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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Framing and Finishing.

First, I want to tell Nancy from Lovely in Chocolate fame that she is going to be receiving Take Joy in the mail. I did draw her name on Monday but I wasn't able to blog about it. Life has been very busy. I did pick up 2 pieces from the framer. This is the 12 days of Christmas by LHN. I am very happy with how it came out. With that said, I do wish the frame I picked was wider. The picture below is a close up of the frame. The picture isn't the best but you can click on any of them for a better view.
I do love the gold on the inside and the two tone brown, just want it wider.
This is Christmas Tea by PPS. This piece is much nicer IRL. Below is a close up of this frame and I really like it.
It is a silver frame with a dark blue edge. The frame isn't pink like the picture but I was wearing a red sweatshirt so maybe...
December Word Play finished and hanging up. I really do love these designs. They are quick and easy and just so cute.
I put this together today. These are the best boxes. I have a thing for boxes. Sorry about the glare from the glass on the table top. Note to self, don't take pictures on the kitchen table.
Still working on Winter Alphabet from LK. It's a fun stitch and the white does show up in person. That's it for tonight! Thanks for stopping by and leaving the best comments. They make my day. Until next time......Happy Stitching! Deborah

52 comments:

Tricia said...

What beautiful finishes! And you're going so quickly on the alphabet that it will be done in no time!

Janice Boucher said...

Wow! Great finishes Deb. I love the Dec Word Play and the Christmas Tea sampler. I have that one in my to-do pile. The frame you picked is so perfect for it.

carol fun said...

OH Deborah - I am blown away by these finished pieces - so so pretty! And that little round box is simply perfect! The LK alphabets have been calling my name and I think I need to order these charts right away - thanks for enabling! LOL!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Beautiful finishes. I really like the alphabet piece you're working on.

Theresa said...

Both your framed pieces are gorgeous!!!! I especially like the Christmas Tea one~ And the ornament and box finishes are just adorable~~~
Love the colors on Winter Alphabet!! What a fun piece to work on~

Lesleyanne said...

Your framed pieces are gorgeous. December word play is great too. Lovely progress on your L*K.

Ellen said...

Beautifully framed, love them! Love that box too, I also have a thing about boxes!

Great progress on LK's Winter Alphabet! Love those colors!

Hugs,

Christine said...

Beautiful stitching and finishing, I love the word play pillow

CATHI said...

Wonderful finishes and framing! And your new head of your blog is so beautiful! By whom is it?

Cathi

Lois said...

All your framing looks great and the word play pillow is cute! Winter Alphabet is so nearly a finish and it's lovely!

cucki said...

beautiful finishes..i love them all so much..LK alphabet stitching is coming along so lovely..and the word play pillow is so cute..
love for you with big hugs xx

Patty C. said...

Absolutely beautiful work !!!

Cristina said...

I congratulate you on all your finishes WIP - it's progressing nicely. I love them all.

Kate said...

Beautiful finishes.

escargopotte said...

just lovely !

Melanie said...

Beautiful finishes. The frame that you picked out for Christmas Tea is just perfect. Can I ask on the Word Plays do you use the linen on the back or is it patterned fabric, just curious?

Siobhan said...

Oh my gosh, such gorgeous framing and finishing! Everything looks great, Deborah. Love your Winter Alphabet, too!

Carol said...

What a fun piece the LK Winter Alphabet is, Deborah. I'm in love with all the Word Play monthlies that you've been stitching, too--they're on my Christmas list :)

Jackie said...

Love your framed finishes! I love the evergreen and bird border on 12 Days. It looks like you're ready to decorate for the holiday!

Cathy B said...

Gosh, you must be pleased. All lovely finishes!

Margaret said...

Oh my, I love all your framing and finishing! Such beautiful work! And the LK piece is coming along well. It's so cute!

Sherry said...

Beautiful finishes and framing! You really got these framed up quickly too!

Mouse said...

oooo they all look lovely and you've almost done the alphabet too :) love mouse xxxx

Lynn said...

Such pretty finishes! I really love the frame on Christmas Tea.
Your Word Play finish is really cute too.

Nancy said...

You have stitched so many gorgeous finishes! Everything looks so beautiful! I love the Cranberry Tea sampler.

