Friday, February 26, 2010

TGIF - Finally

GR&DF it is here - finally - the day of the week we do not dread - as Mondays are a downer -Fridays are just duper de duper!!!

Last night I was cleaning/straightening/shifting the crap around and instead of moving some frames upstairs and into the closet where they belong I thought tomyself - "hey self, why not just frame something!!" So of course my mind shifted to something more fun than messing with the mess!!!!! And, the result is this -


I am liking the way this looks in this old wooden gold frame. The piece is so busy that any bigger frame would look way heavy. After the last tack was in I got that sucker up on the stitching wall!! Here is a rather crappy snap of this space which I have the darnedest time trying to get a snap of -


I then got to some exchange stitching.

The "big storm" is pushing in from the Pacific ocean this morning and Mission street is already showing the wet of that mess and I think today, tonight and even in the morning the rains are going to be heavy and the winds blustery - which sound to me like a warm, stay in the house stitching weekend!

Just so you don't think I did nothing constructive last night I did get the four loads of laundry washed and put away so I don't have to do it this weekend!!

The flickers last night where - "Guadalcanal Diary" - 1943 -starring Lloyd Nolan, William Bendix, Richard Conte and a really young Anthony Quinn. A hard hitting film version of the first offensive in the Pacific Theater. Just one year after the actual invasion it was an amazing movie for the time. This was followed up by "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" 1953 - a great musical romp starring Marylin Monroe and Jane Russell and aptly supported by Charles Coburn and Norma Varden. A really fun film that if you haven't seen it you should make the time.

There you go sports fans - Have a great weekend and do stop by again!!

Take care,
edgar

35 comments:

Berit said...

This is some good-lookin' stitchin'! I think you are exactly right about the optimal choice being this thinner moulding.

This really is a striking piece, and if recollection serves it is worked in the colours of your Alma mater?

staci said...

I am amazed at how your estate sale frames and your samplers always match up so perfectly! Beautiful framed finish!!!

Kim B said...

I'm going to take a cue from you Edgar and do some laundry today! You did an incredible job with the framing!

Jennifer said...

What a beautiful piece! You certainly do wonderful framing ! I am doing up the laundry so I can stitch on 'Lo How a rose' I see your framed 'Lo ' on your wonderful wall and as usual it is very inspiring. Have a stitchy weekend!

Luned said...

Ooh, looks fantastic - as usual! When you come to the UK, I want to drag you round with me to find frames and then decide which of my few finished pieces to put in which.
Have a great stitchy weekend.

Catherine said...

What a lovely piece! It's absolutely stunning!

Alf N Stitches said...

The frame is perfect! Incredible---looks like they were made for each other! Your stitching, as always, is superb!

Enjoy your weekend!

Valerie said...

That frame fits perfectly! A wonderful compliment to such a lovely project!

Loraine said...

So gorgeous! The frame is perfect for this piece. I love your color choices!
Good job with motivation! Love it!
Have a fab weekend!

Carol R said...

Perfect frame for a perfect piece of stitching!
Have a lovely stitchy weekend!

Sadie said...

Oh, it looks lovely Edgar :-)
I hope you enjoy your stitchy weekend x

KimV said...

Edgar... that is truely BEAUTIFUL! You make me jealous with your stitching wall... and you stash you received the other day!!! EYES POPPIN! lol
Have a wonderful weekend.

Kelly said...

The frame looks like it was made for that piece. Enjoy your stitching weekend.

Nancy said...

Beautiful framed sampler! I agree the frame looks perfect with this piece, and your wall looks so pretty. I found a silver frame almost identical to your gold one at the Good Will thrift shop a couple of days ago! I can't wait to stitch something perfect for it.

Have a FANTASTIC weekend!

JOLENE said...

What a perfect match Edgar. The frame compliments your stitchery to a "T"!! Congrats on the beautiful arrangement.

stitchenmylifeaway said...

The frame is just perfect for you sampler. The wall is looking magnifique!!

Shay

Melissa said...

You did a wonderful job with framing the sampler. I wish I could watch you do it.

One curious thing though about the frame - it's really skinny. Now I had purchased an old frame at one of these sales (a la Edgar) and took it to the framer's to re-use and she said the frame is too shallow. When I look at yours I think there shouldn't be much difference in the two. So, I'm perplexed!

Anyway, always enjoy seeing your framing and your wall is looking great!

SharoninStLouis said...

Edgar -- gorgeous framing job and a beautiful piece of stitching, as always. I'm attaching a link to our local newspaper that I thought you might enjoy. Did not realize that Kathryn Grayson grew up in our area.

http://www.websterkirkwoodtimes.com/Articles-i-2010-02-26-168838.113118_ActressSinger_Kathryn_Grayson_Was_A_Keysor_Kid.html

ariadne said...

I loooooved the ABC finished and framed.Simply gorgeous!Ariadne from Greece!

Beth said...

Your sampler looks perfect in that frame, don't you just love it how things work out? Love the colors. I was just on the phone with our travel department in SFO and he said it's very blustery up there, sounds like a great time to stay inside and stitch and stay warm! I think we're supposed to get the rain down here in SoCal later tonight. And I'm with you, Fridays are certainly bearable.

devonaz said...

Oh that looks like it was made for that piece...good job..and your wall is looking good...thanks for sharing it with us..have a marvalous weekend..

Kielrain said...

Amazing job with the framing. What a perfect frame for the piece.

I love your sampler wall as well.

Lynette said...

That's a beautiful piece Edgar and it looks just right in the frame you used. Can I ask the name and designer of the piece please? Thanks.

Jennifer said...

Love the frame job! Sometimes A.D.D. is a good thing.
Your de-stash package arrived to me today. Wow, what a great selelction. Thanks so much. Have a great weekend.

Sherry said...

Wonderful! You did a fantastic job on the framing and the gold really sets off the browns in the piece! I really like how your wall is coming along!

corinna said...

well done
stay dry and warm
stitch yourself happy

Brenda said...

I love the sampler you framed, it looks great, I enjoyed watching your progress back when you stitched it, I love your thread colors and it turned out so nice. Your sampler wall also looks great! You are so inspiring!
Hope you have a great stitchy weekend, they are the best kind.

Jules said...

Well, at least you seem to be feeling a bit better since you were able to get 4 loads done! LOL

I love the framed piece you have added to your wall! I agree, the frame suits it perfectly.

Nic said...

Good choice of frame!

Now, do you go out to estate sales with a list of mesaurements of your finished pieces and a tape measure, or are you just lucky? ;o)

Siobhan said...

That looks great, Edgar! Great choice in framing. I love your sampler wall, too!

Margaret said...

Oh wow! I love your framed sampler -- and your sampler wall!!! Beautiful! As for the rain -- at least it's just rain. lol! We got over a foot of snow with tons of huge branches down in our yard and driveway from the heavy snow. Bleagh!

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Love the framing and the stitched piece is lovely. Good job with the self framing - I need to do more of that!!

Roberta

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Hey, your self, myself says, Great Job - stitching and framing!

Kellie said...

Love the framing! And the whole stitchy wall where it is now hanging! Hope you had a fun stitchy weekend. :)

DonnaTN said...

Your newly framed piece looks great as does your hard to photograph wall!