Sunday, August 20, 2006

QMH Progress & Some Framing


A little bit more progress on Quaker Meetinghouse Sampler. I'm putting it away for a wee while now. Karen's kindly ordering more skeins of the Tartan Plaid Crescent Colours for us, so I think we're both going to wait for that to arrive before continuing with it. A warning for anyone that's thinking of kitting this design up - if you're doing it 2 over 2, you will definitely need at least 3 skeins (not 2 as the chart says)... you may possibly even need a 4th, and as the colours are variegated, you'll want to make sure to get them all at once to avoid dye lot problems.

I thought I'd share some photos of recent framing I've had done too. These are NOT recent finishes though, I might add -- I stitched "Friendly Enemies" and "Doggie in the Window" when I was in my early teens! They were just pieces that were in desperate need of professional framing. Some of the photos are not very good -- my mum's dining room (where they live) doesn't have great lighting for taking photos - or it does but if I keep half the lights on I can't get a good shot of the pieces as the light reflects right onto the glass. Ach well.


Friendly Enemies

Doggie In The Window

The Kiss (Mirabilia)




I have an absolutely wonderful local framer. He never seems to charge me more than £20 per piece. What's that, about $35-$38? For the whole thing - frame, mat and labour (for medium size framing too - e.g. a regular Mirabilia size piece). I've mentioned it before, if anyone in the Dunbartonshire area is looking for a framer his name is Gary Merchant and the shop is The Framing Workshop. I'd drive hours to get my stitching framed at this place, he's the best.

I have NO excuse to put off getting things framed anymore!!

15 comments:

~Harsha~ said...

ohhhhhh love all your works! especially The Kiss :)

zoeandcooper said...

They all look so lovely! I am jealous of your framer. I wish I could get things framed at such an amazing rate.

Leah said...

Those frames are great and your framer charges very reasonable prices!!

tkdchick said...

Your framer charges amazing prices. I've taken up framing and from what I pay for supplies, he must not be making a huge profit! The markup for your standard professional framer is 300%

You're moving along quickly with your SAL!

Cindy said...

The Quaker Meeting House is coming along great. It is looking lovely. Too bad that I do not live any where even close to you or I would be calling on your framer in the future! lol

Redwitch said...

Hello, new to your blog and love your photos/work. Your framer is v.cheap. I paid about £45 to have a work similar in size to the Kiss framed!!! Am going to Scotland (Glen Coe/West coast) on hols in Sept can't wait :)

Christine said...

It's a so great quaker !
Your framed designs are looking very good !

Sue said...

Love the pieces that are framed and I can't believe how fast you are getting QMH done. It's looking really nice.

Mia said...

Tina, I love all the framed and finished pieces. Very lovely and your progress on Quaker Meeting House is coming along nicely. :)

Jenn said...

Tina, Everything turned out lovely and your QMH is coming along nicely. Ohhh I see near your finished The Kiss Sitting Pretty. I just finished that back in May/June of this year. It was such a fun piece to stitch, except for all the back stitching.

Kiwi Jo said...

wow, what a feast for the eyes today! Great work.

Michelle said...

Your QMH is looking so great! And thanks for sharing pics of your framed pieces - I am having a hard time myself right now getting a good pic of a framed piece.

KarenV said...

All your framed pieces look gorgeous! You're lucky to have a good framer - I need to find someone new because I wasn't happy with the last lot of framing I had done at my usual place.

Lovely progress on QMS - you got more out of your 2 skeins than I did ;)

Wendy said...

What beautiful pieces you have framed! And those sound like great prices too. I pay at least triple that to get anything framed and I still think I'm getting a good deal!

Your WIP is looking great.

Nicki said...

Those pieces look great! And how good to have a cheap, good framer :)

I haven't done any more on Petal by the way, but I might just finish the beading to see if I need more. I'll let you know! :)