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Sunday, June 24, 2012

"Cross Stitch Samplers"


I hope you are enjoying the weekend. the fire is going here.You know it is Winter, especially when it gets to minus 2 overnight and there is lots of ice on the windscreen of the car.

 On Thursday I picked up the two cross stitch samplers from the framers. Very very happy with the framing.

David's 21st Birthday Sampler.

I am so pleased with how this turned out.

I asked for a old fashioned black frame. I was first shown two others, loved them both but they were more suitable for a female. The lady then showed me this one. Instant love. It reminded me of a old blackboard from a school. It really sets the cross stitch of perfectly.

The other one I had framed was the sampler I did earlier on in the year.

"Fir Tree Sampler."

This was the cross stitch that I had to re-do several parts. Plus I did do alterations to the pattern and put on my own border to make it more me.

I was very lucky because when I dropped these of on the 13th June I was told some rather sad news. The framers were retiring on the 29th of this month. So I am so lucky I got organised and dropped them of when I did. I have been going to the same framers for about 15 years at least. They were so good and the lady was excellent at choosing frames etc. Whilst the husband did the best framing I have seen. The lady was  kind enough to recommend some other framers, so fingers crossed all will be good for the next cross stitch.

Happy days.
Bev C


marina said...

they look so beautiful!
Love your bed of roses doily too.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Lovely cross stitches Bev...and you did so well to have the table one ready...I hope you can get to find some framers who are as good as the ones retiring...It's always sad to see that happen!

Fiona said...

They are great and the framing is perfect.. all the best to the retireees....

Sharon said...

Hi Bev! Your samplers are darling! Also, I love your bed of roses! Hopefully, the new framers will be just as good.

Anonymous said...

what lovely cross stitching pics Bev,you are so clever,well done.xx

Sue said...

The work looks wonderful in the lovely frames....Davids black frame really sets the 21st stitching off.

Michelle said...

The frame is perfect!

melanie said...

They are just stunning, so old fashioned, which I love, and gorgeous! :) xxx

Terriaw said...

Beautiful samplers and frames! I especially love that blue frame. How great to get your projects back and ready to display. Love having a fire going when it's cold out - enjoy!

Lynda said...

Your cross stitches are beautiful Bev. The frames look wonderful.

FarahLin said...

Beautiful stitch sampler, Bev!