Thursday, January 29, 2009

Finish and a Frame....

YUP, me again....*SORRY!*.....but I have another finish! On March 14, 2007 I had started stitching Easter Parade by Blackbird Designs and this is where I left it:


March 14, 2007

Yesterday January 28, 2009 ~ I opened the bag that I had this project stored in and pulled that guy out and started stitching. This afternoon I finished stitching it:


Then I flew down to my basement to find a garage sale picture frame that I knew would be perfect....prepared some foam core, got my push pins and a few other accessories from my finishing studio (fancy word for my finishing room) and went to work. After an hour This is what I came up with:



Blackbird Designs "Easter Parade"
Stitched on my own "bake and basted" coffee/tea stained 28 ct. evenweave
Fibers: GAST and WDW as called for
Framed with rick rack accents

I had him all framed up but...... thought it needed *something* to sort of "jazz" it up....Hmmm....I had a thought ~ ran down to my finishing studio (there's that fancy word again) - grabbed some rick rack and VIOLA! What do YOU think?

All I can say is: "Hang 'er on that wall!" Ok, that's it for me for a few days...work this weekend, plus I've harangued you guys enough this week.....

Until next time.....count your stitches and your blessings!

70 comments:

  1. Well I'm impressed! You should give yourself a big pat on the back for a stitching and finishing well done! All in a days work. Love it!

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  2. I can't look as fast as you finish your projects, lol. Oh Vonna, this is one of my very favourite BBD designs but I haven't even started it. The frame is perfect and the little extras are just adorable.

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  3. Hi Vonna,

    I love the finish and the rick rack touch!

    XXXX
    Cari

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  4. Congrats, that is so gorgeous! I love the ric rack, see you are inspiring me again :)

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  5. Oh, my! How strange is that? Not your finish, Hun, it's LOVELY! But earlier today I was looking through my stash and came upon this design all kitted up and ready to stitch and remembered the first time I ever saw it was on your blog back when you started it and I fell head over heels in love with it upon first sight, as you know I have this *thing* about rabbits... and of course ordered it and all the trimmings straight away... Anyway, I couldn't remember ever seeing your finish, and I wanted to see how it turned out... So, I came and looked back through your blog as I wanted to see your version *finished* and couldn't find it... Now isn't that strange indeed? *Twilight Zone moment* aside, it's as lovely as it was the first time I gazed upon it, even lovelier now as it's all finished and I still want to stitch it like yesterday already! Why aren't there more hours in the day? And your *finishing, finishing* is so perfect! I LOVE it! Congrats on another Beautiful finish to adorn your lovely home, Vonna!

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  6. Beautiful finish Vonna, I have loved this design for a while, such beautiful muted colours.

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  7. Isn't he just the most darling thing I've seen in a while!

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  8. Very clever finish!

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  9. BEAUTIFUL!!! I love it Vonna!!! He is just too adorable! Love how you finished it too! Oh, how I need a finish!!!!

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  10. Argh! I had totally forgotten about this design. *sigh* Must buy now. I like the ric-rack touch. I'll be stealing that...

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  11. I love the rick-rack accents. It makes it so personal and even more Prim then just a plain framed piece. Great work!

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  12. Great job on the finish!

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  13. Hi Vonna, can I just say - you are an amazingly fast stitcher!! Wow! You did a beautiful job finishing and framing this cute boy. Congrats!

    Also, I L-O-V-E love your "Lo How a Rose." Yay! Someday I will do that one, too. Maybe this year.

    And your primitive Valentine is super sweet - aww!

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  14. LOVE the bunny all done up! A bright idea with the rickrack!..GOOD for you! "Lo, How a Rose" is super too! Funny how we remember things from long ago. I sang that song as part of the holiday choir concert my sophmore year in high school. Can still hear it! Your site is great and so are your stitchings!

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  15. I LOVE the way you have finished Easter Parade. The ric rac adds to the design beautifully.

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  16. Well, I am so impressed with your creativity! Love the finish and the framing job! Congrats.

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  17. Girl, you crack me up! First of all, I died laughing when I saw your sampler WIP wall. I was expecting to see all sorts of framed pieces. You got me!

    I just LOVE your Lo How A Rose finish and your BBD bunny rabbit is just adorable. You are so creative and talented with your stitching and finishing. Send some this way!

    Great job, GF!! {{{{HUG}}}}
    Carolyn :)

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  18. WOW beautiful and wonderful job at the framing. You are so creative, I would never think to add rick rack.

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  19. This is sweet and you did a great framing job too! I'm in the process of finishing up Giggles in the Snow which is kinda a pain with the sparkly fabric, not to mention I cut it too small, so can't use the words 'Snow Angel' (I started it a while ago before I knew better).

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  20. Every time I see this chart my fingers start to itch... Yours is such a pretty finish too!!

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  21. He's wonderful Vonna and I love your finishing

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  22. Wonderfull!! The perfect way to start using the walls.
    Hugs

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  23. Oh my, your sampler wall is going to fill up pretty nicely, at the rate you're going! It's a gorgeous finish, Vonna! Tried your method this morning and fell asleep with my nose pressed to the scroll frame. Sigh...

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  24. Their "Easter Parade" was beautiful. Many Congratulations!

