Wednesday, May 14, 2014

New start finally and framing happiness.........

Well it's hump day at work but a good day to do a blog post.  :)     I finally got started on CCN's Frosty Forest series in the past week or so and I finished up my first block.  I've having fun stitching this.   It took me awhile to decide on a linen but I liked that the white snow showed up well on this medium gray color.  I got this nice piece of Legacy linen when I visited The Inspired Needle in Illinois recently.    I wanted some 'sparkle' so I attempted to stitch all the snow with Glisten Gloss blending filament added in but I was unhappy stitching with it so I abandoned that idea. It's okay for a small bit of stitching but there is way too much snow in this project to do that much struggling, plus you can't get the stitches to look nice and even.  I've started on block 2 now and it's going well.  I'm behind lots of other stitchers who are working on this series but that's okay - I'm just going at my own pace.

"Raccoon Cabin" - f rom CCN Frosty Forest series
stitched on 34-ct Legacy "Puritan" linen

I was thrilled to recently pick up my giant framed Pride & Prejudice sampler. (it's 20" x 23")  This has been a long time coming and I'm finally ready to put this project completely behind me - yippee!  It's still wrapped in bubble-wrap as I haven't had time to hang it yet but I'm just thrilled it's finally done.  I picked an elegant frame and I'm very happy with how it turned out.  It's behind museum glass so had to play with the photo a bit but you get the idea.

ADDED NOTE:  THERE IS NOT A CHART THAT CAN  BE PURCHASED TO STITCH THIS PRIDE & PREJUDICE SAMPLER AS I'VE DONE IT.  I PUT TOGETHER PIECES OF MANY PUBLISHED CHARTS BY DIFFERENT DESIGNERS TO MAKE THIS SAMPLER.  IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE LIST OF CHARTS I USED, SEE THE LINK AT THE TOP OF MY BLOG THAT SAYS "PRIDE & PREJUDICE SAMPLER" . I 'VE LISTED ALL THE PATTERNS I USED THERE AS REFERENCE.   THANK YOU!

 
 
 Here's a few other pieces that recently got done also.   Jenny Bean got a matte black frame that works well and it's hanging on my sampler wall.  Pardon the glare......
 
Jenny Bean Humble Servant Sampler
by Shakespeare's Peddler 
 
My Mississippi Riverboats piece is getting mailed off to my mother this week. I was supposed to be there to give it to her in person for Mother's Day but due to a lot of personal issues going on with both sides of my family right now I had to cancel my trip.  Hopefully I will get to visit in June.  I like that the frame has a couple different brown tones that go well with the piece.  Thank you LHN for creating the perfect pattern for me to make for my mom!
 
 Mississippi Riverboats by Little House Needleworks



That's all for today folks, thanks for stopping in to visit me for a few minutes.

24 comments:

  1. All of your framing is lovely! Your Pride and Prejudice Sampler is marvelous!

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  2. Wow!!! Stunning finished and framing!!! The Jane Austen sampler is a total MASTERPIECE!!!!!!!

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  3. All of your framing is wonderful and the large piece you designed is just stunning!! Laura

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  4. Such beautiful framed finishes.

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  5. Wow Jeanne! Isn't it wonderful to have these home. It looks like you picked the perfect frame for everything!

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  6. All of your projects are sooooooooo beautiful.
    Marilyn

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  7. Beautiful pieces and framing! I, too, am (slowly) stitching the 2nd Frosty Forest block.

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  8. Hooray! Good for you! They look wonderful. Most especially your Jane Austen piece. :)

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  9. What a fun post! Such beautiful stitching.

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  10. Jeanne, all of your stitching is totally gorgeous and wonderful! That Pride and Prejudice Sampler...oh my!
    STUPENDOUS! And your Frosty Forest...well you are ahead of me! LOL!
    And the sweet paddle wheel boat for your Mama...cute as a button! You go girl :)

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  11. Wonderful framing. They are all lovely stitched pieces to treasure.

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  12. The little raccoon is cute!

    Your framed finishes are just lovely. How do you decide what to put under glass?

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  13. So stunning, your Pride & Prejudice sampler. And so beautiful in the frame you chose for it. Jenny Bean is looking great as well, and so is the gift for your mother. Great stitching and framing!

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  14. Great framing, they all look gorgeous

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  15. P&P in all it's glory !!!!!!! Gorgeous and great choice of frames Jeanne. Love your other framed pieces too. I thought about the CCN monthlies - they are cute but since I've only done one of her Santa's Village monthly from last year - I used good judgment for a change and passed this one up - I will enjoy seeing yours come to life. Enjoy the holiday weekend - Mel

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  16. Great pieces! That Jenny Bean is so so so pretty! The colors are glorious! It's so much fun to get framing back and hung up! Fantastic work on all of them.

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  17. Your stitching is so lovely!!! I love the frame that you picked out for your P & P sampler. I dream about that sampler!!! :o) :o) :o)

    I am still in the planning stages for mine. :o)

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  18. Eye candy! All of your work is truly eye candy. Such a talented stitcher you are!

    Congrats on the completion of your Pride & Prejudice sampler. Love the frame.

    I bet your Mom loved that stitched piece.

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  19. Oh my word! Lovely work!!

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  20. Ciao! Pride & Prejudice è bellissimo!!!!!!!
    Dove hai trovato gli schemi?
    Paola.

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  21. For anyone who has asked....the Pride & Prejudice sampler was put together from pieces of many different charts and is not a pattern you can buy in total.

    Jeanne

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  22. Your Pride and Prejudice sampler is just outstanding! Congratulations!

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  23. Love the Pride and Prejudice sampler!

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