Sunday, April 05, 2009

Colonial Dry Goods ~ Framed

As you may know I've been trying to find another framer for my needlework. There's not many local ones around, and their choice of frames can be limited. One which I knew of, and thought their prices were going to be way too expensive, has turned out to be quite reasonable. They're not cheap mind you, but worth it for the excellent work they do. They have some interesting frames as well. Ones with a bit of character, style, and interest.

I've had two pieces framed, and two more I've left with them to be framed. Here's one to show you...

LHN ~ Colonial Dry Goods
Framed 4 April 2009

This is a LHN design called Colonial Dry Goods which I started in 2005 and didn't finish it until March 2008. It's one I had 'put aside' for a while and took too long to pick it up again to complete. It's stitched on 32ct Americana Blend linen using DMC and Crescent Colours threads.

I am so thrilled with the way it looks in this frame. There's a blue colour on the frame which ties in with the colour on my needlework. I just love the style of frame too. I'm very happy with the end result!

22 comments:

Loraine said...

So cute! Perfect frame indeed. I like the design. I haven't seen it before. My local quilt shop is called "Village Dry Goods". It would be fun for them to change the name for their shop. I'll pass it along. Thanks for showing.

Theresa said...

Wow!! This is beautiful!!!!! I think the frame is just perfect for this piece~

Márti said...

Great finish!!! I love this design! Your stitchings are so beautiful!

Sue said...

That is stunning, Jane. Your stitching is divine and the frame is perfect!

Анна - Зонт said...

The frame looks perfect!
Beautiful finish!

dianemi said...

Wow Jane... beautifully stitched (as usual) and the frame is wonderful. Great photography, too. Love it!

lescerisesbleues said...

You have a splendid blog with superb photographs.
Bravo !!!

Susimac said...

Perfect frame, it all looks so lovely

Chrissie said...

Beautiful Jane, really lovely!!
Chrissie

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Beautiful stitching and framing!!! I'm glad you were able to find a framer you like.

Dianne said...

A good needlework framer is definitely hard to come by...and worth the extra money when you do come across a great one! Congrats on a lovely finish!

Brigitte said...

This is really the perfect frame. It seems to represent the colonial theme as well.

Melissa said...

Looks great, Jane. I love the frame.

Dovilė said...

I like this design, it looks stylish and good framed:)

Melissa said...

It's beautiful! and you may have found your framer! Isn't it so satisfying to get something framed and then it finally feels 'finished'?

Deb said...

Framing is a real expense isn't it! I love the frame you chose for your Colonial Goods and I love this piece. And as always, your photography is so nice.

Vaida said...

It's a perfect frame for this wonderful stitching

Jurga said...

Wow, very nice finish! Frame is just perfect for this beautiful work, congratulations!

KimV said...

This is lovely!
KimV

Loreta said...

Wow, it's wonderful!!
I love the frame!

Bine said...

It is gorgeous. The stitching looks wonderful on this fabric. And you chose a beautiful frame for it. Yum!

Susan said...

It's a beautiful finish, Jane, and a gorgeous frame! I'm glad that you found a framer that you are happy with.