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:

  1. All three are beautiful,great choice of framing

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Blessings always

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  8. Love your framing, and your stitching.

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

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

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  11. Stunning work, superbly framed too.

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  12. 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! :)

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

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  14. 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 :-)

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  15. 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.

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

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  17. 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!

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  18. 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?

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  19. They're all so beautiful! Wonderful framing!

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  20. Beautiful finishes, Edgar. The frames are perfect.

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  21. JEALOUS! But all are really GORGEOUS! :)

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

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  23. Beautiful!! I especially love the last one!

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

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

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  26. 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?

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

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

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

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  30. 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.

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  31. Love all your finished pieces !

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

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

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