Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Framed (Edited)

I could not finish the year without framing the two samplers and putting them on the wall.

For Patches Of Life Sampler, I chose, like Natalie from L'Atelier Perdu who designed the sampler,  a shadow gap frame.



For Tribute To Summer Sampler, I chose a large dark grey/black frame that suited  the pattern well.



They will not go side by side but this is to give you an idea in the size difference between the two projects which are both stitched on 40-count, over two for the bigger sampler, over one for the smaller.



I had the two frames custom-made yesterday but did the mounting myself for the first time with, fortunately, useful advice from a friend.

Edit : evening of Dec 31st, 2014... Guess what? I was not happy with the tension of POLS so I did it again and now I like it a lot more ;-)



  
Happy New Year's Eve celebrations!

Until later,

23 comments:

  1. Great job with the framing, David! That's something I really would like to learn how to do properly. The Patches of Life sampler looks very interesting. I've discovered a new designer through your posts and think I need to add some of her charts to my stash in 2015! Best wishes on a Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  2. They both look fabulous David. You did a very good job, very nice! Congratulations on these finishes, and Happy New Year's Eve to you and your loved ones too.

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  3. Woohooo, happy dance !! They look fabulous in their frames. I particularly like the one you chose for Patches of Life with its antique look. Happy New Year and all my best for 2015 !

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  4. Beautiful samplers ... have a great new Year's Eve and a wonderful 2015...

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  5. They are beautiful, and I love those frames!
    all best wishes for a happy 2015!

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  6. Magnifique, David. Je te souhaite ainsi qu'à toute ta famille une très belle nouvelle année.

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  7. Deux beaux ouvrages : bravo :)
    Je te souhaite une excellente année 2015 , que cette année soit sous le signe du bonheur, de la sante, de la réussite et de l'amour pour ta petite famille .

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  8. They look beautiful in their frames, well chosen. Best wishes to you and your family for a healthy, happy and creative 2015!

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  9. They are stunning! Love to see them so beautifully framed.
    Happy New year for you and your family!

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  10. Deux très beaux ouvrages qui ont trouvé une place de choix sur ton meuble !
    Bonne et heureuse année pour toi et les tiens ! :)

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  11. Ces deux tableaux ont une beauté intemporelle... C'est magnifique ! Et tu as raison d'avoir recommencé l'encadrement, quand ce n'est pas parfait on voit toujours JUSTE ce qui ne va pas...
    Excellente année à toi et ta famille David !

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  12. Une bonne année à vous aussi et continuez à nous fasciner avec vos belles réalisations! Celles-ci sont splendides! Delphine

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  13. Petites croix et encadrement, deux techniques que je ne maîtrise pas et qui m'éblouissent d'autant plus ! Deux merveilles à admirer en ce début d'année ( un faible pour l'encadrement du "For patches of life sampler" très original et réussi !!! )
    Mes meilleurs vœux pour 2015 !!

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  14. WOW! I love how you framed your Patches. that's something I ought to learn myself, framing and properly mounting my pieces.
    I do have it started myself but plan on doing a little trick on the version I have started (it was ages ago and I cannot make myself stitch on 32ct. anymore) and start it all over again on 40ct. - you have me food for thought with your over 1 version, we'll see about that.
    the other sampler looks just as gorgeous in that frame. perfect choices.
    let's have a wonderful 2015, packed with as much stitching as we can handle!
    hugs,
    chiara

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  15. WOW! I love how you framed your Patches. that's something I ought to learn myself, framing and properly mounting my pieces.
    I do have it started myself but plan on doing a little trick on the version I have started (it was ages ago and I cannot make myself stitch on 32ct. anymore) and start it all over again on 40ct. - you have me food for thought with your over 1 version, we'll see about that.
    the other sampler looks just as gorgeous in that frame. perfect choices.
    let's have a wonderful 2015, packed with as much stitching as we can handle!
    hugs,
    chiara

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  16. Congratulations on your exquisite work, David........and the framing is wonderfully complimentary. Happy stitching for 2015!!

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  17. Excellent travail David, je l'ai moi aussi encadré de la même façon le Sampler de Nat! La broderie n'est est que mieux mise en valeur!
    Meilleurs vœux à toi et à toute ta famille, gros bisous

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  18. Bravo c'est vraiment maginifique!
    Très belle année créative pleine de bonheur et de partage.

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  19. The framing is wonderful, i like it very much.
    Happy 2015 for you and your family .

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  20. Gorgeous samplers, beautifully framed.
    Happy new year to you and your family

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  21. They are just exquisite. Why don't you come and have a look at Scarlet Letter Years and join us in our SALs this year. We are doing quite a few including Mary Hurst 1661 and you can see it here http://www.pinterest.com/pattimyself/ I have two Mary Hurst boards there and I would show you the whole thing but it comes out much darker on Scarlet Letter's photo than it actually is. I do hope you like her and will join us because your stitching is phenomenal. Hope this year is better for you, and me, than last year was because it was BAD! Hugs Patti xxx

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  22. Quelles merveilles...
    Il y a bien longtemps que je n'ai pas engagé de projet de petites croix si important !!
    Ils sont splendides.
    Bravo David !
    Alexandra (AtelierFilles)

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