Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Back from the framers...

I had my hands full coming out of my lovely framers this morning. :) I thought it best to take some photos while I had the chance, as most of these pieces are gifts.

Gloria by The Silver Lining, for my grandmother:

About two years ago I asked nonna Giulia if she'd like me to stitch her anything in particular, and she asked for a rose, as it was my grandfather's favourite flower. Though he loved many flowers (he was a wonderful gardener).

The next two are for my cousin Rita's new baby girl Serena, and my friend Michelle's new daughter Abbie:

The Birth Band by The Drawn Thread

Baby Garden by Just Nan

And this one.... is all for me!! I finally got Quaker Garden by Blackbird Designs (one of my all-time favourite designers) framed!



And finally, another progress photo of English Roses. I'm not bored with it yet, so I'll keep going for now. I've done the top half of the silk ribbon roses and leaves since this photo was taken, so I think I'll start the beading next, even though I have quite a bit of stitching to do at the bottom yet.

I searched and searched the Internet for photos of her by other stitchers and can you believe I couldn't find any?! (that was a first!) I found a few that had just stitched the lady in the middle, but not the rest of the design... very pretty they were too... but I had wanted to see what the silk ribbon roses were supposed to look like! :) Hopefully I'm doing them right...


19 comments:

Michelle said...

Gorgeous framing on all of your pieces - I especially like the fram you chose for Quaker Garden. Your WIP is looking lovely too!

KarenV said...

Wow! All of your framed pieces are absolutely gorgeous, but I especially love Quaker Garden :) I took mine in to be framed recently too (coincidence!) and I'm just waiting for my Dad to pick it up and bring it over for me (along with the others I had framed). Your framer did a great job of everything!

(PS - Another coincidence - my grandfather (on my mom's side) was also an excellent gardener and won prizes for his garden) :)

Carla said...

Gorgeous framed pieces!!!! I love the frame you picked for Quaker Garden. English Roses is looking beautiful!

Stitcher said...

These are all stunning.

Missy said...

Gorgeous framing! Your Grandmother is going to be so pleased, the rose is truly stunning!

: )

stitcherw said...

Wow, they all look fantastic framed, your grandmother will love the rose. English Roses is looking great too, can't wait to see it with all the silk roses done. The silk rose you've got on it now looks perfect to me.
Sue

tintocktap said...

Wow - lovely stitching and lovely framing. I'm sure your grandmother and friends will love these!

Linda litlaskvis said...

Your framed pieces are beautiful!

Carol said...

Congratulations! They are all absolutely beautiful! There are some lucky people out there about to get some gorgeous gifts from you!

elenamac said...

A lot of wonderful finish!! wow wow wow all beautiful!!!
Love
elena

Aussie Stitcher said...

Your framed pieces look wonderful and so does your wip.

lena-lou said...

All of your framed pieces look gorgeous, I do like what you chose for your QG it sets it off beautifully :-) Your WIP looks very pretty!

Karen said...

Beautiful pieces! Congrats on all your finishes.

Stitchingranny said...

My first visit to your blog but I will be back. Beautiful stitching here.

tkdchick said...

You have an awesome framer!

Your Mira is lovely!

Claudia said...

Sweet Tina, your pieces are stunning!!! I love the gorgeous Baby Banner by JN and the wonderful Quaker Garden by Blackbird Designs ( I would love to stitch it too!!!!!! It's one of my favourites..)!
And thanks for the lovely comments to my blog: I've added to my preferred blogs list! :)

Patti said...

WOW Tina they are just gorgeous and I love the frames you chose for everything. I am adding you to my blog list because you will be such an inspiration.
Lots of love
Patti xxx

Von said...

Oh my! What wonderful treasures! The framing sets each design off perfectly! :D

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