Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Some Framed Stitchin'

Gentle Friends I picked up the three other framed pieces I had out - and here they are.....

... this was a great stitch-a-long from a few years ago - I am pretty sure it was called "A La Belle Etoile" as that was one of the labels I have used in the past.... I chose a white washed frame, since nothing to me really worked as well with the over dyed floss used.....

The next two pieces are more recent........

..... my version of "Elizabeth Shepard" - I chose a black frame (although it looks like there is some colour, it is black) I like the way that black frames really set off these repro Quaker pieces....  and the last piece...... my version of the "Mary Ann Hutton" sampler......

... sorry about the reflections, this is a charcoal coloured frame with a light beige line detail that matches the linen I used - since I used my conversion of Belle Soie for the stitching and shifted in my initials, and stitched the grass on the diagonal for a little interest - I didn't feel constrained to pick a more traditional frame.   I took these snaps with the pieces propped up and not hung.   Still stitching away on "Feast", I'll try and get a better snap of it up in a day or two.

Thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

36 comments:

Tina said...

All three are beautiful,great choice of framing

diamondc said...

Dearest Edgar: How beautiful they are I love your choices of frames, oh so lovely.
Catherine

SewAmy said...

amazing! All three are gorgeous and I always enjoy seeing your work!

Wagapapa said...

Awesome stitching, you've chosen the right frames for all of them. xoxo

Nancy said...

Very pretty! I did the SAL in the first photo too. It does look nice in the whitewashed frame.

Colleen said...

Good choices for frames :) I love black frames. I have several pieces framed with black and they really make them stand out.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Beautiful! Your stitching is always so lovely and perfect. :)

Blessings always

Kielrain said...

Love your framing, and your stitching.

Melissa said...

As always Edgar beautiful pieces :) Do you get your frames done professionally or do you order them?

Barb said...

Wow!some beautiful work! The frames work so well with the pieces.

Julie said...

Stunning work, superbly framed too.

Loraine said...

Great frames, for wonderful pieces! I especially like the whimsical snowman one. That is adorable.
The other 2 are just amazing as well. Now to find space to hang them! :)

Beth said...

Christmas in October! I always feel as though framed pieces are such wonderful 'gifts' to oneself. Enjoy!

dixiesamplar said...

Hi Edgar...I have loved catching up on your overseas travels and the lovely finishes you have been sharing! Sorry I am not always on top of my commenting, but I still lurk around for every post :-)

Silvia Saxosue said...

These three framed pieces are wonderful, I am sure that they will look fabulous on your wall! Well done, both the stitching and the choosing of the frames.

Catherine said...

Love them all!!!

cucki said...

Wow they all so beautiful..super perfect
Big hugs x

Jodi S said...

Don't you just love it when they are completely done and framed! Great finishes Edgar! And, I loved the feast snap! Coming along beautifully!

Melissa said...

Lovely framed pieces, Edgar. My fav has to be the last one as I love your changes in colour. Every time I see yours I say I need to stitch this!

Did you do the framing?

Margaret said...

They're all so beautiful! Wonderful framing!

Deborah said...

Beautiful finishes, Edgar. The frames are perfect.

Christine said...

They look fabulous! Great job

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

JEALOUS! But all are really GORGEOUS! :)

Kathy A. said...

Oh how lovely. What beauties they are all stitched and ready to hang.

Sherry said...

Beautiful!! I especially love the last one!

Kay said...

Gorgeous work, I especially love the winter scene as it is just happy!

Rita said...

Beautiful!!

Wanda said...

Each one of them is just gorgeous Edgar! I so enjoy your stitching, thrifting, getting to know SF and of course, your amazing trip!

Chris said...

Wonderful frame choices for these pieces. I hope that you have had a chance to hang them or have you needed to rearrange your wall?

Gayle said...

These are gorgeous. I especially love A La Belle Etoile. Love the frame.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Very nicely done! The exchange piece is really pretty, too.

Sharon said...

What perfect framing choices! The framing really accents the pieces. Thanks for sharing the "pretties"! :)

Susan said...

Perfect frames for your, as usual, perfect stitching. I like the grass stitched on the diagonal. I am always trying different stitching directions with variegated floss but haven't tried that direction.

priscilla said...

Love all your finished pieces !

Kate said...

Lovely pieces Edgar - I also did that French SAL, wonder where it is? Off to go try find it!

Cathie J said...

Your framed cross-stitch creations are beautiful. I especially like the white-washed frame. It complements the blue fabric wonderfully.