Friday, April 29, 2011

Finally Framed Finishes

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends thank  you so much for your input about floss colours - I think I know the direction to take....
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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??
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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.
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At Target I found these treats....

..... for the freezer.  You know I love me some Icy Pops - and to find super sour ones - woohoo!!!!!
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There you go sports fans.  Thanks again for all the kind comments and for stopping by.  
Have a wonderful weekend!!

 Take care,
edgar

57 comments:

Margaret said...

Both pieces came out beautifully! I love your choice of frames! Serendipity indeed that they were ready and waiting for you!

ara said...

Precioso!!!!!!!!!!
Besos.

Susan said...

The frames are lovely as is the stitching!
Don't you just love the burst of sour in your mouth at the first lick! I'll have to look for these.

Happy Stitching!

diamondc said...

Edgar: I love your pieces they are beautiful, your stitching is wow lovely, exquisite is more like it.
Thank-you for sharing.
Sour anything or anything with lemon is my fav.
Happy Spring to you and Rico and the kids.
Catherine

Karen said...

Both framed pieces are so beautiful! Great job with the frames.

The only downside to these blogs is the "enabling" that occurs!

Happy stitching...

Joy said...

Both pieces are beautiful (as always). Love, Love, Love them.

riona said...

The framed pieces are lovely and should make a very nice addition to your wall of samplers.

My husband's latest favorite ice pop is Edy's tangerine fruit juice bars: sweet and tart all at once. You might give them a try if they are available on the West Coast.

Julianne said...

Edgar,

Your framed pieces ate just beautiful. I hope you and Rico get a lot of enjoyment from having them grace your walls.

Karen said...

Emblem of Love is gorgeous! great RR. I wouldn't mind being in one. Any plans on stitching piece? is it all the same one?

Yvonne..... said...

Just lovely - both pieces! They are framed just perfect. Thanks for sharing!

Patty C. said...

"Les Jardin des Arbes" (The Garden of Trees) Is just Gorgeous - Awesome pattern & it looks lovely framed :)

Sorry to hear it is out of print ;(
Enjoy your day

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

Both of your samplers are beautiful, but I particularly like your thread choice on Garden of Trees.
I forgot to post about your giveaway - doh - but I've done it now. Irene xxx

Lucie said...

They are beautiful - the frames really set them off.

Nancy said...

Beautiful samplers! Love your frame choices! So nice that these pieces remind you of friends, that is what stitching so special!

Deb said...

Both you pieces came out absolutely wonderful! Perfect choice of framing!!! They compliment the pieces very well.

I haven't tried those Icy Pops, but I think I'll have to pick up some for the kids. I know that they will be all over them. The more sour the better.

Glenna said...

Wow! Beautiful framing--such wonderful choices for gorgeous stitchy projects.

Pat Matejcek said...

Edgar your samplers are beautiful!! I love your choices of framing. You did an absolutely wonderful job. Have a great weekend. Pat

Jennifer said...

Both are absolutely stunning, Edgar! Lovely, indeed.

I know the excitement when they are framed@!!!

Take care,
Jennifer
Feathers in the Nest

Jules said...

Your framed pieces are lovely!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Your framed pieces are gorgeous, Edgar! The colors are so pretty and I love the more modern frame with the traditional quaker - very pretty!

I'll have to pop over to our Target and see if they have the warheads icey pops. Yuck, I say - I don't like sour but Ty would love 'em!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Ah-perfect choices you made for these! They are both beautiful.

I don't know if they come so far west, but have you tried Lindy's Italian Ice? There's another brand, Luigi's maybe, but Lindy's has more flavors, and they're little cups of delight.

Meari said...

Your pieces look great framed up :)

Luned said...

Stunning pieces! I bought the pattern for EoL after seeing it on your blog last year, though I still haven't started it yet. I think your choice of colours for it is perfect - the balance of reds and blues is lovely.

Kielrain said...

Really lovely framed pieces. Beautiful.

DonnaTN said...

Both of your newly framed pieces are beautiful. Have a lovely weekend and don't eat too many sour pops. I'm feeling puckery just thinking about them.

BrendaS said...

Your framing came out beautifully and how wonderful that they were waiting for you:))))

Have a great weekend

Deborah said...

Both pieces are beautiful! Love the frames.

Suzanne said...

Both of the pieces have turned out beautifully. I still haven't got round to framing my Emblem Of Love piece.

