Gentle Readers and Dear Friends thank you so much for your input about floss colours - I think I know the direction to take....
Yesterday evening we drove down to South City, as a visit to Target was needed and there isn't one in San Francisco - and - since it is only about 10 minutes away it is close enough to make a quick stop. While we where there I thought about checking on the two pieces I had being framed at Michael's (you just can not beat a 70% off coupon) - I hadn't gotten a call but they are getting much quicker in the turn around of things. Luck was with me they had them finished up and just waiting for me - I call the serendipitous!!
Of course I took some snaps that really aren't half bad - for me at least.... The two pieces I had framed where the "Emblem of Love" Round Robin that I arranged with Wendy Jo, Suzanne, Margaret. Carol and Deb. The pattern is "An Emblem of Love" designed by Ellen Chester of "with my Needle."
I had it framed up tight like a traditional Quaker but chose a brighter frame with a little band of blue that I think brings out the blue in the piece. Here is a close up of the frame....
I really enjoyed this RR - and love the group stitching on a piece.... Now, I need to think about starting up another one..... any takers??
The second piece I had framed up is a piece I did a couple of years ago called "Les Jardin des Arbes" (The Garden of Trees) designed by d'Isabelle Vautier for the French Cross Stitch Magazine Mains & Marveilles. The magazine was OOP and I had the darnedest time finding a copy... but, with the kind loan of a copy by Julianna that I was able to do this really beautiful sampler.
I chose this frame because it looks all woodsy and I think fits the piece - it also has a light blue stripe that picks up the floss in the piece ( I did not use the recommended DMC Floss but came up with my own over dyed palette for this piece) Here is a close up of this frame...
Both pieces where made because of the friends I have met through this Blog and will always remind me of them!! I do thank everyone that either stitched and or help in the making of these lovelies... now to get them up on the wall.
At Target I found these treats....
..... for the freezer. You know I love me some Icy Pops - and to find super sour ones - woohoo!!!!!
There you go sports fans. Thanks again for all the kind comments and for stopping by.
Have a wonderful weekend!!