Monday, June 23, 2008

picture gallery

The Strawberry Sampler called on Saturday to say the pieces I brought in during their May framing sale were ready. Yay! I hopped right in the car so not another minute would go by without these lovelies in my house.


Trio of Hearts
Twisted Threads
Completed June 2004


You Are My Sunshine
La D Da
Completed June 30, 2006
Gift to the dude for our 5th anniversary


My Whole Heart
SamSarah Designs
Completed July 7, 2007
anniversary gift, 6th anniversary

And presenting, my favorite and yours
In the Tall Flowers
Liberty Street Designs
Completed February 21, 2008



Now I have about ten framed pieces for my stairway gallery. I need my mom to come help me hang. She has a way with these things.

Happily I have filled my second "discount card" at the store and will get 20% off. I have about 60 more pieces that need to be finished, mostly framed...

21 comments:

Nic said...

Your framed pieces look fab - I especially like the "You are my sunshine" - nice piece, nice sentiment :o)

Aussie Stitcher said...

YAY, framed finishes. They look great Anna, I have You are my sunshine in my stash, and have had it a while now, and it is still a favourite.

karenv said...

Actually, I think *my* favourite is Trio of Hearts ;) but they're all gorgeous!

Coral said...

All gorgeous!

Donna said...

Beautiful. I wish I could go and pick up 4 framed pieces. Maybe if I got a "real" job?

Barbara said...

Wow, those came out great! Send your mother over here to help me, will you? ;)

Glenna said...

Oh, those are great! My favorite is Trio of Hearts. The frames complement them all beautifully, but T of H has my favorite frame.

Anonymous said...

Now I don't feel so bad! I have about 20 pieces waiting a sewing finish and just brought my two last "framables" to the framer. Of course, I have 27 framed pieces that I have yet to hang because I still haven't finished the kids' old bedrooms [I have been an empty nester for two years now] into a craft room and a home office. Even so I will have to rotate my framed pieces ... rather like a museum having special exhibits.

I am off for two weeks and will be working on declutterring the two former bedrooms that have somehow become "junk" rooms over the past two years and I will tackle some of the sewing finishes. If I ever learn to use Photobucket I may even manage to get some pictures up on my own blog ... learning to use Photobucket is one of my June goals ... only a week left to meet that one.
riona [Blogger: Oubliette]

Coni said...

Wow! Absolutely beautiful pieces! Do you have a pic of your gallery?

Jacque said...

Girl, you've been busy!! They all look fabulous and I can't wait to see what your mother creates with your works of art!

As for the hog salad, let it thaw a bit, but it starts to melt rather quickly...usually, it's almost all-eaten by then. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Your finishes look great! They are all so colorful.

I'm almost inspired to get my unfinished stitched pieces out of the box under the bed...

dd

Rosemary said...

I'm sure it feels wonderful to get things framed and up on the wall. Mmm.

Sharon said...

Anna, they are all gorgeous!

Lennu said...

Oh they all look great! My favourite is You Are My Sunshine, I just love this chart and hope to stitch it one day! I've been singing this song for couple of days now for everyone in the family and I think they don't want to hear it anymore :D

Wendy said...

Isn't it exciting getting pieces back from the framer! I develop an entirely new appreciation for things once they are 'finished'. Don't forget to take a picture of your stairway gallery!

XmaryX said...

They are all beautiful, Anna. Great job with the frame-picking-out-ing.

Barbeeque4 said...

What super finishes and framing!!! I love - love - love that "You are my sunshine" - I need to get that and do it!!!

Jennifer said...

They always do a bang up job with framing, and they're not TOO expensive (but that discount card sure helps, as do the sales!)

And gee, thanks for being such an enabler. The Sunshine one is going on my wishlist too.

monique said...

These turned out great!

Jenna said...

You have a great eye for picking the perfect frames for your pieces! Everything looks beautiful. :) Let me know when their next framing sale is, please.

Michelle said...

Oh they all look beautiful! You'll definitely have to post a photo of the wall once they are all proudly displayed. If I finished things, I would have framing to do too!!