Gentle Readers and Dear Friends I was having a time with Blogger yesterday. I sat down to get a post ready and was typing along and then tried to get a picture up - not working... alrighty... then I was just going to post a little "non photo" type thing - and again, no go.... alrighty.... then I just gave up. I dug around in my albums some, deleted some photo's and then came back later in the day with the little post - and now everything seems to be working fine.
On Monday afternoon I got a phone call from the framers that the two piece I left were ready for pick up. So after work I drove down to south city and got them - and I am pretty happy overall with the way they turned out. Here are some snaps of the pieces...
This is "ABC Hornbook" from The Primitive Needle, designer Lisa Roswell. I started this just after her death - I really enjoyed the stitching and still feel the loss of such a talented person. I am sorry for the craptastic picture, I just couldn't get a clear shot with no hot flash spot. Here is a close up of the frame..
I liked the brushed and distressed elements of the frame and think it works well with the overall piece.
The other piece I had framed was this...
This is the "Mystery Sampler" from With thy Needle and Thread, designer Brenda Gervais. I choose a plain oak frame for this and I am quite pleased with how it turned out. I am planning on sending this to my Mom as it really "looks" like her style and is totally her colour scheme... and her Birthday is coming up - so it all works out fine! I actually took a few more pieces but with the selection of frames they had I couldn't find anything that I liked to go with what I had brought - so maybe next time.
I am part of a stitching group "Friends Stitching Through the Seasons" and heard from my partner, Diane, that the package I sent her for Spring, had arrived - and I wanted to show the stitched piece I made and sent..
I made a box for this exchange - the stitched piece on top is called "Hip Hop" from Bent Creek. I have had this chart for quite a while and just never had just the right time to stitch it up - this was the time to stitch it up and it turned out really cute!! I sent along some extra treats and everything arrived and was well received.
I wanted to Post some of my weekend snaps ....
With all the storms pushing in from the NW - the ocean is just gorgeous!!! I took this picture up by the Cliff House looking south. Look over to the left and you can see a little windmill in the distance- that's were Queen Wilhelmina's Garden is. Some more shots from the garden...
Those dark purple tulips were really lovely. It was a beautifully bright sunny day - however the wind off the ocean was blowing a freezing gale from freaking Alaska - and so we were frozen solid by the time I wrapped up my picture taking.
I made a super easy coffee cake on Sunday....
That recipe will go up in the morning.
I think that's about it for today sports fans. I am way behind in my emails and things so please forgive some latish answering on my part!! Let me leave you with a snap of our cute little Easter bowl..
A sweet gift from a dear friend. Mr Rabbit is just darling holding down those Reese's Pieces Pastel candy eggs - they are delicious!!!
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