Monday, June 29, 2009

Framing Day

It's Monday, so that means multiple loads of laundry. In between doing that, I managed to frame Sarah Hartley. I had a harder time than usual choosing the frame. I can usually zero right in on something. I can't be more pleased at how it turned out though. The molding is mottled in various colors. For added interest, I chose to have a coppery colored fillet inserted in the frame. It is so not my usual style, but it really compliments the deer. I took a close up, so maybe that will give a better view.
I finished Margaret a few days ago. For this one, I went with a simple cherry wood frame. I thought it looked the best with all of the pinks in the border.

The newest sampler, Rebecca Robinson, is hard for me to put down. I am so in love with this one, especially now that the giant house is done. I'll post a picture in a day or so.

25 comments:

Dona said...

Your frames are both perfect for their pieces! They turned out so nice.

I can see why you are loving working on Rebecca. I like the way so many of the motifs are tucked in unusual places. Can't wait to see your work on it!

Margaret said...

I just love how they both came out!!! That Sarah frame is really cool -- I really like it! And I like Margaret's frame too. Wonderful framing as usual,Tanya!

Glenna said...

You have such wonderful taste! And I never knew that inset was called a "fillet." Learn something new every day! Now I'll know to ask for one.

Jan said...

You have such an eye for things, Tanya!! You are right about using the filet, it does bring out the deer, and makes the whole lovely sampler, better then cohesive!!

I especially love your cherry frame for Margaret, is it? Love, love it!!

I can't wait to see your next update on your enjoyable project! I know I am going to fall in love with that one, and have to add it to my stash!!

Deb said...

Tanya - your frame choices are perfect for both of your pieces. I give you high kudos for framing these yourself! I like the addition of the filet on the one piece - it does really pull the color of the deer.

I can't wait to see your next progress pic on Rebecca - that is such a gorgeous sampler - just like all the ones that you've done.

Melissa said...

Wow, they are beautiful, Tanya! I think both frames are just perfect!

Love to Stitch said...

Simply BREATHTAKING!! Wow, you have an eye for sure on choosing the perfect frames for your pieces. Amazing. Both pieces are simply stunning!! Cant wait to see Rebecca!

Sandra said...

You certainly have a great eye for choosing just the right frames for your pieces, they look amazing. I missed your last post I think, the big house reminds me of one of the Hawk run houses - huge!!

donnacrafts said...

Both sampler are truly amazing. You have inspired me to stitch Sarah Hartly, thank you. I am learning so much from your blog. Your work and color choices are perfect. Enjoy!

Sherry said...

The frames are wonderful for these pieces! You always choose the perfect design to stitch!

Siobhan said...

Wow, Tanya! You have a knack for choosing the perfect frame. Both are beautiful--and exactly what is needed to let the sampler shine.

I can't wait to see your progress on Rebecca!

woolwoman said...

Tanya - Sarah is just stunning - I LOVE your choice of frame molding and the addition of the copper filet is SO perfect. I imagine that was a tough one because the colors are a bit unusual - that is one thing that attracted me to that sampler. Ms Simcock is a beauty as well. I had never seen the new SL start - bad bad girl - leading me down the path of temptation - I am a sucker for pretty borders and I love american samplers from that time period. Can't wait to see it grow! Mel

Karoline said...

Both frames are perfect, both samplers look gorgeous

Laurie in Iowa said...

Congrats on framing your two new lovely samplers. They look great!

samplerlover said...

Beautiful frames for 2 very beautiful samplers. They are great additions for your beautiful sampler collection.
Looking forward to seeing more of Rebecca. Another lovely one. - Sandra.

Michelle said...

What beautiful work and the frames are perfect.. do you do the framing yourself?

Laundry, not so fun :)

Michelle

Nicole said...

Both frames are beautiful Tanya! You have such a good eye for color. Your framing is perfect as always also! :) Can't wait to see your latest wip pic!

S said...

Your framed pieces are amazing!!! Cant wait to see the wip picture.

Alice said...

Both your framed pieces are just gorgeous. Once they are hanged you must share a photo.
Hugs
Alice

Tammy said...

Both of your framing jobs are beautiful! And I agree, the filet really does compliment the little deer!

Tracy said...

Perfect frames! The filet is lovely...

Daniela said...

Both frames are perfect for your samplers. They look so nice. And you made a nice start on Rebecca as well. Excited to see more of it.

April Mechelle said...

Both are Beautiful !!! I am ordering the Sarah Hartley today !!! Seeing yours make me want to stitch this one.
April

Cindy F. said...

Beautiful framing!! They're perfect for your amazing pieces!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous framing for your pieces!!! Lovely! And Rebecca is coming along beautifully too!