Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wednesday's happenings

Today I framed the Dutch Spot~Motif Sampler. I went with a simple frame in a rusty colored wood. I think it brings out the rust in the design, and it looks okay with the goldish linen that I dyed. Now to find an empty space on the wall to hang it.

You might have noticed the button on the right for my Etsy store. I had hoped to be open for business, but I'm having issues. I'm going to be optimistic and say we'll be ready by this weekend if not sooner. I still plan to give away a needle case~ruler set when I'm officially open.

I recently won a giveaway on Rowyn's blog. This very cool chart made it all the way from New Zealand to Arizona. Thanks so much, Rowyn. I have the thread already in my stash, and I had no plans for it until now. It must have been fate.
For me, the very best thing about blogging are the friends that I've made all over the world. It's wonderful to share a common thread (no pun intended ) with other needle workers. It really is a small world after all.

14 comments:

Siobhan said...

Oooh, love your Dutch sampler! That frame is perfect for it. Great job!

Queen Bee's Musings said...

Hi
Just discovered your blog.
Love it
Wish you well on your esty store.
Let me know when you go public.

:: wee bird :: said...

that frame is just perfect for your picture.you have great taste!

Glenna said...

I love the way the framing turned out! Picturing you squeezing in another sampler.... If all else fails, you'll have to buy a larger house.

Nicole said...

Wow, it's beautiful! The frame is gorgeous! I'm looking forward to your Etsy shop - you are so talented!!

Rowyn said...

Your Dutch Sampler is beautiful, and you did a wonderful job with the framing.

Glad the chart arrived, hope you enjoy stitching it.

Suzanne said...

The Dutch sampler looks fantastic. Nice chart you won.

Sherry said...

The sampler looks wonderful and you did a beautiful job framing it! Hopefully, my framing will become as good as yours after some more practice! I can't wait to see it hanging with the rest! Take pictures! Congratulations on the winning the chart!

Vonna said...

What a very pretty finish! I love the frame...hopefully....today....I'll have a finish and maybe even framed up! :o)
Time will tell! If mine comes out looking half as good as yours - I'll be thrilled! Good going you ;)

Sandra said...

The frame suits the sampler perfectly. What did you use to dye your linen? Does it make the threads darker too, or are they unaffected?

Glenna said...

Oh, my gosh--Brenda Keyes has a new sampler out, called the Sailor's Wife....check it out!!
And I was just saying that I was jaded? Not any more! http://www.thesamplercompany.com/store/WsDefault.asp?One=302 I saw it today on Attic Needlework's newsletter. Gotta get it!

ivoryspring said...

Love it! Do you mind doing a DIY tutorial on how to frame a needlework piece? I am never brave enough to do it myself because I just don't know how.

Alice said...

The plain wooden frame was a perfect choice. Everything is in harmony and it shows your work off beautifully. Could not have chosen a better frame myself.
Alice

Stitcher S said...

What a beautiful sampler! The frame looks wonderful, too.