people stopped and were interested to learn more about tatting. Of course, my mom enjoys telling them all about it too! Here's a picture of her at the table; she gets a kick out of seeing her picture on my blog!



By the way, the ornaments hanging on the tree, pictured in the header for my blog, were tatted by my mom!

When I arrived at work today, I had a phone message from JoAnn's advising that my framing was done. There was a sale the two days after Thanksgiving and their framing was almost 70% off (60% + 10%). Couldn't pass up that deal. I have a drawer of finished stitching and I try to get a few pieces framed every now and then. Two of these pieces are very happy to have escaped "the drawer"!

I'd have to dig way back in the archives of my blog to see when I stitched this one. Maybe 2007 or 2008? Anyway, you will recognize this one for sure. It's from LHN and it is called "The Counting House". It was stitched using the recommended linen and fibers.



And this one is one of my very favorite La D Da pieces! I just love the verse on this chart titled "My Sunshine". I'm going to have to spend some time in the blog archives trying to figure out what year I stitched this. I know that I worked on it at the cabin one summer; perhaps the summer before my Auntie Florence passed away. I remember her being there when I was working on it. This piece was also stitched using the recommended linen and fibers.



Last but not least - one final look at This is the Day all framed up! This was a recent finish (just last month!) I knew exactly where I wanted to hang it in our home and that's why it didn't have to languish in the dreaded drawer!



Hope you have a great week. I'm off to my stitching chair as I have a few more ornaments to finish!

25 comments:

Jan said...

Cathy, all three of these are definitely beautiful framed finishes and most worthy to be out of drawer storage!!! Your mom's tatted ornaments are gorgeous...bet she sold out!!

Have a super great week!

Margaret said...

What lovely framing! I love the frames you chose, and I love the pieces themselves too1 And your mom -- what a great lady! I love her tatting!

valerie said...

Beautiful framing! I absolutely love My Sunshine!

Jeanne said...

bravo Cathy, they all look terrific! my box of finishes waiting for framing is too full as well LOL.

Karen said...

great framed pieces Cathy! love your mom's tatted ornies. She reminds me of my gram. :)

Denise said...

Beautiful pieces and what a deal on the framing!

Mom's ornies are awesome - add me to the list of people who would love to learn to tat.

Smiles - Denise

Hazel said...

Beautiful framed pieces. Wow I wished we had Joann's over here. x

Faye said...

Your moms tatting is absolutely flawless!!! I am so thrilled to have a piece of it at my house~~

And, those framed goodies are beautiful as well.....Have a great day Cathy~~~ Fayw

Mama Joan said...

Love your framed pieces. Turned out nice. Sorry I missed your call last night. Mom's tatting is also great.

Erica said...

Fabulous finishes!
I know what you mean about "the dreaded drawer"! I have one that is overflowing with pieces waiting to be finished and framed!

Brigitte said...

It's always a delight to dig out some stitched pieces and have them framed, isn't it? All of them look wonderful in their frames.
Your mom is doing some fantastic tatting.

Anonymous said...

Your framed pieces turned out wonderful! Do you have them hanging already?

Your Mom's tatted ornaments are simply elegant! What a beautiful craft!

Robin in Virginia

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your framed pieces look fantastic. I loved seeing the photo of the little tree with your Mom's tatted ornaments.

BrendaS said...

Cathy --
Your framing is gorgeous! Joanne's did a nice job.

Your Mom's tatting is exquisite. I'm glad she did well at the boutique

Vonna said...

Oh Cathy I love all your framed pieces...they are just all pefect! I also wanted to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! (I know I'm late...sorry!) And the picture in your header is so darling with your Mama sitting by her ornaments...and I think she's tatting even there....right?! :)
Hope you're having a spectacular season!!!

Edgar said...

Beautiful framing - and lovely tatting!!

staci said...

Your ornaments in your header (and your mother too) are lovely! Have fun hanging all your gorgeous framed finishes!!!

Marie-P said...

I Love yout header picture and figured those ornaments were made by your mom.
I want to buy a few of your mom's tatted ornies, how can I do that?
Love all of your framed pieces, it is such a great feeling of accomplishment to get them back from the framer.

A huge thank you for the Thanksgiving card and delicious Tea; you are ALWAYS so thoughtful!

Katrina said...

Cathy, they are all gorgeous!!! Love them :-).

Bekca said...

All of your framed pieces look great, and I bet they're happy to have escaped the DRAWER. :) My drawer is getting full too, time to do some finishing. Happy stitching to you.

Julie said...

Wow - your mom's ornaments are GORGEOUS! I like your choices on frames too. Your finishes look great!

Lynn said...

Your finishes are lovely! We seem to have similar tastes in designers and pieces. This is the Day has been a favourite of mine for awhile and I have the other 2 in my stash!
Your Mom's tatting is fantastic. I wish I was close enough that I could have attended the boutique and purchased some myself!

Karoline said...

Gorgeous framing, congratulations

Sharon said...

Your framing looks gorgeous!

Pointed Stitcher said...

Beautiful pieces. Love your blog!