Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Show and Tell #3

I got a phone call that Margaret was ready early so I picked her up before I had planned to. I am very happy with the framing on this piece - even though they had to re-do it. That's right! The first time around was just awful. Even Harold said it looked sloppy. I took a close up shot of the frame to show it off also.



I appreciate all the wonderful comments about the framing I have shared so far. These are the first in-store framing I have had done since I was able to pick back up on my stitching after a long absence from it because of migrains! Cross stitch was always my favorite hobby and it broke my heart when I had to put it down for years. I was always picking it up again just to see if maybe - just maybe - I could stitch again without a sad ending but it wasn't until around 5 years (or so) ago and the discovery of a new type of magnifier that I was able to make cross stitch a part of my life again! I was thrilled! When I got back into stitching, I was shocked to see how much it all had changed but I was determined to adapt. I was so happy when Harold told me to get all these finished designs framed!



I have found a new love! Usually when we go to the steakhouse, I get steak and the works but since I have been cutting back that just seems like more than I really want. DH and I usually go up there around lunch time sometime over the weekend while doing errands and I have been ordering a special salad on the menu that is too good to describe! Lettuce, tomato, grilled chicken bites, crumbled blue cheese, walnuts, dried cranberries, deviled eggs and more! I could make it but in a house full of "gotta have meat" guys, I don't think anyone would appreciate it as much as I do!

Thanks so much for stopping by again and putting a smile on my face! Have a wonderful day!

16 comments:

Margaret said...

Love your Margaret Pence -- too bad they messed up the first time. It looks wonderful now though! Love the frame you picked!

I think we'd eat much more healthily if it weren't for my son -- who doesn't like healthy food. lol!

Becky K in OK said...

Another beauty.

Kathy said...

Oh that frame is absolutely gorgeous and perfect for your finished work. It turned out beautiful.

I hope the migraines are a thing of the past now. I wish mine were. :( But they haven't made me stop stitching. :)
That salad sounds yummy. And similar to one I make for myself.

Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Cari-in-VA said...

Sherry your framed pieces are just lovely.

staci said...

Beautiful! That frame is really gorgeous and it looks wonderful!

Mmmm, that salad sounds delish! Tonight's knit-nite and we're going to a restaurant where I always order the Greek salad...grilled chicken, kalamata olives, feta cheese, roasted tomatoes and so many other yummy things in it all served with this wonderful flatbread!!!

valerie said...

Beautiful moulding! Love the framing!

Mmmm...your salad sounds scrumptious!

Katrina said...

Loved all your framed pieces! They are so pretty :-).

Catherine said...

Your pieces all look fantastic! I love the way they all turned out!

Vonna said...

Margaret looks so pretty Sherry! Love that frame :)

Susan said...

OH! the framing has been lovely. Keep up the good job. Wonderful choices.

Happy Stitching!

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Hi Sherry, Margaret is lovely and the frame is just perfect.

The salad sound yummy - I like to eat salad out - it tastes better than when I make salad at home!!

Deb said...

I love your Margaret Pence and the frame you got for it! It's beautiful. Too bad they messed up the first time. I hate when that happens and it's happened a couple times to me. I figure that with the thin border on Margaret that it may be a bit of a trial to frame straight! But it looks wonderful now!

Irene said...

Margaret Pence looks great and I just love the frame you picked. The salad sounds delicious and is definetly something I would order.

FayeRaye said...

omg!! Love the detail on that frame!!!

Julie M said...

Love that frame on Margaret. It's beautiful!

Siobhan said...

Margaret looks great! You picked out a wonderful frame for it.

That salad sounds DIVINE! My husband wouldn't go for a salad for dinner. He says he would, but he's definitely a 'meat must be with every meal' type of guy.