Friday, 21 September 2012

Totally unexpected!

My choice for a new start that is. After considering some of the choices I'd pulled I was all set to start This is the Day. That was until I picked up my latest framed work, Gobble, yesterday. After seeing how gorgeous it looked I was all gung ho to get started on one of the others in the series, Ghoul.

Here's the reason for all my excitement.


I am in love with this frame!! I knew it would look good when I picked it out but I didn't realize just how good until it was finished. I love how the gold in the frame picks up on the gold in the piece. Now I'm anxious to finish all four in this series (Give, Gather, Gobble, Ghoul). The frame also comes in black which will be perfect for Ghoul. I got started on it late this morning and here's where I am up to this point.


I'm stitching it on Picture This Plus Mello. Mello and Legacy are two of my all time favourite fabrics. I've used them both on numerous occasions and Gobble is stitched on Legacy.

Speaking of Picture This Plus, my order arrived from their Christmas in July sale. It might sound rather late for an order to arrive but this is such a huge sale and they often have to dye more fabric to meet the demand. It's worth the wait! This year I ordered a few new colours to try along with my standards.


I briefly considered the one in the middle for Ghoul but there is quite a bit of the gray in it and I thought it might be too much since the design is stitched with so much black.

The other addition to my stash this week is a new scissor/flower frog. My friend Pam has long admired my green rosebowl frog seen below.

I been trying to find one like it for her but without any luck. However, several weeks ago an auction popped up on ebay for not one but two frogs. They weren't green but they were gorgeous nonetheless. They were both rosebowl frogs and the bowls were clear with a silver overlay on them. After checking with Pam, we watched the items which had a couple of bids on them already. Then, during the final minutes of the auction, we swooped down with a higher bid and won. After splitting on the cost, my frog ended up costing me only $12.50! 


Pretty, isn't it? Now I've got Pam hooked and she's looking for more. Oh, but I do love enabling others!
That's about it for this week. My hubby and I have a very busy weekend ahead of us including a 10 course Chinese banquet which is a fundraiser for our church. Not a good weekend to look at cutting back on eating!

26 comments:

Vickie said...

Oh Lynn! Gobble is just wonderful. =)

natalyK said...

Love the new framed piece. Good luck with your new start. As for flower frog, I am completely addicted. I added an amber colored one similar to your green one to my collection this summer. It's so much fun hunting for them.

dixiesamplar said...

Lovely job on Gobble...can't wait to see Ghoul, might have to do that one myself :o) Great fabbies you snatched up...I am always missing out on those kind of deals!

Love those frogs too..gorgeous.

Krista said...

Love that turkey! :) Great collection of scissors too!

Karen said...

Love the frame on Gobble! It does look great! Looking forward to seeing Ghoul. Love your new fabric stash and your frog too!

BrendaS said...

Beautiful finish Lynn and great frame choice!

Nice deal on the scissor frogs:)

Daffycat said...

Oh my, oh my! Gobble looks A-MAZING! What an awesome frame up...congratulations, Lynn!

Daffycat said...

Oh yeah...love the frog and fabrics too!

Von said...

Such a lovely newly framed piece you have,Lynn! I know you'll have great satisfaction each time you see it. :)

Nicola said...

Gobble looks beautiful and I love your choice of frame.

Wishing you a good weekend, enjoy your banquet.

stitcherw said...

Love your fabrics, and what a great find on the scissor frogs. Gobble looks gorgeous all framed, and Ghoul will be a fun new start for the series. I hadn't seen that one. Thanks for the welcome back, I really hadn't realized how long I'd been gone, so much seemed to hit in a short period of time I kind of lost direction for a while. Looking forward to watching Ghouls progress.
Sue

Erica said...

Gotta love that Gobble!
Beautiful frame too!

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

Gobble is so handsome and i love the fabric stash you got - I was sorely tempted by their sale but everyone was having sales at the same time and i had already gone too crazy - maybe next year

Carol said...

Wonderful, wonderful framed finish, Lynn--makes me want to go pick up my Gobble pattern and start on it today :)

Nancy said...

Gobble is gorgeous! So is your new frog! That 10 course Chinese banquet sounds wonderful, enjoy yourself!

Siobhán said...

Gobble is wonderful, Lynn! I love that frame! Perfect choice for it. Great frog, too.

Anne said...

Gobble looks fantastic in that frame! It's so beautiful Lynn! Love your frogs and all that fabby!! Hugs!

Lois said...

I love the frame for Gobble, it's perfect for it! I'm not surprised you couldn't resist starting Ghoul! I love Mello and Legacy too. Great fabric from PTP and love the frog!

Judy S. said...

Gobble looks great! I love your new scissor-minder, too.

Chris said...

Hey Lynn,
I can see why you wanted to star Ghoul, gobble looks amazing! Your new fabrics are lovely too.
I love your fall blog background too.

Beth Pearce said...

Gobble is gorgeous, and you are right, the frame is perfect!


Really lovely new scissor frog!

Tatkis said...

What a perfect frame for Gobble!
Good luck with your new start!
Linens are so lovely, and frog scissor holders are very cute!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Dani - tkdchick said...

Gobble does look fantastic in that frame. I'm having a hard time settling on what I want to stitch lately!

Catherine said...

Love, love, love how your piece turned out ~ the frame is perfect! Yummy fabrics and what a beautiful frog too!

Sally said...

That frame is lovely and I love your new start.

Oh wow those fabrics are to die for! Gorgeous colours. Love the frog too.

Veronica said...

What lovely framing. No wonder you're anxious to finish the series. Great start too.

Oh my, that is indeed a gorgeous frog. Congrats on winning the bid :)

Hugs,
Veronica.

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