Monday, November 18, 2013

Framing Fiend

Hi there!

I promise I haven't fallen off the planet.  I've just been one crazy, busy opposed to being just plain crazy.  LOL!!

Where do I begin?  I will show you some stitching I've been up to.  I signed up for an ornament exchange and was searching through some patterns in different years of Just Cross Stitch magazine.  I stumbled across some Shepherd's Bush designs and realized the words on the patterns made a little poem.  I have a couple quadrille patterns and I thought hmmmm....I wonder if I could make a quadrille out of these four patterns.  They were very close in size, so I did a little caculations, and by George, I think this just might work!! they are stitched, and nearly ready to make into a quadrille.  They are stitched on 40 ct summer khaki over two threads with one strand of floss.  I used what I hope are DMC equivalent for most of the colors called for.  I just have to find a tutorial or directions somewhere, and the charms for them.  What do you think?  If this all works out I may make another one with the pattern 2000 years ago by Shepherd's Bush.


I've been working toward getting things together for Christmas gifts, therefore I can't show you EVERYTHING I've been stitching...but I can show some pictures of some gifts for people who don't read my blog.  I'm so excited to finally be getting some things framed that have been lying around the house, I'm giddy with excitement!!  I wish I had more money, I would get a few more things framed!

Mouse sent me a lighthouse several months ago.  I'm embarrassed to say it has taken me this long to get it framed.  I really do love it to pieces, Mouse!!  And now it will finally have a home on my wall.

I was able to find a really cool frame for Pirouette in Purple.

I love the color of this frame, it perfectly matched the colors in this little sampler.

Winter made it into a frame just in time!!

And last are the three Disney Princesses I made for our Pastor's daughters.  Here are Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White.  I am breathing a little easier!!

Oh...almost forgot!!  I have made progress on Mary's Sampler and have just finished part 8!!

And that, as they say, is that.  Other than an attempt to put this ornament together, and possibly work on another, I will have to lay my stitching aside.  I will be putting my crochet talents to the test now...I have more of that to finish for a gift in the near future.  I do hope to finally get back to working on some of those WIPs and UFOs I have screaming from the back of the closet.  They are demanding attention.  I guess I should try to find a rotation schedule...but it's hard when you usually fly by the seat of your pants!!  LOL  Off to get dinner ready for the family.  Happy stitching!




Linda said...

Your fancy ornament is gorgeous DJ. What great patterns. Your framed pieces all turned out fantastic. I love the Disney ones and think I have some similar charts.


Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Your stitching is just beautiful DJ! I can't wait to see your quadrille!

Mouse said...

ooooooooooooo a real drool fest ... love how mine has turned out :) and all the princess's look lovely ... well done on the quadrille and good luck stitching it together ,,... can't wait to see it .... :) love mouse xxxxx

Pam in IL said...

I've admired those Shepherd Bush designs for a long time and just haven't gotten around to stitching them yet. I love the way you've stitched them. Great job on the framing of all the other pieces too.

Gillie said...

Now I see what you mean by a quadrille, all I could think of was Gone with the Wind or Pride and Prejudice and dancing :)

I am on my way with a LARGE pile that needs to be framed..........

Kaisievic said...

Beautiful stitching and lovely framed pieces, D.J.

Caitlin Jordan said...

gorgeous stitching :D So many beautiful finishes! I love all the framing.

Margaret said...

Love the idea for a quadrille. I am going to try that - I have been sitting on these charts for some years as I didn't want them as a framed piece. A quadrille! I love it!