Monday, July 26, 2010

Monday rolls around again....

GR&DF I am now in the mood for some delicious okra - and will certainly be getting some on Wednesday.

The past weekend was low key - with the usual stuff -

On Saturday Dale and I ran around to some Estate/Yard sales - Here is a snap -


I got two great old frames - the large black and gold frame dates to 1905 - since the black backing paper had never been disturbed and the certificate is 1905 - I figure that's the date - and the lovely walnut and gold shadow box frame that dates to the last quarter of the 19th century. I also picked up an old little sewing tomato, an older hoop, a china/bisque lady figure that I think is the top to a pin cushion - and great old church key. I usually have a tape measure with me but of course I left it home and just took a chance on the frames - they where totally cheap and in great condition - the large black one had a couple of nicks and scratches - but a quick swipe with some black shoe polish et voila - c'est perfect!! So above the before picture and now here's what I did on Saturday afternoon after getting home....

I got Ellen into the shadow box one - like a glove, it fit so nicely - and.....


I popped that Medical certificate out and slid in my CHS Alpha-blocks - again like it was made for the piece. I am really happy about getting these out of the "to be framed" pile - and up on the wall. Here is a dark and crappy snap of the stairway needlework -

and here is a close up of the two shadow box frames...

I think they look very nice together - I couldn't be happier about the way the "wall " is shaping up.

Also on Saturday we ran through Golden Gate Park and made a quick stop at the Bison Paddock - with all the Bison stuff in the news I was curious - here are a couple of snaps -

Here is a shot of the "Bison House" and the lone Bison out grazing around...


.... leaning against the fence and zooming in - I got this snap - It was a cold mid 50's day so I guess it was too cold to wander around.

I also whipped up a pan of brownies -


They are pretty tasty and are going very nicely with my morning cup of coffee here and I type out today's post.

There you go sports fans another weekend of fun. Thanks for stopping by and do come by again!!

Take care,
edgar

31 comments:

Kristen said...

Wow, Edgar, you hit the jackpot! The framed pieces look great, and I love your wall of stitching!

Anonymous said...

What great finds! The frames look beautiful. I can't believe how perfectly they fit. CHS Alphabet is my next piece to get framed. My birthday is coming up and I've asked for the framing. I'll drop it off next time I get to the shop. I know you can make a great pincushion bottom for the porcelain lady. C'mon Edgar! Stitch one up! Hugs, Nancy D.

Carol R said...

Fabulous frames and a perfect fit too!
Mmmn brownies - my favourite - they look delicious!

Berit said...

Congrats on the frame-ups--they look spectacular! :D

Margaret said...

Wow! So do you pick the frames for specific pieces or did they just happen to fit? They're both beautiful! I love the shadowbox frame especially. I should learn how to frame myself....... I have sooooo many samplers that need framing. Do you do the pin method or the lacing?

Karen said...

the frames are perfect! they look awesome and so does the wall. :)

~Judy~ said...

Just wonderful!! Your Ellen and CHS pieces were made for those frames.

Isadarena said...

Hi, Edgar, your frames are so perfect and I love your sampler wall: so nice !!
Wow !!! I am always very impressed by your bisons .
Isabelle

Rachel S said...

Nice frames! Are you keeping the things you took out of them? They seemed interesting on their own

natalyK said...

Edgar, Love the framing. What a great way to find beautiful frames for your needlework!

Sandra said...

Those frames are a perfect fit, you couldn't have got better if you had had them made. Great find!!

Peggy Lee said...

That wall of yours is absolutely gorgeous!
Okra: yak
Brownies: yum
I'm probably one of only a handful of people who in live in the south and doesn't like okra!

DaisyGirl said...

You always find great things when you go estate hunting!
Frames look fabulous!

valerie said...

Great framing! Love Ellen Birdseye!

Laura said...

Gorgeous! I think I would have heart palpitations due to extreme excitement if I saw your wall of needlework! It is stunning! Love the use of the vintage frames!!!!!!

Kielrain said...

Amazing framing job. So perfect for your pieces.

Mama Joan said...

Great find on the frames. I just love recycling old frames. I always think the dings in the frames give them character.

Lisa M said...

I love your sampler wall. I think if I visited you would have a hard time getting me past the wall and into the living room lol!

What did you do with the med cert? Seems strange to own something like that about a complete stranger!

Bronny said...

What a lovely find and so lovely to see your sampler wall. Very inspirational. Always lovely to see your work.

Maggie said...

What a great find those frames were, and the fit your peices perfectly :-)

DonnaTN said...

The bison looks lonely. Does he have any bison friends? Your 2 new frame finishes are great. You have the best luck finding stuff at those yard/estate sales! Now I really want okra and brownies!

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

The brownies look good!!

Love the frames, how lucky can one be!! Great finds.

Have a wonderful day and week.

Roberta

Deborah said...

The frames were perfect and pieces look wonderful on your wall.

Sharlotte said...

They all looks so great Edgar!! All of us stitchers have many pieces that we have "unframed". Isn't it funny how we slowly frame things to put together and they seem to magically go together? I have found a few frames at yard/garage/estate sales , but I don't have the knack you do for finding just the right frame! You always seem to find just the right frame. Sure saves you lots of money!

Sherry said...

love the finds! and brownies - all I can say is YUM!!

Paisley said...

Simply gorgeous, Edgar! Your CHS alphabet still blows me away!

Jan said...

super great frame deals, Edgar...and those brownies look yummy!!! Your sampler wall is looking fantastic!!!

Melissa said...

Oh man you're unbelievable, Edgar! Not only do you do lots of great stitching (& baking & cooking!) but you find these great frames AND you frame the pieces yourself. They ARE gorgeous!

Carol said...

Absolutely awesome to find frames that are so perfect for your pieces. I am totally addicted to any sampler with a red house. In your second wall pic, I spy a sampler with a red house. Would you mind sharing the name of the design? I absolutely adore it!!

Cindy F. said...

LOVE your BEAUTIFUL wall of GORGEOUS treasures:) Awesome framing too!

mainely stitching said...

Your wall of framed pieces is absolutely stunning!!!!