Tuesday, 9 July 2019

June and July framed

I have changed my The Drawn Thread monthly designs from box finished to just the fabric stiffened with interfacing so I can put them in a frame each month

You can read about my changes in this post from August last year. The frame I had made has suited all months, I think July completes the year.

I forgot to share June so here's a photo of both June and July in the frame.

I have managed to keep up with my Temperature Quilt, the colours are a little darker again now we're home, although our daytime temperatures are quite good.

Temperature Quilt - day
Temperature Quilt - night
My current stitching is a few gifts and an exchange so I cannot share..... I cannot stitch much either at the moment as we are freshening the lounge.

Over the last two years it's taken a bashing with us having to sleep/live in the one room and me wheeling around. The carpet has moved and the laminate flooring is not looking so good, we can't complain as it's over 20 years old.

So we're having a new carpet (same colour)  new laminate flooring in the conservatory and giving the lounge a lick of paint. It's a big job as our wall units need emptying, moving and the stuff put back. We're doing the lounge first with everything in the conservatory then vica versa, all good fun.

Yesterday and today have been preparation days, stuff to the tip and the charity shop (we're having a new dining table), and rubbing down ready for painting tomorrow.... what a job!

Our four large units
stacked in the conservatory 
Dust sheets everywhere 
Watching a blurry Wimbledon
Our daughter is at Wimbledon today, she has Centre Court tickets .... I've been trying to spot her on tv which is nigh impossible anyway made harder by the dust sheet.

Hopefully we'll be hoovered up soon and can enjoy a glass of wine with a Chinese takeaway (we're both too tired to cook).


  1. Love your stitching so beautiful.
    Best of luck with the decorating .
    We are having the bathroom done soon I am dreading it. Enjoy your day .

  2. Those are lovely delicate frames for your finishes. Perfect!
    Good luck with the decorating. Be careful not to trip on any dust sheets and damage your ankle/foot again! :)

  3. I love your perpetual calendar stitching. It is so pretty! Oh my! Such a mess. It will be very worth it in the end!

  4. Love June and July in their frames! Good luck with you redecorating. I know what a job it can be.

  5. Lovely stitching Clare. I like how you can change your Drawn Thread stitches out monthly with the frame.
    Hope your remodeling goes well. You will be so happy with the update I am sure.
    What great fun your daughter must be having.
    Come by and sign up for our give a way. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

  6. June and July look lovely in the frame. It's such a spacesave to be able to switch out stitches and use the same frame. I find the worst part about painting is all the prep work!! I hope your settled back to normal soon and can admire all your hard work. Mary

  7. Fantastic finishes. Good luck with the room. It's a pain but will be worth it in the end I bet.

  8. June and July look great in that frame.
    I know it's a lot of work prepping for redecorating, but it will be worth it when it's finished!

  9. The bright colours of your holiday really do pop on the TQ.

  10. Your temperature chart is looking great with those hot colours!
    Great idea to change your pictures monthly, and they look really pretty in the frame.
    Hope your decorating is going well ..... but I sure it must be hard work in the heat!
    Barbara xx
    Hope your daughter enjoyed the tennis. We were in Wimbledon today, but not for the tennis, and gosh it was busy, and hot!

  11. June and July look neat swapped out in their frame. And you have a lot of dedication to watching tennis through a dust sheet! My eyes hurt just thinking about trying to focus through it. Your redo will look lovely and feel So Fresh when it's done!


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