Sunday, January 08, 2006

Soooo close.... (and some more framed projects)

...but not done yet! Yep, Martina gave us a lot to stitch for Part 1. This is pretty much it, though. I just have to do the burgundy backstitching in two more corners. I have no SAL commitments for tomorrow, so I will work on it tomorrow night. And, what the heck, I guess I will just add the beads on then too.

This is for Dani.... we stitched Celtic Band Sampler together along with Katrina. I know Dani is anxious to see what frame I selected for mine. Here is a closeup of its detail. I need to ask Mike to try to photograph the entire sampler today, as my efforts have been poor - the darn flash gets in the way! But here is a start for you!

And now, the three pieces I got back from the framer yesterday - with the best pics we could really get of them... the color of the fabric for Celtic Band Sampler does not look right, but we had to turn off the flash in order to avoid those horrible bursts of light in the glass :-(

Celtic Band Sampler

c. Homespun Samplar

Silkweaver 32 ct Rock Quarry Lugana

Stitched in 2005 with Dani and Katrina


The Marriage of Minds

c. The Drawn Thread

Zweigart Summer Khaki Belfast Linen w/Weeks and DMC conversion

Stitched in 2003 as our 10th wedding anniversary sampler


Garden Bounty

c. Lanarte

28 ct. Potato Annabelle

Stitched in 2002


As I was going through some photos just now, I decided this one from yesterday is fairly good, so I am sharing it - left to right, my niece Nicole, my niece Caitlin, my SIL Renee, and my Mom... and Nobska, who is sure growing fast! :-) This was our make up Christmas celebration as the family was on Cape Cod over the holiday. Renee's father has been very ill.

Stitched on today: Mystery IX

22 comments:

Barbara said...

Oh my gosh. That is a gorgeous, stupendous, stunning frame. I can't wait to see the whole sampler. I bet it's just ... amazing.

BeckySC said...

Hi Carol,
That's a beautiful frame! I love your choice! VERY, VERY nice!

Your progress looks great!

hugs :)

tkdchick said...

Wonderful frame!!! I can't wait to see Mike's pictures!

Jenna said...

I can't wait to see a full picture of the sampler. Looks great so far!

Bastet said...

Mystery sampler is filling out quickly. I've enjoyed seeing the progress so far. As for the framing...oh my! they did a wonderful job.

Julie said...

You're work is lovely. Thank you so much for sharing. Julie

Stitchie Kiwi said...

Oh wow that Mystery is looking beautiful ... I was sooooo tempted to join this one, maybe next years :) (considering I've still got last years Christmas one to finish! LOL).

The framing is beautiful too - I especially love Marriage of the Minds - it is definitely on my to do list, maybe for our 20th :)

Oh gosh - I love it all LOL

Anonymous said...

Mystery IX is really coming to life now. Beautiful. And those framed pictures seem to be really big project. Well done. Ann.

AnneS said...

Your framed pieces look wonderful! The simplicity of the plain wood frame really suits them - I especially like the Lanarte one ... perhaps because I love birds :) Talking of which, I forgot to say the other day, the photo Karen sent of the cockatoos on the railing is fantastic - that's one thing that still amazes me living in Aussie - seeing the bright and tropical birds out in the wild, that I've only ever seen in the zoos before! Every night I watch big flocks of rainbow lorikeets fly over my little flat, making their squawking racket as they go - they're beautiful to watch ... they move really fast, but if you're quick enough you can get a good glimpse of their bright green bodies and red chests as they fly overhead :)

bunnyhead said...

Oh I love seeing CBS all framed up. I really enjoyed watching you stitch on that one. They are all beautiful!

Kiwi Jo said...

Awesome framing Carol. Your house is going to look wonderful with those wonderful pieces hanging on the walls!

KarenV said...

Your framed pieces look great Carol :) I particularly like Celtic Band Sampler - the frame sets off the stitching perfectly!

Juanita - aka flosslady said...

Your framed pieces are gorgeous! Congrats on your Mystery progress.

BeckySC said...

Gorgeous, Carol! What great accomplishments -You should be so proud!

Erin said...

Beautiful framing!!

Kath said...

The framed pieces are gorgeous Carol. Your walls must be filling up fast eh?

tkdchick said...

Wow Carol those pieces are just awesome framed!!!

zoeandcooper said...

They all look great, as usual! I got a small bobbin of white Nymo thread in my package from ECS. It was in the little baggie with all the beads

Susimac said...

The frames so compliment the designs they look stunning.

Su

Lelia said...

Lovely choices for frames! WOOT : ) Awesome projects ...

Jenna said...

Carol, your framer is awesome! But, then again, so is your stitching. :)

Anonymous said...

Everything is beautiful. Marriage of the Minds is particularly stunning...so much stitching! I would love to work on this piece someday. Jennifer