Friday, September 23, 2011

Now I REALLY AM done.

With framing stuff. At least for this year. 
Really. I am.

This last batch took me about 2 months to put together after the frames had come in because, quite frankly, I think I'm exhausted with all the framing going on this year. lol (Doesn't stop me from getting a thrill seeing htem done up though!!)

 What a treat to get this Drawn Thread one out of 'storage' - especially since I stitched in 1999!! I really love this piece and it looks fantastic up in my entryway. 

Another piece, long buried in storage. Shepherd's Bush. I always panic over which frame to pick - it's sooooooooooooo much pressure, you know? I wasn't sure this one was going to work out but I took a chance on it and I love it now. 

These are from this year so no pining away in storage for years and years for them!

If you see me getting twitchy to buy some more frames this year, please, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, zap me in the ass with a cattle prod or something. (Nicely place kick will work, as well.) It's rapidly approaching 'clearly insane' levels. 0_o

Someone asked for an owl WITHOUT a witch's hat so this wee one was born:
Cutie-patootie! I think I may do some others up in additional colors. :)

Have a nice weekend, y'all! I'll be counting down the time until the newest Downton hits Sunday evening. It's nice to see I'm not the only person out there obsessed with this show. (Who ships for Mary/Matthew? I'm reduced to 13 year old ooey-gooey status over this storyline. *sigh*)


(As always, the frames are from Franken Frames. Yes, you too can afford custom framing. That distressed white one with the bees? $6. How can you resist those prices? I think it's been proven that *I* can not. lol)

21 comments:

Ranae said...

The framing on each piece is so unique. Great pieces! Not sure which is my favorite, love them all

Lori's Glassworks said...

I'm in love with the little owl! So cute. Cheers!
Lori

Beth said...

Where to begin...okay you rate as a Professional Framer in my book. The choices of frames are all spot on and the fabric is stretched tight and true - I'm incredibly jealous. I especially like your Shepherd's Bush piece - it's lovely. Oh and the little purple owl is darned cute too! Have you thought about publishing a framing tutorial? You have the skill and knowledge obviously!

Michele said...

wow love them all! I go to the frame site and get so overwhelmed! I'm sending you all my need to frame! lol

Annie said...

Those pieces have sat around too long without frames. They all look wonderful.

Super little blue owl!

Margaret said...

Wow! Such great framing! Beautiful frames, beautiful pieces too. Congrats on getting it all done! (I just love that owl!)

Jackie said...

You're a master with the framing! Beautiful! You should do some more. :)

Cute owl. You do such a nice job with the beads.

I like the Matthew/Mary story line but she can be so nice and then mean. I'm especially intrigued by Mr. Bates.

valerie said...

Love the framing! You did such a great job. And the owl bead...Cute! I love that Bent Creek Uber Pumpkin.

Stitchin' Sweet Sue said...

Beautiful framing, feels good when the daunting part is behind you, doesn't it!

Jennifer said...

Oh your stitched pieces framed are beautiful . Your little purple owl is a sweetie for sure! Thanks for the Downton info. I will have to watch the first season and get hooked . It looks wonderful. Thank you for your sweet comment about our fluff ball Emerald.

Jenny said...

What a great framing bundle - how wonderful! I hope that your DT will get treated better than mine did - the parrots kept pulling stitches out of it... :(
The pumpkin is sooo coll! I am guessing that it is Uber-Fall or something similar by Bent Creek?

The owl is just adorable! Have you made pumpkin beads too?

Catherine said...

The frames you chose compliment your pieces beautifully! It does feel good to get the framing all done, doesn't it?

k9muttlover said...

Still loving that Bee Joyful piece! I am totally going to be using that franken frames!

Leslie said...

What awesome frame works!!! I love the gorgeous little owl. Happy spring.

KarenV said...

All your framing is fabulous Melanie! You've chosen just the right frame for each piece. I'm not surprised that you've been buying so many frames at those prices either - definitely worth it! Maybe I should start sending you some of my 30+ unfinished pieces to frame, hmmm? ;)

mary me said...

Lovely frames-the owl is precious! I enjoy all of your work!!!

Sylvia said...

I love the frames you picked - I desperately need to order some.

The owl... just so cute!!

Delusional Knitter said...

Beautiful framing. Love that owl, I think they'd do well in several different colors, so cute!!!

Margaret said...

I really like that sampler for your entryway. Beautiful! And that owl is precious. Love the color!

Carol said...

Your framing is so perfect, Melanie--love each and every one! And that owl is darling--you must have very, very steady hands to make those beads. I could never do that...

Pumpkin said...

OH-WOW! They all look fantastic and I can't believe the great prices. Sigh! I guess that means I can't send my pieces over to you? ;o)

Your new owl is a cutie!