The above frame is just lovely and really complements the stitched piece. I just love my framer! This was quite an expensive frame but she gave me a great price on it.
The above is the 're-purposed' frame that I had shown you last week. I'm very happy with it. It only cost me $10 labour so that was a great deal!
The creative process of putting together the right pieces for the sampler wall, placement etc took us yesterday afternoon and this morning. We played with the arrangement on the floor first. My DH has now become quite an "art director" when it comes to arranging the pieces together, with definite strong opinions! ;-) I believe he quite enjoys the process too!
Then finally they went up on the wall with a slightly different arrangement than what was on the floor. I'm very hoppity-happy with it! (I'm glad I took the photo of the arrangement on the floor as I couldn't get a photo of the wall without any reflections showing!)
Starting from the top left hand corner and ending with the piece in the center:
- Hanna Lovin Joslin 1856, from book "Honeysuckle Manor" by Blackbird Designs
- Tis the Season, from book "Joyeux Noel" by Blackbird Designs
- Mary's Best Handwork by With Thy Needle and Thread
- Birds of a Feather by Blackbird Designs
- Quaker Graden by Blackbird Designs
- Isabella Johnstone 1854 from SANQ summer 2010 issue
- A Very Fine Sampler by Birds of a Feather
Thank you for your help with the magnifiers. It was interesting to read about what you are using (or not needing to use - very lucky). I will hunt around locally and see what I can find.
For all of you who joined the Crazy January Challenge - congratulations and many thanks for posting on your blogs. It was great fun to see all the different designs, many of which I've never seen before! I know, it was very tempting to go and buy something new!
News of Nashville Market releases are starting to come through. I read in one newsletter that Paulette will have a Noah themed design "The Flood" to complement Paradise Lost! Won't that be exciting?!
Here it is Sunday evening (raining, raining) and it's almost time to start getting dinner ready, then wind down... just to get wind up for another busy work week.
Hope you are staying well and happy! Thank you for dropping by! Have a great week!