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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Framing and Rabbits

It has been over a week since my last post and frankly it was because of blogger. One day I couldn't upload pics and I haven't been able to leave comments on many blogs and I don't have my followers on the blog. I do know that I still have followers because you are still on my dashboard and I have even gained 5 in the last few days. I read on a blog (sorry I can't remember who to give the credit to) that I could leave comments if I unchecked the button that leaves me signed in. It works! I can now leave comments without any problems. On to the stitching. I picked up 13 Colonies from the framer. It came out really well. Went with a wide black frame. Close up below. You can click on the pictures for a much better view.



Had June stretched for my pop it in and out frame.

This is a terrible picture of Betsy. We have had terrible storms today and I wasn't able to get a good shot. The fabric isn't pink like the pic shows. It is a wonderful gold color. I wanted a gold frame but frankly that was gold over kill. Went with a back frame with a row of gold beading on it.

Isn't she pretty sewing on her flag. ?!

Again, another bad pic. This is le jardin. This fabric is actually a soft pink color. The people are really cute. I will be done soon. Didn't get enough stitchy time over the holiday. Did alot of yard work and keeping the house perfect (for the viewing public) takes much time away from what I would rather be doing. Did manage to spend time with friends and have a turkey burger. Hope you all had a fun filled week end with family and had some great food.

Until next time....Happy Stitching! Deborah







49 comments:

robindefender said...

Your finished pieces are looking lovely. I especially like the Betsy work. Who is it by? I think I'd like to stitch that one myself!

Winona said...

Ohhh! How lovely!

Gabi said...

Oh my gosh. I spent my lunch time drooling over your picture. LOVE those framed pieces. 13 Colonies is just superb - so is the frame.
Betty is simply stunning. I so want to stitch this one too (soon as I figure out to change her dress...lol)
I think the black frame suits her so very well.
June looks great as well, so does Le Jardin. Le Jardin is another piece to drool on.

Melissa said...

The framed pieces look gorgeous! You must be dancing the Happy Dance with them!

I like le Jardin - I've never seen this one before and I like the linen too!

Blu said...

Awesome frame choices!

And This Little Pig said...

Deborah the framing is beautiful. I find it really interesting that most framing of needlework I see from the States, do not put a matting board in to 'frame' the work even more. Can't wait till I take my next piece to a framers and ask them to leave it out. Might just get a very interesting response.

Also are they under glass or left open.

Again most beautiful work. LiBBiE in Oz

Brigitte said...

Betsy and 13 Colonies look wonderful in their frames. And so does June.
Enjoy your newly started and already almost finished WIP, lol.

Cristina said...

Although I love your finishes and le jardin, I have to congratulate you on the choice of your frames - they would be my choice too.

Lois said...

What nice pieces! Love the frame you went with for Betsy.

The Primrose Lane said...

13 Colonies is lovely! And it's great to see another 'pink' girl!!!!!!
With the new granddaughter, I am knee deep in pink!
Thank you for sharing; Mimi

Chris said...

Wow Deborah! Everything is so beautiful. I love your frame choice for 13 Colonies.

I hope you didn't get hit by those storms yesterday.
Stay cool!

Margaret said...

Oh wow! I love your finished (and framed or unframed)pieces! Just gorgeous! And that piece you're almost finished with -- it's so pretty! Who's the designer? I really like it! (Can I just say your painting on my box is just fine. :D Thanks again for such a wonderful wonderful prize!)

Catherine said...

Everything looks so lovely! Great frame choices to compliment your beautiful stitches!

Annie said...

Gorgeous finishes! I just love 13 Colonies and Betsy.

I'll remember that tip for posting comments. I've had on and off problems there too.

Carolyn said...

They all turned out AWESOME! I can't decide which I love the most. :) I really love Betsy, but then Thirteen Colonies....oh heck, I just love them all! LOL You did a great job picking out the frames to compliment your beautiful stitching. :)

Lee said...

Gee Whiz! I don't know where to start! They are all wonderful! Colorful and fun and framed beautifully.

Maggee said...

