Monday, August 1, 2011

New Framing

 I recently was able to have 2 of my most recent finishes (okay, they not both finishes of mine but I'll tell the story of that later) framed and am very pleased with both of them.  The cross stitch hybrid is actually a Christmas design but I think with the colors I can hang it out year round.  The bottom mat is silver as is the frame (not shown in the picture) and the top mat is a pale speckled gray.  In keeping with the rectangular shape, the top and bottom of the mats are wider than the sides.  It's so different!  I'm very happy with the way it turned out.

The other little piece has quite a tale behind it.  I came to work one day and found a box at our front door.  It was labeled Mom's craft stuff.  I took it in and opened it and discovered a treasure trove of needlework.  Some of it was (very badly) framed and some of it was unframed.  When the manager of the store came in, we went through it together and decided that all of it needed a new home so we split the contents between us.  Some of the pieces were unfinished, some had stitches missing but it was obvious that whoever stitched them really loved what she was doing.  And someone appreciated them enough to make sure they were placed where someone would love them.  I would hate to have seen them be sold at a garage sale or donated to a thrift shop.  So I am going to begin framing them a little at a time and I think when I get some of them done, I'll do a giveaway on a piece or two.  So keep checking back.  You'll never know when they'll pop up here.

6 comments:

Meari said...

Nice job on the framing, and very cool story about the needlework left on the doorstep.

Catherine said...

Wow! Quite the story about the needlework on the doorstep!!

Elaine said...

Your Cross-stitch hybrid piece is beautiful Bette!
Great story about the box off needlework.

Dani - tkdchick said...

I would love to see the frame you put on your hybrid piece.

What a true appreciation you have for the work of others to take the time and money to have those orphan pieces framed.

Always smiling said...

Both look absolutely fantastic.. I love the leaves, the pastel shades are gorgeous.
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Email me and I 'll send you the link if you like.
Hugs Chris x

Mare said...

What a sweet story. thank you for sharing!