Friday, January 22, 2010

Thought you might like to see

Back in 2003 (yes, I know, here we are in 2010!!) I stitched the four Drawn Thread seasonal Spots on one piece of fabric but never got it framed. The framer I was using at that time wouldn’t frame anything that he couldn’t put a mat round before adding the frame and this was one I wanted just with a frame. Back in this post I shared a piece that I’d left in with a framer I'd used for the first time. This framer said that she was happy to frame something without mats and I left this piece in with her just after Christmas.

Now, given that it’s almost 7 years from I stitched this! I can’t remember what linen I used but I do know that I went with the recommended threads and then stitched the border alphabet and birds in Caron Waterlilies Fiesta.

Thought I’d share as, even though it has taken me so long to get it framed and I haven’t stitched any DT pieces in a while, I’m really pleased with how it’s turned out and I will be finding a spot to hang this.

Thanks for all the good wishes on the dental visit on Monday. I survived!!! I’m back this Monday for the follow-up appointment and then I’m hoping that’s me done with visiting the dentist for a while! Wishing you all a good weekend!

Until next time….

18 comments:

KarenV said...

Wow, that turned out really pretty! I love how you combined the four pieces and used the variegated thread to tie it all together. Very surprised that your previous framer wouldn't frame without mats though - I never have mats on my pieces any more, so I'm glad that my framer (like your current one) will frame things as I want them done ;)

Glad you survived the dentist - I had to go this morning and I survived too!

Siobhan said...

Lois! Wow, I love it. Your new framer did a great job, and the frame moulding is just perfect for that piece. YGG! You must be thrilled to finally have this beauty up on the wall.

Tracey said...

It's beautiful Lois! I never use mats on my pieces- since I mostly do my own framing I don't want to mess with it. lol

Cari said...

I can't imagine a framer refusing to frame somthing with out a mat - how very odd! It is a beautiful finish and the frame is wonderful. I have stitched Spring but the others are in my stash (buried I am sure).

So glad that the dentist visit went well and that today will be a good visit too. I really don't like to visit the dentist - I even dread my bi-yearly teeth cleaning/checkup - I always ask for novocaine, but he refuses :-)

Catherine said...

I love it! I don't tend to mat very many things myself.

Glad to hear the dentist went okay!

Carol said...

I love seeing them all stitched on one piece of fabric, Lois. So glad you finally were able to get it framed. I'm not a mat person either--I love the simple beauty of just the stitching and the frame.

Thanks for sharing and I'm so happy you're almost done with the dentist for a while :)

Melissa said...

Beautiful. What a lovely piece! That is odd about the framer not wanting to frame without a mat. I almost never use mats for mine pieces except the Shepherd Bush ones.

Glad your dental visit went well.

susan said...

Great Job by The Framer! I love it. Your stitching is beautiful. The few pieces I have framed do not have mats although some items are very beautiful matted.
Good Luck Monday at the final dentist visit.

Deb said...

Lois, I just love it! I can't believe that the framer wouldn't frame the piece without mats. I'm sure they had a reason, but it sounds kind of strange. I very rarely use mats anymore, so I would have a hard time with that decision.

Glad to hear that the dentist appointment went well and your survived! Dentists are not the best of people to have to spend time with.

Cindy's Stitching said...

What a pretty piece. You must be so happy it is framed.

Jackie in UK said...

Lois, I *love* that! Very pretty indeed! I have one stitched but now I am thinking that I might like to do all four just like you have done. Did you chart your own alphabets around the outside of the piece or did you amalgamate a couple of designs to come up with this beautiful finished piece?

Jackie x

corinna said...

looks great
it will be nice having it on display
have a great wknd

Margaret said...

Oh wow! How beautiful is this! I love the frame you chose as well! Thanks for stopping by my blog -- now I've discovered yours as a result! :D

Valerie said...

Your finished DT is lovely! The colors are gorgeous and the frame is a perfect fit! Best of luck on Monday at the dentist...it will all be over before you know it!

Brigitte said...

I love this piece, and it's beautifully framed. Good that you found a framer who is willing to complete your pieces they way you want to.
I have this DT chart in my stash as well but could never make my mind up about how to stitch it - on individual pieces of fabric and finish them as little pillows (I love little pillows) or on one piece of fabric as you were doing. Both versions look nice.

Sherri said...

Such a beautiful finish! I love the frame you chose, it's perfect.

Carol R said...

Beautiful stitching and perfect framing!

Sherry said...

A good framer is a godsend!! This would not have looked as nice with a mat, so I'm glad you waited, even if it WAS 7 years!!! lol!!! It's a beautiful piece and the colours are perfect for your home!