Saturday, November 17, 2012

And They Sinned, Framed At Last!

Good morning everyone!  I'm so happy and excited to share the big news - my And They Sinned is finally framed and displayed!!


My birthday was a few weekends ago.  Jim asked if there was anything special I would like as a gift and the words "I want to do some framing!" flew out of my mouth so fast I didn't have a moment to even think about anything else.  Since ATS was at the top of my finished pile, that's what we decided to take in to the frame shop.


We've had many of Jim's photographs framed at this shop before but this was the first time I'd taken any of my stitching into them.  The lady there said it was by far the biggest piece of needlework she'd ever had the opportunity to frame.  Wait til she sees my Sarah Tatum!


You can see in this detail how perfect the frame molding is for the piece. It's rustic looking, but not too weathered.  And I love how the scrolly detail on the outer edge mirrors the vine around the borders of the stitching.  The subtle gold band on the inner edge just adds a little polish, don't you think?


 
I knew we'd have to wait for two weeks while the work was being done. But when I headed off to the office yesterday morning, I had to make myself stop from getting my hopes up that there would be a call from the framer when I got back home.  Little did I know, she's actually finished it earlier in the week and had been in touch with Jim already.  So when I did get back from work, it was already home and hung in its place of honor at the end of the hallway.  What a thrill!  It was the perfect birthday gift from start to finish.
 
Anyway, thanks so much for taking a look at my long in process masterpiece,  What is it about seeing your stitching finally framed and displayed that makes you want to stitch with even more diligence?  All I know is that withe the long Thanksgiving weekend approaching, my needle will be flying!  I hope each of you has the chance to spend the day with the people and things you are most thankful for.

16 comments:

Krista said...

It is BEAUTIFUL!! Love the frame you choose, fits it just perfect! Enjoy the weekend and Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Margaret said...

So beautiful! I love the frame! Yay for you!! You're so lucky -- I dropped my ATS off to my framer, but he takes months to get pieces back to me. Sigh.

Jackie said...

Absolutely beautiful! The frame sets off your gorgeous stitching beautifully.

Nicola said...

A superb funish and one to be very proud of. You chose the perfect frame for her.

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

the frame suits her perfectly - love it : )

Terri said...

Wow! It is stunning! Congrats and happy birthday!

Catherine said...

Oh my gosh! What a stunning finish!! The frame you chose couldn't be more perfect. Congratulations and Happy Birthday!

marly said...

Perfect frame and I like the amount of fabric margin. Beautiful!

Siobhán said...

Woohoo! You must be so thrilled with your ATS--I just love the frame moulding that you chose. It's a beauty!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous......just gorgeous!!!

Carol said...

How wonderful it looks, Mary!! I'd say that is the perfect birthday gift... Happy Belated Birthday to you and best wishes for a happy, healthy year ahead!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

It's beautiful! A wonderful birthday gift, the frame is perfect!

Yes finishing one piece gives us stitchers more motivation to stitch faster.

Denise said...

Supremely Beautiful!!!!!!
Happy Stitching
Denise

Elaine said...

Congratulations on a fantastic finish!
Elaine
www.rellus.com/Emily

Teresa S. said...

It is so beautiful and the frame is perfect.
Congratulations and well done!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Lynn said...

Lovely work! This is a stunning piece!