Monday, October 16, 2006

Some Framing Happy Dances...

I know I've been an awful blogger lately. I've had so much going on and not many photos to share of stitching. I picked up a couple of pieces from my wonderful framer on Friday, though.

So let me present, Halloween Fairy (in plenty of time for Halloween!)

And Petal Fairy:


I'm giving Petal Fairy to my mum, as a thank you for all her help over the summer months with my business. I don't know what I'd have done without her!

A note on the framing: I was charged a total of £30 for *both* frames. That's the cheapest yet! I was actually quoted £14 for HF and £23 for PF... and he ended up taking £7 off that when I went to pick them up. Do I have the best framer in the world or what?

I hope to have a bit more Internet time this week... so that I can catch up with my blog reading for one thing. Though what is UP with blogger?! I can't see who's updated their blogs recently or anything.

28 comments:

Dolci Fusa said...

Great!
I'm sure your mother will love your Petal fairy.
It's in my to-do list :)
Veronica

BeckySC said...

They both look great! Nice choices of frames :) I took 4 pieces to my framer last week...one of those is my moms xmas gift :) I can't wait to get them back!

I switched from blogrolling to google reader last week and love it so far. I was missing all the updates and just don't have time to go from blog to blog looking for new posts :)

Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Both your pictures are lovely! I love how you had them framed.

AnneS said...

Love your framed pieces - they both look gorgeous :D Your Mum's going to adore Petal Fairy!

Redwitch said...

Both lovely pieces of work and what a fantastic framer! I use Bloglines for monitoring updates, it's been reliable so far.

Susimac said...

They both look lovely Tina - your mum is sure to love how you've framed petal fairy, stunning

bunnyhead said...

They both are so pretty! And you definitely have the best framer. Wow-- what a deal!

Katrina said...

Your framed pieces are both wonderful - how great to have a framer that gives you a good deal :)

Sharon said...

Tina, they look great and your Mum will love petal fairy.

Nicki said...

They look great and that's SO cheap!

Have you tried Bloglines? I love it - so much easier than blogrolling :)

Wendy said...

Those are both beautiful - you must be thrilled! Seeing pieces framed just gives them an entirely new look. Your Mum will love her Petal Fairy.

p.s. I just switched to Google Reader from blogroll.

Anonymous said...

Both pieces look fantastic. I wish I could get one piece framed for that amount around here! He did a wonderful job.

Bea said...

What lovely finishes!!! I really like the framing.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Tina! Fantastic framing!

Mia said...

Both fairies are beautiful, Tina. You do such nice work and I love the frames. You got such a deal if my conversion from USD is correct. Your mom will adore the Petal Fairy.

Chelle said...

The framing is as beautiful as your stitching! Very nice choice of frame styles, too.

Jules said...

Your pictures look amazing and your framer - well - if he ever moves, follow him!! What amazing prices.

Missy said...

Wow, they are both gorgeous! If you need somewhere to "store" your Halloween Fairy, I have plenty of wall space, lol.

Lucky girl to have a great framer that is inexpensive!! WOW!

:)

lena-lou said...

Your pictures look great and your framer does a beautiful job for what he charges you. I'll have to bring mine to Scotland when next up :-)

Cindy said...

Both pieces look amazing framed, and that is just beautiful framing! Fantastic!!

Christine said...

I really like the framing on both pieces! What a lovely gift for your mom!

Paula said...

They look great. I think I might the Glasgow branch of your framer for hte next thing I get framed.

Von said...

Tina, you've found a treasure in your framer. :D Both projects look marvelous!

Sue said...

Oh, OH, OH how pretty both your finishes are. Petal Fairy looks marvelous on that fabric and Halloween Fairy is great too.

Carol said...

I don't know how I missed this post! I will have to blame Blogrolling!!! Wow, both of your framed finishes are simply stunning!! Congratulations! Isn't it just wonderful to have new framed cross stitch to hang on your walls??

Carol said...

Tina - are those both on Silkweaver fabrics?? If so, you should enter them in their current contest! They look like winners to me!

Sari said...

Both of your fairies look wonderful! I love Mirabilia's fairies. I finished my Midsummer Night's Fairy today!

Anonymous said...

WOW, these are beautiful! Lovely designs, good choice in frames