Monday, June 04, 2012

Framing!

I have been away from my blog for awhile but not from reading all the others that I enjoy so much. I wish I could post of exciting travels, wonderful finds and bargains and other such things but none of that has been going on lately. Just life as usual which is fine with me!

We have talked about painting the exterior of the house for some time and this weekend we made the first big step towards it. Picking out the colors. We went to the store and brought home color samples galore! DH joked around about using Hot Pink for the house, purple for the trim and orange for the accents. OMG! We finally ended up agreeing on something a little less subtle which I am sure the neighbors would be grateful to know! lol. A pale ivory called Marshmellow for the house, white for trim and a brown called Hot Chocolate for the accents (shutters and doors). Doesn't that sound yummy? Hot chocolate and marshmellows!

I picked up my framing over the weekend. I am always thrilled with her work. Now to hang it all plus last years framing! That's right. A whole year went by and I never got around to hanging up last years framed pieces! In my defense, I have a good reason. I have been playing with the idea of changing out the walls or just doing something different so I didn't want to grab my hammer and nails until I was sure of what and how I wanted to arrange it all.

I just love the frame on Good Maidens by PSS. The detail looks like a row of standing trees.

A Weary World Rejoices by Shakespeare Peddler. I used 18ct Aida.

And last of all, I sew'd my heart by Heartstring Samplery. Sorry for the shadow on the picture. The morning light was a bit hard to work with.


I am still looking for my next new start! Since I have been working on small to medium pieces lately, I am debating on a larger piece. Hmmm, but I do seem to work more diligently on the previous size designs. But, gee whiz and gosh darn it, there are so many I like and not all of them are those sizes! Start one of each?

Thanks so much for stopping by! Until next time, may you have simple days and an uncluttered heart.

13 comments:

Deborah said...

They all look wonderful! Great frames.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your stitching and frames all look great.

Littlebit said...

Your house colors sound yummy!
And look at all of your framed pieces..wow! They are all just wonderful. Have you decided what to stitch next?

Shirlee said...

Your finishes are beautiful!

Julie M said...

Beautiful framing. Now get them hung up!

Margaret said...

Your framing is all wonderful! So pretty! Good luck with the house painting.

Susan said...

love your framed pieces. i stitch and put in a drawer - maybe one day. nothing wrong with aida cloth - it all depends on what is comfortable for your eyes. 32ct is about the smallest i stitch on and that's using cheater glasses w regular glasses.
happy stitching!

Catherine said...

Beautiful framing for your pieces!

Jeanne said...

They look great Shari, congrats!! I was feeling guilty about a piece I hadn't hung yet but it is only a month or so back from the framer so guess I should take it easy LOL. Getting the house painted is expensive and sort of a pain but good when it's all done.

Brigitte said...

Great finishes and great frames. I love your choices very much. Now looking forward to seeing what your next project will be.

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