Thank you so much for the Take Joy pattern. I am thrilled I won the giveaway and look forward to stitching this pretty design.

BrendaS said...

Deborah --
WOW -- everything looks just great. I really like the 12 Days and I think the frame looks great but I can understand why you would want a wider frame.

I love the little boxes from SB too and they're easy peasy to do:))

Have a wonderful weekend.

Sally said...

Your finishes are absolutely gorgeous! Love 12 Days!

Lovely progress on the L*K.

Congratulations to Nancy :)

Michelle said...

Stunning finishes - I adore the Christmas Tea one. xx

Bekca said...

I love your latest framed pieces, 12 Days of Christmas looks stunning. I've put this pattern on my wish list after seeing it on your blog. Great progress on your LK. Happy stitching and best wishes to you.

Teresa S. said...

All the stitching is looking beautiful! I love the PSS Christmas tea frame too!

Barb said...

So hard to choose a favourite Deb,as they are all so lovely. Well done you and the framer and Nancy too.

Penny said...

Lovely stitching and framing! I love your December Word Play and the box is gorgeous! Never really thought I was a LK fan, but your Winter Alphabet piece and others I've seen around are changing my mind. :)

Vonna said...

Such beauty each and every post and so FAST! I can't keep up :)
Its gorgeous all of it Deborah!

dixiesamplar said...

Lovely finishes and your WIP is going to be another success!!

Ranae said...

Wowza! you have been one little busy bee.
All the finishes are awesome.
Did you rust your own bells for Wordplay? I tried but they still look shiney. I put them in bleach and then cider vinegar with salt, no go!

staci said...

Gorgeous stitching! Love the newest additions you have to your Christmas displays!

Catherine said...

Wonderful bunch of beautiful finishes! I love that PPS piece!

Susan said...

Beautiful finishes. I really like the frame on Christmas Tea - that style would fit so many that I have in my to-frame pile.

Michelle said...

Beautiful finishes! I love the frame you chose for Christmas Tea especially.

Littlebit said...

Your framed pieces are wonderful! Love your Twelve Days, and I cannot believe I don't have Christmas Tea stitched..it is one of my favorite holiday designs. You chose a perfect frame.

Julie said...

Your framed pieces look stunning.
12 Days is growing nicely

Pumpkin said...

Good golly! You are a woman on a missing for sure ;o) Your framed pieces are just stunning and you must be so excited to be able to hang them up.

What's your secret to all this extra time???? LOL

Kathy Ellen said...

Your Christmas pieces are all just wonderful, and I love the gorgeous frames that you chose for '12 Days of Christmas' and 'Christmas Tea'.

Cute little Word Play ornament, and love the sweet little box. Where did you find that box? I love it!

Winter Alphabet is coming along so nicely...it looks like it would be fun to stitch too!

Brigitte said...

Oh Deborah, how wonderful. I love these framed pieces and the colour tones of the frames you chose go so well together with the fabric colours.
It seems you will be finishing the Winter Alphabet pretty soon.

Melanie said...

Beautiful finishes!!! They are all wonderful, especially the framed ones. Have fun hanging them in that perfect spot! :)

Suzanne said...

Really lovely frames you have chosen, they match your stitching perfectly. Love the hanging pillow finish with the bells.

Peggy Lee said...

I have a round box just like that. Oh boy...now I feel the need to put something stitchy in it.

Your framed pieces are lovely!
I also really like the December Word Play. I've had my eye on those for some time but I just have so much stash already!

Sari said...

Your finishes are just lovely.

What fabric you have used for Christmas tea. I am going to stitch it next year and I am just wondering what color to use... Your choice looks really nice.

Mindi said...

I love all the framing and finishes you've had. The December Word Play is fantastic, I think its been my favorite one so far.

Veronica said...

Oh my, gorgeous finishes and framing too. I really like Christmas Tea. I've never really taken notice of this design until now. By the way, where did you get that beautiful round box from?

Hugs,
Veronica.

Kaisievic said...

Fantastic finishes - I love them all. The word play is great - I am very tempted by those designs.

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

Meari said...

Deborah,

Your projects are really beautiful!