Monday, March 22, 2010

Ann Rayner

Here she is in her new framed glory. I always wonder if I've chosen the right frame, but fortunately I think this one suits her. The little bit of gold around the inside pulls out the gold in the sampler. It also tones down some of the brightness. I'm stitching away like crazy on Sarah Woodham, and I'm almost done. The frame for her is also waiting, and I'm very anxious to see how she'll look in the guest bathroom. I think I'll be able to show her before the end of the week.
Thank you for all the birthday wishes. I had a very nice day, that included a wonderful dinner and surprise get together in the evening. I couldn't have asked for more. I have to show you the birthday card that my niece made for me. I'm still laughing over it. Who knows who those women really are, but they could very easily have been my mom and her sisters, back in their day. Unfortunately, today I only feel the old part, especially after yesterday's vote.

34 comments:

Stephanie (Joie de Bayou) said...

Beautiful finish. You are right, the frame does enhance the stitching. The colors are beautiful.

Stephanie
www.joiedebayou.blogspot.com

Siobhan said...

Tanya, FABULOUS job on Ann! The frame you chose is perfect. It lets the stitching shine. Love the card, too!

Bertie said...

Gorgeous Tanja, great frame and does your sampler proud.

Funny card, wonder if they thought the same LOL.

Deb said...

I love that card!

Ann looks absolutely fantastic!!! Wow! I think the frame looks perfect for her! You know, it's all because of your progress on this that convinced me to buy this pattern. I hope that mine looks as wonderful as yours does. I can't wait to see Sarah Woodham too!

rebecca said...

Your Anne looks beautiful in her new frame. Love the gold, makes it look very antique like Anne just finished herself. Congratulations. Where did you place her?

Catherine said...

Beautifully done! Ann looks fabulous!

And that card still has me chuckling!

Glenna said...

Perfect frame for that beautiful sampler! Can't wait to see Sarah W done soon--I was so hoping you were going to have 10 or 12 things going at once! Love the card...

Margaret said...

Ooooh, so pretty!!! I love the frame you chose! And I really love Ann!

Melissa said...

oooooh-weeee! what a beautiful Anne is! Congratulations on a wonderful job!

Melissa said...

PS - what linen and floss did you use for Ann? I'm "this" close to ordering the design. Should I, shouldn't I? Where are those big girl panties anyway?

Nicole said...

Beautiful finish Tanya!! I love that card - too funny! :)

FayeRaye said...

The framing is PERFECT~~ And that birthday card is too~~~

Jeannine 520 said...

Congratulations on your beautiful finish, it's gorgeous! I love how it turned out.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your Ann looks fabulous Tanys. Congrats on your finish and your framing.

Cari-in-VA said...

Tanya, Ann is just beautiful. And, as always, your choice of frame is wonderful. It sets off the piece perfectly.

It sounds like you had a wonderful birthday and I love the card.

Can't wait to see Sarah.

Have a good nite.

April Mechelle said...

Rayner Sampler is Beautiful !!

samplerlover said...

Tanya, the frame for Ann is just perfect. They go together so well. Another stunning sampler for your collection.
Love the card lol. - Sandra.

Vonna said...

How beautiful Miss Ann is...that is totally stunning!

Don't get me started on the vote...you may feel old, but I'm fat and getting older....

Alice said...

Not only did you complete Ann but you framed her too! The frame is just perfect. With such a busy sampler its the final touch it needed to bring it all together. Cute card!!
Alice

Marion said...

Beautiful, just beautiful finish!!
Love the card!!!!
Glad you had a great Birthday!!
Take care
marion

Sherry said...

Wonderful finish! You did a beautiful job and I can't wait to see Sarah. What a funny card and I know what you mean about feeling older after the vote!

開心唷 said...

IT IS A VERY NICE SUGGESTION, THANK YOU LOTS! ........................................

Eva Hernández Tarín said...

Fantastico (i´m from Spain).

Loraine said...

Congrats on the lovely finish! I love the frame you chose. Funny card! To true isn't it?
Take Care!

Tanya said...

Your Ann is beautiful! Love the card.

staci said...

Oh My! Ann is a really stunning thing of beauty!!!

Love that card! At least the older we get, the more "devil may care" attitude we can have!!!

Katrina said...

Ann is absolutely gorgeous, love it. And the card is so cute!!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your sampler looks great al stitched and framed!

Love to Stitch said...

Ann is Gorgeous!! Love the frame, you always do a GREAT job in choosing them :)

Suzanne said...

This is a beautiful finish and the frame suits it perfectly.

Somehow I missed the last post, so a belated happy birthday to you.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

OMGosh, Tanya! Gorgeous work on Ann! I'm green! Your stitching is so extraordinary. Just beautiful. Congratulations. I got such a kick out of that card!
Hugs

Karoline said...

Ann looks gorgeous, great framing

Michelle said...

Ann looks amazing in her new frame!! Love it. And she is such a beautiful piece. That card is hilarious! Sooo funny!

Marie said...

Oh la la j'aime beaucoup !
it is wonderful