Friday, November 25, 2011

Some Framing...

JoAnn's had some really good framing coupons recently and so I took a few pieces in to be framed. Here are the three I picked up yesterday; two more coming in a week or so.

This is a design from The Drawn Thread. I stitched it a couple of years ago and used some buttons that I found at a quilting store. The original design calls for various shapes and sizes of white buttons. This is going to be a Christmas gift for someone special.



The Button Tree
The Drawn Thread
linen and fibers from stash

Next up, one of my BBD Loose Feather finishes from earlier this year. I love the colors in this design and I think the frame nicely compliments those colors.



Sunflower House
Blackbird Designs Loose Feathers #9
28ct Friendship Blue
GAST Fibers

And, just in time for the Holidays, one of my very favorite Blackbird pieces!



Tis the Season
Blackbird Designs
36ct Pear Lakeside Linens
CC Belle Soie


The pictures don't really do these pieces justice! Now I need to find the appropriate place to display them.

Today is a holiday for me - an extended weekend due to the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S. While many are out participating in the shopping frenzy trying to take advantage of the Black Friday deals, I am planning to stay home and enjoy the peacefulness of my home, listen to some Christmas music and work on finishing various needlework pieces!

Happy Stitching!

19 comments:

Diana said...

Thanks for sharing your framed finishes. They are lovely!

Stitchin' Sweet Sue said...

Isn't it always a thrill to get the beauties back home! Lovely, each and every one, thx for sharing:)

Laura said...

Gorgeous finishes! How exciting! You have the right idea about staying home and settling in for the season!!!! Have a great day!!!

Jeanne said...

They look great! I really like the red buttons on the DT piece much better than the white ones in the model - tucking that idea away for 'someday'. It's so exciting to get our framed pieces back isn't it.

Enjoy your holiday weekend!

Margaret said...

Such lovely framed pieces! Love them all!

Kathy A. said...

Cathy - what gorgeous work and the framing is perfect. I love that sunflower house. I saw my friend Lynn - Kearnel's Korner stitch this one and it is so nice.
Have a wonderful extended holiday.l

Theresa said...

Gorgeous frames!!!!! They go so well with your stitched pieces!!!!!!

Enjoy your holiday~~

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your framed pieces look wonderful. Hope you're enjoying your stitchy day.

mainely stitching said...

What wonderful framing, Cathy! Hooray!

Lynn said...

Your framed pieces are lovely! I just got back my BBD Sunflower piece from being stretched. I haven't had the money for framing right now but I'm hoping that Santa will help out in that department!
I hope you've enjoyed your quiet day at home.

carol fun said...

Beautiful finishes and beautiful frames! I chose that gold one on your BBD Christmas piece for a finish of mine and I love how it looks.

~*Shar*~ said...

Beautiful finishing hun; love the pictures and can't wait to see where you hang them...

Hugs, shar

Karen said...

Beautiful finish! I just love the Sunflower House....really need to move that one up in the list!

happy stitching...

Sherry said...

Beautiful holiday pieces! I always love a good finish. It makes me feel like I sigh a breath of relief over that piece!

Penny said...

I love seeing your framed finishes, they all look wonderful! I love the sunflowers and the big red cardinal. :)

Lee said...

Seeing your framing is so exciting! They're all great.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Congrats on the framed finshes! They look great. I stayed home too and avioded the madness that is Black Friday!

Bekca said...

These framed pieces look gorgeous! Your home will look very festive indeed :) Best wishes and happy stitching to you.

Andrea said...

Your framed finishes are wonderful.