Friday, 22 February 2013

Framed Finishes

Many of you will remember that I stitched a piece for my friend Trish last year as a thank you for the use of her sewing machine and help in finishing some of my smalls. She chose With Thy Needle & Thread Birds of a Feather which was a 3 part mystery stitch. I've had this piece finished and stretched for some time now but Trish wanted me to accompany her to the framers when the time came. 
Two weeks ago we were finally able to make the trip into the city together. Here are the results of her frame choice.



Trish loves primitive and wanted a frame to match her style. Here's a closeup of the frame.



I also brought a piece of my stitching that I wanted an estimate on for framing. I always work with the same lady, Kelly, at the shop. She now knows exactly what type of frames I veer towards and we work really well together. I had brought Plum Street Samplers Olga with me. Kelly found the most fantastic frame for it and then gave me an estimate. To my surprise Trish told her to go ahead with the framing and give her the invoice. When I protested she told me that she never knows what to give me for my birthday and this would be an early birthday gift (my birthday is in May). I was blown away!
She insisted and here's my lovely early gift.



Isn't she fabulous? I adore the frame which just compliments the whole piece so well. Thank you very, very much Trish for this awesome gift!

So far this week I've been stitching on a couple of smalls. One is for a RAK so I can't share it but the other is a St. Paddy's Day stitch by Heart in Hand Needleart called St. Patrick Bird. 



I didn't feel like heating up my iron so it's not the greatest pic but you get the idea. I'm using the same fabric for this as last year's Got Luck? freebie I stitched.

The sun is brilliant today and I feel like getting out for a bit so I might just wander down to The Gathering House and visit the Friday afternoon quilt group that gathers there. I might even take a few pics. 
Thank you all for your lovely comments on my last post. I shared the pic of the blackbird on FB and so many others told me that they had also seen signs of spring's nearby arrival. It seems the songbirds are making music in the morning at some locations and the time change to daylight savings is just around the corner. It can't come soon enough for me. Happy weekend!

26 comments:

Stress Less said...

Wow. Olga looks great!!!!! The frame is perfect.

Andrea said...

That is THE perfect frame. A special gift.

Gabi said...

A very special gift. The frame suits perfect.
Greetings from Germany

Sweet Sue said...

Beautiful work and fun escapades for you and Trish. Framing beautifully highlights each finish, don't ya love it when finishes come together exactly the way you envisioned them?! Have a sweet stitchy weekend:)

dixiesamplar said...

Beautiful stitching and perfect framing choices for both of them.

Krista said...

Oh, Olga looks so sweet! And I love the choice you made on the primitive frame, love the weathered look of it!

Natalia said...

Beautiful framing and very generous gifts to each other ! It is nice to have somebody at the framing shop to work with.

Linda said...

Both of these frames are perfect for the stitched designs inside of them! I love primitive also - so was really drawn to that frame. The one for "Olga" could not be any more wonderful! I love the little inside "beading" that so matches the colors of the pumpkin and the kitty... What lovely gifts to each other!

Linda in VA

Vickie said...

What a fabulous birthday gift. Olga looks perfect.

Deborah said...

The framing is perfect. I love the frame for Olga. What a wonderful gift from your friend.

Carol said...

Oh, my gosh!! I just love the Olga frame, Lynn--absolutely perfect. What a wonderful gift from Trish and your Mystery Sampler piece for her is amazing. Still don't know why I haven't stitched that one for myself!!

Please send some of your sunshine down my way--I am so sick of cold, gray days...

Bine said...

Olga and her frame are just made for each other! Absolutely amazing! What a wonderful birthday gift. :)
But I also like thread birds and the frame. It is a very good choice.
I forgot completely about St. Patrick's day....maybe I should do some stash diving tonight....

Silverlotus said...

Both of those frames are perfect! A framer who knows their stuff is worth their weight in gold, for sure.

Annette-California said...

Both framed samplers are beautiful. The frames are perfect!!! Congratulations! Great birthday gift. Happy Birthday.
love Annette

Loubie69 said...

The frame looks great and the rest of your stitching is wonderful too :-)

Nicola said...

Both the beautiful samplers have been framed to perfection.
What a wonderful friendship you have with Tricia

Giovanna said...

What lovely framing on both pieces - an excellent complement to your beautiful stitching.

Marilyn said...

Both pieces are gorgeous, the stitching and the frames look perfect.
Marilyn

Catherine said...

Wow!! I am in love with both pieces and those frames ~ perfect!!!!

Tatkis said...

Wow, both frames are great, I love how Olga is finished!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Sally said...

Wow those framed pieces are just gorgeous. Love the frame for Olga. It is perfect.

Anne said...

Wow! Both frames are perfect compliments to those designs! How sweet of you and your friend Trish to treat each other!! Olga looks very dashing in her new frame...your framer has a great eye!! Cute little St. Paddy's stitch you started. I just started the Got Luck one myself. Hopefully it'll be finished in time!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

GORGEOUS!!!! BOTH frame choices are perfection!!! Utter perfection :)

Katrina said...

Beautiful framing on both pieces Lynn, just lovely :)

Karen said...

The frames complement both pieces perfectly! It is so thoughtful of your friend to buy you the frame for your piece as well! I too can't wait for spring!

Judy S. said...

Lucky Trish! And lucky you! I love the Olga piece. too. Your framer is a real keeper!

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