Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Finally framed

Back in 2012 I took part in a Round Robin with Julie, Lynn, Tina, and Dusty. I chose Angel Blessings from Cross Stitch Gold which was my Secret Santa gift at work. As it was a large piece I just asked everyone to stitch as much as they wanted and I finished it off when it came home, it was a lovely piece to work on.

Initially I was going to make it into a table cloth and I have pulled some of the thread to make a Drawn Thread edging - however I changed my mind as the beautiful design would have been covered if used on a table.

So I have decided to frame it - really glad I did as I love it.

Angel Blessings
I also decided to finally frame a design I stitched many years ago. It's a design by Chris who used to run Aion and was a subscribers chart in one of the cross stitch magazines, I think over four issues.

I loved the garden design and how the year progressed, it was fun to stitch too but as with many things was left in the drawer. I have no idea where I will be hanging it though hee hee.

Yearly Sampler

I have manged to get quite a bit more finished on my Sampler Bouquet - it helps being able to be in the Parlour on a Wednesday night with the Needlecraft Haven ladies, although this week I have a scout meeting.
Sampler Bouquet - Jardin Privé
This year I have quite a few gifts to stitch; Gill's bookmark in my previous post was my first and I've nearly finished the second. I need to get the third and fourth done too as the occasions will soon be here.

I hope your 2018 stitching is going well - enjoy.

8 comments:

  1. Oh Clare!Angel Blessing is just wonderful. You need to find a place to hang that AND your beautiful Yearly Sampler!

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  2. Both framed pieces are lovely, Clare. It's nice to see the progress on your Sampler Bouquet.

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  3. Sampler Bouquet is looking splendid, and both your framed pieces are gorgeous

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  4. Well done on the framing, how nice to finally get them done!
    Sampler Bouquet is beautiful too.

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  5. Great frames, suits them perfectly.
    Sampler Bouquet is gorgeous.
    Xx

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  6. Oooh remember stitching on the angel RR, it looks fab framed.sampler aux bouquets is looking good too.

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  7. Wonderful decision on the framing, it turned out beautiful!

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  8. Great job on the framing Clare, two beautiful stitches that deserve to be out on display. I think the gardening one would look lovely in your garden room/conservatory.

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