I really enjoyed out RR and I would definitely be up for another.

J Rae said...

Your framed pieces look gorgeous! :-)

Maggee said...

As usual and as expected, the frames are perfect for each piece. I have never seen "Les Jardin des Arbes" but it is simply delightful! Emblem I saw as it was being stitched, but all together is so beautiful! Congrats on the wonderful finishes! Hugs.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! What a treat that they were waiting for you.I'd be interested in a RR. I haven't done one for many years and have admired a few recent ones on blogs. Don't you just love Target? I go there for one item and come out with a full cart! Hugs, Nancy in NY

Kerri said...

Both pieces are fabulous! What fun to share your love with other stitchers. I don't know how you get so much done!

Any idea what issue/year the Garden of Trees is from? I would love to stitch that piece and am sad to hear it is OOP. Let the hunt begin!

Nancy said...

Such gorgeous framed samplers, and I love your choice of frame for each one. They go together beautifully!

Target is always a fun trip, isn't it?

Katherine said...

Oh Edgar! Beautiful. Both pieces are gorgeous. My fav is the Garden of Trees - wonderful.

Ellen said...

Gorgeous! Love your choices of frames!

Hugs,

MarchAnn58 said...

Edgar, I love both pieces and I'm glad you told us the the tree sampler is not really out there any more it saves me trying to find it. They are going to be really enrich your collection.
Enjoy your pops, my mouth is watering just looking at them, just like it does when I look at sour lemons yummy.

gailaDianne said...

Your framed pieces are wonderful!!!! The colors sign! I would love to participate in a round robin. Set a date.

gailaDianne said...

I am sorry....I meant to say....sing....not sign!

Would love to participate in a rr!

I promise my stitching is better than my typing!
gailaDianne
quietlestitching@yahoo.com

Sharon said...

Gorgeous framing!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous pieces!! I know you are so excited to have them framed. I will be framing a few things soon- my dad made me some frames and brought them this weekend as they are here for a visit. :) One of them is my Sampler Girl Sense and Sensibility Sampler. ♥ yay!

Mary said...

WOW - that Garden of Trees is even more beautiful than And a Tree Grew - and I LOVE that! How lucky you were to have the chance to sttich such a beauty!

Mary in MN

m_kaeding@hotmail.com

Carolyn said...

Both pieces are just stunning, Edgar! Of course your stitching is lovely and a perfect choice for frames. :) If you decide to do another RR, give me a holler. I haven't done one in ages, but might like to do one again. :) You and Rico have a wonderful weekend. I look forward to Mondays to see what all y'all have been up to on the weekends! LOL

mdgtjulie said...

Grats Edgar. I think the frames you chose are perfect for the pieces. And glad you were able to get them even though they hadn't called. I'm paraniod, and my Michael's uses pins in the framing, so I use Hobby Lobby cause they lace. I'm scared moisture would somehow get inside and cause rust. Something like that would happen to me, lol. I have the worst luck!!! Glad you found some treats at Target too. I love Warheads!!

staci said...

Both of your framed pieces looks stunning! Wonderful choices!

Enjoy your otter pops...we always have some in the freezer around here!

Beth said...

Great job with the framing - I particulary like your French styled piece - very very nice!

Sandy In Montana said...

Your samplers are absolutely gorgeous, Edgar.

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy

Jo said...

Wow! Beautiful frames for two beautiful pieces... where will you hang them?

Sherry said...

Both pieces were framed beautifully! I especially love the Garden of Trees though. These will be treasured additions to your home.

Angela P said...

I love both frames you chose for those stunning pieces you have stitched :)

Alice said...

Beautiful framing! I love icy pops too... they make sour ones? Yum

Pointed Stitcher said...

Both of your pieces are great but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the french piece.

JOLENE said...

Love both of those beauties! They look awesome all framed up. Congrats! Smiles....

Carol R said...

Two beautifully framed pieces especially the Emblem of Love - I remember stitching my section! You have reminded me I need to get mine framed. Let me know if you decide to start another RR - depending on the pattern -I might be tempted sign up!

Elisa said...

Fantastic framed pieces, you must be cock-a-hoop!!

Lynette said...

Both framed pieces are beautiful!

Anne said...

Your framed finishes are beautiful! My favourite is the Quaker piece with that touch of blue on the frame!

Katrina said...

Both pieces are so pretty and the frames are perfect!!!!