Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Progress Report and More Framing

It seems like it's either feast or famine with me and this blog. I have things to share with you, so for the time being it is a "feast" - I don't think you mind.

I shared with you that I am working on C Street Samplerworks Quaker Medallion; the pattern was a gift from my friend Diana and this is one of my crazy challenge pieces for the year. Within the last week I have made good progress on the alphabets; next up to stitch are some of the quaker motifs. This is such a relaxing stitch!

I picked up a few more framed pieces from JoAnn's too. Trust me, it was a really good sale, especially for smaller pieces. 50% plus $20 for the framing order. I couldn't pass it up!

This Blackbird design was stitched earlier this year (in January); I loved the red "cranberry bog" linen. Here it is now with my favorite frame.

Blackbird Designs
Blackbird's Winter Delivery
28ct R&R Cranberry Bog
DMC and Sampler Threads

This next piece has been in the waiting to be framed drawer for awhile. I stitched this in April 2009. Went with a simple frame for this quaker design.

La D Da
Quaker Alphabet
35ct WDW Straw
Belle Soie Creme De Menthe and Noir

Game Board Sampler from The Drawn Thread is still at JoAnn's being framed; I imagine it will be finished by the end of the week. I have come to like the ladies in the framing shop at JoAnn's very much; the woman that does the stretching and pinning does a fabulous job.

Rainy, stormy day here. I'm supposed to go on a boat cruise on Lake Minnetonka tonight with some customers from work. I don't think that the weather is going to cooperate. I wonder what Plan B is!

Quick shout out to my friend Judy in Alexandria, MN -- Welcome Home!


Giovanna said...

Congrats on your stunning framed pieces! Love the sampler too!

Unknown said...

I just ordered Quaker Medallion myself; yours is coming along beautifully!!

Love all your recent framing pieces and finishes...that pincushion from your last post is adorable.

Happy Stitchin'

Sue said...

Love your pieces, especially the La D Da Quaker Alphabet

Margaret said...

All your framed pieces are wonderful! As is your WIP. It's so fun to see everything!

Cristina said...

I love your framed pieces and your WIP looks wonderful.

Valerie said...

Nice prgress on the Quaker piece! The framing finishes are very nice...gotta love those framing sales. I really like the Cranberry Bog linen with the Blackbird design...just lovely!

Gabi said...

Your framed pieces look great. Totally in love with La D Da Quaker Alphabet. It looks great.
Your Wip looks great too.

valerie said...

Beautiful framing! They both look wonderful. Great start on your sampler too!

Bertie said...

Gorgeous stitching:)) love the black frame, it's fabulous with the pink.

Unknown said...

C Street is looking good! i love your framed pieces. I especially love the frame color you chose.

Lelia said...

beautiful stitching!

weather awful around here - be careful!

Brigitte said...

Hmmmm, here it's always famine with me and my blog, lol.
Both frames look really gorgeous. And you made some great progress on your WIP.

robindefender said...

Beautiful framed pieces, and can I just say "WOW!" That red linen piece is just stunning!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Beautiful framing finishes :)

woolwoman said...

Framing all looks great - my mom is stitching that quaker alphabet now - her is two shades of crescent colors blue - yours is very snappy in the creme de menthe and noir. I never venture to use neat colors like cranberry bog - I need to get out of my box! Melody

Lynn said...

Congrats on all your fantastic framed works! I love that La D Da piece!!

Sampler Fran said...

Carol, a friend sent me a link to your blog. Your Quaker Medallion is looking great! I'm glad you're enjoying it, and I'm looking forward to seeing the finished sampler.

Peace & Love,
Ruth Ann Russell