Saturday, March 26, 2005

My newly framed projects are finally hanging on the walls!

I am happy to report today that here are the photos of my newly framed projects:
Image hosted by Photobucket.comThis is Mystery VI - Indian Summer Reflections by Chatelaine/Martina Weber. This took a year to stitch. I signed up for the mystery group and purchased my materials from European Cross Stitch (you can also get them from Dragonfly Dreams). Each month everyone in the group received a password that allowed us to download part of the chart. All we knew ahead of time was that this was an autumn themed garden... Martina runs these constantly, and they are great fun! My garden now proudly hangs at the top of stairs heading up to the second floor, right outside my bedroom door. It is HUGE!
Image hosted by Photobucket.comThis is Storm Bringer by Dragon Dreams. I stitched this as a SAL with my friend Karen last year. I really loved stitching this pretty dragon, even though it required DMC Rayon Floss :-) Mike chose the framing for this one. I am not a fan of single mats, but it was his choice, and it came out OK. The frame is silver painted wood, not metallic as it appears in the photo.
Image hosted by Photobucket.comAnd finally, this is Shimmering Mermaid by Mirabilia. I stitched this one on my own. I used Fathom 32 ct lugana from Picture This Plus. I like how my mermaid looks like she is from Cape Cod instead of the Caribbean or the tropics, as I usually see her stitched. This was my first ever completed Mirabilia, so I am very proud of her! She now hangs in the space between the two spare bedroom doors where my nieces often visit :-) I chose to frame her similarly to how Nora did on the chartpack cover :-)
Image hosted by Photobucket.comAnd, today I took out a project that I have been longing to get back into my little "rotation" of sorts - I had feared that Little Wings might officially become a UFO if I did not get back to it. I got some good time in on it today, and it has now been saved from that horrible fate :-) I don't think you can see all of the ecru stitching I busily did on the little girl's dress today. Oh well...

Stitched on today: Little Wings (it gets full attention today)

4 comments:

Bea said...

Hi Carol!
I read your post on my blog, you're really kind! I'll write you soon! Thank you.
Today I want to whish you Happy Easter and tell that I love how Shimmering Mermaids looks. Beautiful! Compliments for Little Wings too! I have to stitch that pattern...sooner or later!
Bea

Kiwi Jo said...

Great framing Carol! I think Shimmering Mermaids is my favorite since I love mermaids. Did you or hubby make the final decisions as to where to hang them??

Anonymous said...

Carol, all your framed pieces are wonderful :)

KarenV

Isabelle said...

What wonderful framing. You will feel so proud whenever you encounter those around your place now!
They're all stunning, each in a different way. I can't tell which one I like best - they simply suit various moods!

And - that's good news about Little Wings! :)