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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Irish Counted Cross Stitch Finished and Framed -- Beautiful!

Back in October my daughter was working on her very first grown-up counted cross stitch piece. She thoroughly enjoyed every stitch and I think she did a wonderful job on this project. She wanted very much to have it professionally matted and framed, but we all know just how expensive that can be, even when taking advantage of the 50 or 60% off coupons at places like Michael's. So she asked for the framing for Christmas and Santa came through like a champ.

Here it is...


Irish Counted Cross Stitch Finished and FramedElizabeth chose the mat colors and frame stock herself, but she didn't get to see it finished until she unwrapped it on Christmas morning. I, however, was the lucky one to pick it up from Michael's so I got to see it first. I was just thrilled with the way it came out.

Elizabeth chose a double mat of dark green on the outside and a lighter green on the inside which match the greens in the stitching perfectly. She picked out this beautiful gold frame stock with such pretty details in it that really pick up the gold stitching around the piece.

She could not have been happier with the result of her fine work. And I must say it looks quite lovely hanging in the upstairs hallway right outside the bedroom doors. Do you think that when she moves out of the house someday, perhaps she might just forget to take it with her? Hmmm...probably not!

Happy Stitching!


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3 Comments:

  • What BEAUTIFUL stitching Elizabeth did...and you say this was her FIRST "grown-up" piece??? WOW......it looks like there is no room for improvement as this looks perfect!!! She chose very wisely for the matting and framing, too. Somehow, I doubt she will leave it in YOUR hallway when she someday moves to her own place!!! :)

    By Blogger Pat, At January 17, 2009 at 9:34 AM  

  • Hey Mary...just read your comment on my blog about the Vanna's contest. I am having the same problem...it won't let me upload my photos! I thought I would let you know. If I find out what the problem is I will let you know!!!

    Dawn

    By Blogger ~ Dawn Sparks ~, At January 17, 2009 at 4:54 PM  

  • Oh that is just beautiful!!

    By Blogger Jane's Fabrics and Quilts, At January 17, 2009 at 6:14 PM  

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