Thursday, August 12, 2010

Framed finishes - 3 samplers and a mermaid

I've had a framing splurge and picked them all up from the framers at once.

Just Nan's Catnip Tea - this kit was a gift and it was my first Just Nan stitched. I finished it in 2005 and waited this long to have it framed.

Just Nan's Creativity - my second Just Nan, also a gift and finished in 2008. I love the colours in this one - perfect for my loungeroom. I have green floor tiles and a pinky/red feature wall. This wall will become my sampler wall over time.

The 'B' Sampler - Some of you may remember when I finished this one in February this year. Not so fancy a finish, also because I hadn't given the framer a lot of excess fabric to work with. This one is destined for another wall in the house. I still like the verse I changed. The chart was a gift - a friend saw it and thought of me!!

The whopper -
I had been quoted in excess of $270 to have this framed. My lovely local lady charged me $80 - double matted, lovely frame, stretched and glass. (I should have remembered to ask for non-reflective!) Mirabilia's 'Mermaid Queen' (I think that's the title) - stitched on hand dyed evenweave (also a gift).


Patty C. said...

Gorgeous work - Lovely framed and finished - you should be proud :)

KAY said...

Love the finished and framed pieces Bronny. It is such a thrill to collect from the framer & finally be able to hang them for dispaly.

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Wonderful Bronny, isn't it such a thrill when on the way to framers! Good for you:)

nutmegg said...

Great work Bronny and I love the framing.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What a wonderful group of framed stitching to bring home! Have fun finding the perfect place to hang them!

Micki said...

What an accomplishment! You did a great job, and all the work is incredible to see!

Bette said...

Beautiful framing jobs! You got a steal on the Mermaid one. I wish I could get so lucky.

sharona said...

WOW!!! Girl1 You just keep outdoing yourself! They are all BEAUTIFUL!
Thanks for posting for me on your blog. i do LOVE all the heart and soul you put into it . i will never forget where and whom it came from. It is all sitting out for me to show off to all my friends that enter. Of course there's the story about how it all came about that they HAVE to listen to. LOL
THANKS AND BIGGGGGGGGG HUGS to you. i will never stop following.

Solstitches said...

Wow and wow again!
What a beautiful display.
Each one of your framed pieces is gorgeous.
I LOVE mermaids and this one is just stunning.

Aussie Stitcher said...

Congratulations on your framed pieces Bronny, they all look fabulous.