Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Great Frame Up

It took me so long to pick up my framing from the January sale, that they had already started the May sale when I finally hit the store. Sadness. I guess it has been a busy few months--and I'm sure you don't forget, snowy too--and when you only have one day to get to the LNS (Saturday) that's 40 minutes away, yeah, you get the picture.

Anyway, the first picture is Midsummer Night's Me & You Sampler. I think the gold on the frame coordinates nicely. I'm very happy with this one. Soon it will find space on the anniversary wall.
But I am over the moon with how this one came out! The frames themselves are a little brighter, not quite as muted, just like the piece itself. I was all set to enter this one in the fair when I noticed (to my horror!) that I forgot to finish four stitches on the coral flower that hangs over the house. I don't know if it is worth it to me to have it taken apart and put back together just to show it off to a larger IRL audience. Oh well, my light will be hidden under the bushel again. ;)

17 comments:

Beth said...

They are both wonderful - well worth the wait. Really like the color pallets used for both and the frames are fab.

Lee said...

I love them both!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Lovely frames for two gorgeous designs. The First Star is my particular favourite. I would feel compelled to take it apart and do the stitches though.

Linda said...

Both framed pictured are fantastic Nikki. I love your frame choices especially on Star Light. I would love to stitch that design. Do you know where I might be able to get it.

Linda

Melissa said...

They are both wonderful! I can see why you are especially pleased with the second one - the frame picks up that yellow-green beautifully!

Jeanne said...

They're both lovely! If you didn't get glass on your pieces you likely can sneak those stitches in without having to take it apart Just use a waste know and cut it off when you have the stitches in, so what if there are a few loose tails in there, nobody will know.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Both are absolutely stunning! But the lavender and green frame...stunning! I LOVE IT!! And I agree that you likely could sneak stitches in (if not under glass) I did once myself :)

Margaret said...

They both look wonderful! Great choice of frames!

Marcy said...

Both look fantastic! I love Star Light and the idea of fixing the flower sounds like it's worth a try. if it doesn't work, you can always unframed it.

Von said...

I love both, but that second bright sampler really is stunning. The frame sets it off perfectly!

Chris said...

Perfect frame choices!

Anonymous said...

If you decide you can finish off those four stitches, used a curved needle, not a straight one. Less pulling on the fabric to get the needle in the right place.

I've done this, several times. You don't even need to really finish off the thread properly, as it won't be disturbed.

Carol S.

Sheryl S. said...

Two very pretty designs with perfect frames. I like the second picture best. Lovely work.

Carol said...

They are both very nice and I love the fact that you have an anniversary wall :)

Stitchinowl said...

Outstanding frame choices. The second one is luminous and magical!
Carolyn

Hazel said...

Love these. Great frame choice. x

C in DC said...

Love the 2nd one. Perfect frame.