Monday, July 31, 2006

What a weekend!

I can't believe the productive weekend I had. Of course when it's in the 90's what else is there to do but craft! :-) I don't know how many photos I can upload in a day but I'll be close to the limit I'm sure! :-) Of course, Blogger is so slow today - I'm having a hard time loading any pictures!

First I finished Linen and Lace from the Drawn Thread. I used most of the recommended threads only swapping out a WDW mauve for the alphabet. I stitched it on a Silkweaver 32 count linen called cameo. I love how it turned out. I'm going to order a frame for it right away.

Next stitching finish was on Sunday evening - I finished Moon Garden from Blackbird Designs. Big lesson learned here - if I'm not happy with a color, don't keep going, fix it! I don't like the way it looks with the Willow that I purchased. I should have stopped and moved forward with a different color. But I didn't and I think it looks ok, just not as nice as it could have.

On Saturday morning, I decided I was going to be a total finisher so I went to my local Hobby Lobby store. And fate was looking out for me! All framing supplies were 50% off. So I purchased five frames for various finished that I had over the years. The oldest was from 1993! I then spent most of my afternoon framing five projects both current and from the past. I was able to put together my first sampler wall. Out of the closet came my first sampler from 1985 - on 14 count aida! I can't wait to fill it out more.

I framed Spring Blessings from BBD, Quaker Garden from BBD, Vintage Bloom from BBD and two Shepherd's Bush designs, French Openwork and Simple Threads.

I even had time to start my next Blackbird Designs, Garland Fair. I'm doing it on 30 count R&R Cordy's Special Blend with Waterlilies silk graphite. Sorry about the bad photo - I even tried it twice! :-)


Joanie said...

Your framing is beautiful! Did you purchase premade frames or did you buy custom sizes? I love how you framed all of them! Your sampler wall will be fabulous!

Eclecticmk - Margie said...

Hi Joanie - these are all stock frames. How perfect is that? And what are the odds? LOL!