Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Newly Framed

I got three of my pieces back from the framer today. Mike took four in for me as a late Christmas gift. We had to wait until our preferred framer had some time. The fourth one, Celtic Winter, is still there, but will be ready soon... My photos are not very good, as I only just now remembered to run upstairs and snap a few (against furniture) because I really wanted to share them tonight... here they are...

Victoria's Quaker

A Mon Ami Pierre

Stitched in 2007 as an SAL with Karen and Tannia

I love how this came out - the frame and the linen and the silk together, it is like a big caramel and chocolate candy. I cannot wait to go hang this in my bedroom


And A Forest Grew

Rosewood Manor

Stitched in 2007


Legends of the Dragons

Black Swan, Dragon Dreams and Teresa Wentzler

Stitched in 2005 as an SAL with Nikki


I got a wonderful treat in the mail today - or rather, my cats did! Sandy in Canada (I don't think she has a blog) sent these to me. I sent her a card of gold rose buttons last year for a biscornu she was making, and she decided to return the favor (not necessary!!) with these wonderful little catnip mittens. She sent one for each cat!

I have two quick shots of the earliest takers - here Beau is wrestling with one...

...and Ava is enjoying hers too. As you can see, both cats were busy licking their mittens. Thanks so much Sandy!! They all say thank you in their special way too :-)

And, finally, a little bit more of A Quaker Christmas to show. I was busy finishing my fob for the Scissor Fob Exchange tonight... but did sneak in some time on this one... my current favorite :-)

Stitched on today: Finished fob for Scissor Fob Exchange, and A Quaker Christmas

39 comments:

staci said...

Oh Carol! Your finishes in their frames are just stunning!! And I bet they are even more gorgeous IRL! You must be thrilled, congrats!

Dianne said...

Your stitching and framing is perfect as usual. I know you'll enjoy them where ever they will go. : )
The kitties look too cute playing with their mittens.

Rowyn said...

The framed pieces look wonderful!

Love the photos of Ava and Beau with their catnip mittens :-)

Mary said...

Perfectly stitched and framed! The kitties look content with their mittens..how cute.

Kathy said...

Framed pieces look awesome. With the perfect stitching, how could they have come out any other way.

The kitties were having a great time with their presents.

vEr0n!c@ said...

Your stitching is beautiful and your framer did an awesome job. Congratz! Your kittens are just too cute.

xstitch.nl said...

The framed pieces look just wonderful The AMAP piece especially!! And aren't those mittens cute?!! What a fun and thoughtful gift. I know one little cat sitting right next to me that would love those... :o) OMG, I didn't know you have six(!) cats?!!

Carol R said...

What wonderful photos! The framed pieces are gorgeous - my favourite being Victoria's Quaker. And such lovely cats.

Great start on Quaker Christmas too.

Mel in Dubai said...

Oh my gosh, Carol, your framed pieces have turned out beautifully!!

Your cats look to be having a whole lot of fun with their mittens too :)

Barbara said...

GORGEOUS framing! You have great taste!

Love the kitty catnip pictures, too!

Isabelle said...

Aw, great kitty pictures :)

Jennifer said...

Your framed work looks wonderful! You did a lovely job stitching the Legends of the Dragons design! We've been wondering if we would team up again for the next year of the dragon in 2012 with a different type of design...

Happy Stitching and thank you for showing off you lovely work!

Simone said...

Wow, your framed pieces are looking great Carol!!! I'm still a big fan of And a forest grew. And your Quaker christmas is also very nice.
And the kitties are cute!

Vonna said...

OHHHH..I absolutely love VQ in that frame...it's perfection against the linen and the thread color!
And AAFG is just spectacular too, WOW!
And the dragon one, is stunning...what lovely pieces Carol, I know you'll treasure :)
Can't wait to see Celtic Winter!

Sally said...

Love your framed pieces:)

Paisley said...

Your framed pieces are absolutely gorgeous! You do beautiful work!

Cute kitties! Looks like they're having fun! :-)

Stephanie said...

Your framer has done a wonderful job - they all look stunning. Your house must be full of gorgeous pieces :) What a wonderful gift from Sandy - the cats must be thrilled!!

I went to go finish my scissor fob this weekend - alas in my efforts to tidy up first (tidy first = reward = stitching time), I managed to hoover up my beading needle! So now I'm stuck until I get another one tomorrow - and THEN I'll finish it :)

Katrina said...

Oh wow! Love all the framed pieces they are gorgeous. AFG is my favorite though. I so enjoyed watching your progress on that one.

Andrea said...

Love the framing. I have a fondness for the wooden frames but the gold one really sets off the stitched piece. Congratulations on some wonderful projects.

Lucy said...

Absolutely beautiful finished pieces!!!

Ranae said...

Beautiful stitching and framing.
Those little kitty mitty's are adorable.

Barbeeque4 said...

Carol, The pieces framed are just GORGEOUS!!!!! What lucky kitties, those are sweet little mitten toys. You make me want to get that QC back out, somehow it sifted to the bottom of the pile..... now how did that happen???? It is beautiful piece, what is the linen you are using?

quiltorstitch said...

I love them all, especially the first one. Very beautiful!

Your kitties are so cute :D

BeckySC said...

Carol, they look SUPER! Wonderful choices on all the frames!! WOW!

Carla said...

oh my goodness!! Your framed pieces are STUNNING!!! Your framer did a fantastic job!

Kathy A. said...

Carol - your work is even more beautiful when it is framed. You have a great eye for finishing. Love those catnip mittens. The cats look delighted too.

Katrina in NZ said...

simply wonderful Carol, each and everyone one but I think Victoria's Quaker is my favourite :)

Susan said...

The framed pieces are gorgeous! Your framer did a lovely job.

The catnip mittens look really cute.

Dawn said...

nThe framed pieces are gorgeous!! My favorite is Legends:) Seeing it stitched and framed has my fingers itching to stitch that one.

KaLu said...

OHH I love victorias quaker!

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Lovely exchange from Marie! Did she do that over one?

Your framed pieces are AWESOME. I especially love seeing And a Forest Grew all finished - wow!

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

I just love how you framed your pieces! They look fabulous.

Michelle said...

Your framed pieces look amazing! I can't wait to see the last one framed. Cute mittens, what a great idea!

Marika said...

They all are soooo beautifull !! Especially I love Quaker and Dragons.

Sharon said...

They look fabulous Carol! I really AAFG. Enjoy!

lena-lou said...

Your pictures look great my favourite is the AMAP :)

stitcherw said...

They look gorgeous all framed up. They were lovely and so impressive with all the detail before, but the frames set them off even better. I'll bet you were thrilled to be able to get them back and hang them. Quaker does remind me of caramel and chocolate with its coloring, and Forest is so pretty, but Dragons is my favorite. The three of them are awesome.

Kitties look like they are having such fun with their mittens, what a cute and fun surprise. My cats love catnip too.
Sue

tkdchick said...

your framing is wonderful!

ollie1976 said...

What a great and thoughtful gift for the cats.
All your works look so beautiful in the frames. Great job Carol.
-Jen