What gorgeous framed finishes, even if the colors look wonky--we get the true colors you described! Le jardin is really coming along too! Thanks for sharing! Hugs.

Lisa V said...

Your framed pieces are gorgeous.
LISA V

Carol said...

Each and every framed piece is just lovely, Deborah! I especially adore Betsy and can't wait to start mine in July :)

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your framed and unframed pieces are gorgeous.

Angela P said...

I love the frame choice for Thirteen Colonies, it is perfect but that is just my personal favorite all of them look great :)

Very pretty project you are working on, I look forward to seeing it finished!

Berit said...

Everything is looking so good! :D I think you are right about the overkill of the gold frame--good choice.

pam said...

Everythig looks wonderful! Your picture of Betsy reminded me that when I was in the 7th grade I a shadow box of her for the history fair. I guess I am a sweing junkie from way back. (that was in 1975)

Pam Schaffner said...

Your Thirteen Colonies is gorgeous! And I must get my Betsy out and start her!

Ma Teakettle said...

Your finishes are gorgeous, Deborah! I too adore the frame on 13 colonies. I have this in the stash and must get it started, as yours is so gorgeous!

I love Betsy, the flag is so fun, and Le Jardin is just gorgeous, the colors are so pretty.

I love it all! You needle must be smokin' from all the hard work, and the results are fab!

Hugs
Ma

BrendaS said...

Your framing is just perfect. I especially like the molding for Betsy:))

I've had problems with Blogger too but now it seems to be back in working order.

Hope you get some more stitching in this weekend. You are always such an inspiration with your stitching:)))

Nelli said...

Beautiful!

ArchangelDecker said...

Lovely work! I love the 13 Colonies finish!

Karen said...

OMG Deborah... you have some beautiful framed pieces! You are so killing me and I now want to start both of them!!!

happy stitching....

staci said...

Love, Love, LOVE all your framed pieces!!!

Theresa said...

Blogger is giving many people lots of headache lately!!!! I hope they fix all the problems soon!!!!!

Love your framed piece!!! They are gorgeous!!!!!

Leslie said...

you my friend..are amazing!!!

mdgtjulie said...

Everything looks great. Grats on picking just the right frames for things!

Nancy said...

Love all the pieces, you picked out the perfect frames!

Myra said...

Your framing looks wonderful. I just love the black frame with beading. Hopefully you will get some stitching in this weekend.

Mary said...

Oh my, your framed pieces look wonderful and le jardin is very pretty.
Mary

Jackie said...

Thirteen Colonies looks fantastic! It feels like your framer is pretty quick. Great choice with the frame.

Janice Boucher said...

Deb... your finishes this week are terrific. I love the frames that you chose...very complimentary to the pieces. Betsy is adorable but 13 Colonies is just stunning!

DonnaTN said...

It is so much fun to see all your great stitching. I'm glad you made it through the storms ok. I'll keep my fingers crossed that your house sells soon so you can move to the next phase.

Christine said...

I've been having trouble leaving comments lately too. Your finishes are gorgeous and I love the Le Jardin piece at the end of your post

Kate said...

Great framing and I love Le Jardin.

Pumpkin said...

Look at those fabulous framed pieces!!!! WOW! I'm green with envy ;o)

Le Jardin is beautiful and I can't believe you're almost done. LOL!

I hope you weathered the bad storms in MA.

Sally said...

Lovely framed pieces and I love your Le Jardin.

Michelle said...

Lovely work - and great framing too x

Melanie said...

The framing looks wonderful!!

marly said...

All your finished pieces look wonderful - great frame choices.

Suzanne said...

Wonderful choices of frames! I really love Le Jardin.

Lynn said...

Oh Deborah, they're all so gorgeous! Your choice of frames for all of them is fantastic! Le Jardin looks so pretty too. Can you tell me who the designer is on this one?

Siobhan said...

Your framing is wonderful!! I love the mouldings you've chosen for them. Le Jardin is beautiful!

I've had a lot of problems with blogger, too. I open up windows to comment and they are blank no matter how many times I refresh the page, etc. My followers are just now showing up. Very frustrating!!