Sunday, December 16, 2007

Frames, Frames & More Frames

No stitching updates, but lots of framing photos today!

You'll probably remember this one, as I finished it just a few months ago. You can see a scan here (scroll down a little). This is a Christmas gift for my dad.

Little House Needleworks The Old West

This next quartet are all for me! I asked my framer to leave them simple, as I'm going to hang them together and I feel they'd have been a bit overwhelming if they'd had mats, etc. Not the greatest photo in the world... but you can see photos of them individually here and here.

Just Nan's In The Square series
(Winter, Autumn, Spring & Summer)

You probably won't remember this one! I stitched it last year, and finally got it framed. I decided that I'll give it to nonna for Christmas. You can see a better photo of it right after I finished it here. I asked my framer to show lots of the fabric, which I think is gorgeous (the photos don't do it any justice at all).

M Designs Christmas Tree

I stitched this way back in May.... it only took 3 weeks! For my mum's 60th birthday which was on December 2nd. She loved it! Again, not a very good photo... but you can see close-up photos here.

English Roses by Mirabilia

And finally... this was also for my mum. Again, better photo here (scroll down).

Geranium House by Country Cottage Needleworks


I haven't had a lot of time for stitching over the past couple of weeks (I guess I'm not the only one!), though I've been making sure to stitch a wee bit every day, so I'll have a new happy dance soon.

I hope everyone is enjoying the festivities. I love, love, LOVE this time of the year!

24 comments:

Jenn said...

I love your new blog look and all your framing is wonderful. Have fun hanging everything around the house.

Christine said...

Wow, all of your pieces and framing choices are just beautiful!! I really like how Geranium House is framed. I never think of using white mats but it looks great with the silver frame!

Barbara said...

What wonderful framing! You did a great job choosing frames that compliment the stitching!

sognatrice said...

Gorgeous! You are definitely an inspiration to keep on stitching :)

Wendy said...

Its so wonderful to see all your works of art framed. What fantastic gifts for your family!

Stephanie said...

What a lovely job your framer has done of all your pieces! I particularly love the way she's framed the M Designs tree - it's gorgeous with all that red fabric. I'm sure your family will love all these gifts!

Isabelle said...

Your frames are all so beautiful! Great stitching/frame combinations.

stitcherw said...

They are all gorgeous. What fun to get to see so many framed pieces at one time to admire.
Sue

Marie said...

all your frames are wonderful ! you have done a great job doing the cross stitches and your framer doing all those frames !

TeresaB said...

Wow, I just had to tell you how much I loved all your framing that got done. I really like how you had all 4 of the Just Nan pieces done alike. Enjoy.

Sharon said...

Beautiful framing Tina! That fabric is gorgeous on Christmas tree.

Sweet Pea said...

They all look fantastic - but I LOVE those Just Nan squares. They're so pretty!

Sari said...

Wow, they all look really beautiful. I especially like the Mirabilia one, the silk ribbons really do make a difference! :)

Chelle said...

So many beautiful finishes and the framing is wonderful too. Kudos!

Stitchingranny said...

Love all the pictures the frames always
make such a difference to them.

Margie said...

They are all beautiful! The framing choices are all perfect

Mariarita said...

Ciao Concetta, il tuo blog รจ bellissimo e i tuoi lavori superlativi!!!
Bravissima.
Buon Natale a te e ai tuoi cari.
Mariarita. Siena Toscana Italia

litlaskvis said...

Love the new look of your blog!
And all your pieces are beautiful. I love that deep red fabric that you used for Christmas Tree by M-Designs! Very pretty!

Michelle said...

I enjoyed seeing all of your past finishes and framing. You do beautiful work and what lovely gifts!

Michelle

Gorgoglio said...

Very nice pieces, but the best for me is the M design tree :)

Carla said...

oh my goodness...lots of beautiful framed pieces!!!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous pieces! They all look lovely framed!! Congratulations - the recipients will be thrilled!

Courtney said...

amazing finishes! They're so pretty!

tkdchick said...

Wow they're all amazing and framed just right!