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  25. Oh look at that! It's wonderful! Make's me feel "Springly" ;)

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  26. Beautiful stitching and the finishing is perfect! Great job!

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  27. Awesomeness! Adding the rick rack was a great idea!

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  28. Beautiful finish, Vonna! Your framing job is spectacular!

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  29. So utterly perfect, Vonna!

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  30. What a cute guy! This is the first time I've seen this design and I love it! Well done on the framing, it looks just great!

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  31. You are one fast stitcher! This is so pretty. I love how you dyed your fabric, and the ric rac is a wonderful touch! Congratulations on a very nice finish.

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  32. What an adorable finish! I just love that bunny. I really like the addition of the ricrac to the framing. It really does add a nice something extra to the piece.

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  33. Wow! Vonna, you are fast! I love the ric rak! It really adds alot to the piece!

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  34. Gorgeous finish! I love the rick-rack accent you added!

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  35. Love the Easter Parade AND the addition of the rick rack! Your house looks a lot like mine inside: tall, tall foyer walls, stairways, and a peaked roof in the master bedroom. All bare, all desperately in need of becoming sampler walls! I'm aware of the light thing also, and I've thought of putting a curtain or wood blinds over the upper window, but I like the bright light. So I'll fill up the other areas first, I think. I'm thinking there's special UV glass out there for the frame, or I'll just let them gently fade and keep making more!

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  36. Great finish Vonna! It's beautiful! I love the frame and the ric rac! Too cute1 :)

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  37. Adorable finish and embellishment on the framing! Great job!

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  38. Great finish! Congrats! And a great example of your self-dyed fabric. I'll be trying your method this weekend!

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  39. Another wonderful finish along with Lo. :)

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  40. Way to go Vonna!! Your needles must be well and truly smoking what with this sweet finish and the oh so beautiful Lo!

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  41. It's wonderful - such a creative finish.

    Tanya

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  42. that is one sweet bunny :)

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  43. You are on a roll with another beautiful finish! You have framed this one so well, I like the ric-rac trim.

    I like the fancy "Finishing Studio", perhaps I can call my craft room my "Craft Studio", much better sounding, lol. Makes me sound very professional.

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  44. Absolutely wonderful...just gorgeous! Love the frame and finishing.

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  45. It's wonderful...you always come up with the most ingenious ideas. Kudos for that.
    Have a good weekend!

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  46. Turned out beautifully!

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  47. Vonna, you are speedy with that needle! And while the bunny itself is darling, your ability to just whip up a frame and backing is positively inspiring!

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  48. What a cute piece, and your finishing/framing is adorable!

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  49. Vonna, Love Easter Parade!!! The rick rack was the perfect finishing touch!

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  50. Wow! Wonderful job Vonna! Gosh that languished almost finished for so long!!! Must of been a nice surprise to find you almost had a finished project.

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  51. I love your finish, Vonna, mad as I am about Easter themes etc. It looks lovely!

    Have a nice weekend & greetings,
    Carolien

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  52. He looks so good! I love the addition of the rick rack. It adds just a little something. Well done!

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  53. It turned out wonderful. That is such a cute design, and the rick rack is a perfect touch.
    Sue

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  54. What a great design! I love how you finished it.

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  55. Fantastic piece and framing job! I love bunnies. And I love reading stitchers' blogs, so it wouldn't bother me if you wrote every day, even if it wasn't about stitching!

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  56. Great finishing idea. Thanks for the tutorial on how to dye fabric your way. Very nice
    Donna

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  57. Wonderful!!!
    Debra in Indiana

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  58. Hi Vonna,
    Love your new framed rabbit. As soon as I saw him I suddenly thought of Alice in Wonderland and I started singing to by self, my favourite song from the movie "Painting the Roses Red" LOL. The rabbit and the tulips go together so well.
    What a great job you have done framing it. The ric rac just sets it off.
    You have something in your last post that I would dearly love. Near bare walls. A girl could go beserk filling them.
    Thank you for your lovely comments regarding my Sarah Moon. She is now finished and I am doing a combination of the jitterbug and cha cha. Not good for my body LOL I can tell you.

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  59. What a great finish, the ric rack is a great idea. Wish I could hang out in your "finishing studio" :)

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  60. Fantastic Vonna..

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  61. Oh I just love your bunny!! Easter Parade is really pretty and I have just gotten more into Blackbird Designs and think this is a must have after seeing yours! It is gorgeous!!

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  62. Hi Vonna! Finally managed to catch up with you and what a great catch up! Fab finishes you have recently done and I love the way you have framed your latest piece. xx

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  63. I love the way you framed him, so creative! Thanks for the fabric bake tutorial, it looked like a fun thing to do and I want to try it.

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  64. The ric rac looks great on it, what a brilliant idea. Love the finish!

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  65. That is so gorgeous!

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  66. Love it! That rickrack is a fabulous touch! And how fun to pull a project out and finish it that very afternoon (not to mention framing it too!). YGG!

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  67. Lovely lovely finish there girl! You inspire me with your imagination.

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  68. A very unique finish! Very cute!

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  69. Very nicely done. Isn't it nice to finish a longtime WIP. Great job.

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