I got two things back from the gals (Cathy and Cindy) at Joann's, this week.
First up is the Farm Sampler.
I've posted all the details on this one before so won't bore you with that again (if you have questions, feel free to email me). When I was picking out the frame, Cindy was helping me, and I loved the red color of the frame but it just didn't have enough oomph, to suite me. We began looking at fillets and we found a couple of them that were okay but again, nothing really wowing me. So, Cindy says, "I think we may have some other fillets put away - let me see if I can find something." So, she and another associate go digging around in the rafters of the back room and come out with a couple of options. I thought the one we picked was perfect and there was just enough to work as long as Cindy, in her words, didn't screw it up!
She didn't, and I love it.
Thanks for going that extra mile, Cindy!
Once again, Cathy did a great job pinning -
it couldn't be straighter or more perfectly centered.
See the pretty carved detail of the fillet? You should be able to click on the pictures to enlarge them, if you'd like.
I think it really adds to the piece while still maintaining the gentle simplicity of the sampler.
The next one I got back is Isabella Johnstone.
I loved this frame in the store, not quite as much when I picked it up.
The shop sample had a bit more green in it than this one does, but I still like it.
That'll be it for framing for a little while.
I just love bringing home new framing.
I am currently working on Ann Sandles and have made only minimal progress. I stitched the border at the top and down the right side and 4 flowers at the top when I realized I had a counting error (off by two, somehow or other).
Had to frog a ton and start over.
I hate when that happens.
With Thy Needle and Thread
32 count LL Vintage Butter Cream
Called for fibers
That's all today, friends. It's a rainy, cold day here in SE Michigan.
We had a couple of sunny days and I thought we were over the yucky weather but nope.....
Thank you all so much for stopping by!
I'm in the process of putting my "thank you for following my blog" gift together and should have that ready to go in the next week or so.
It will include some of my fun finds, stitching related stuff (d'uh),
chocolate and not sure what else.