Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Lo Framed!

Hello Friends! Yesterday....the phone went a ring-a-ling-a-ling and I saw it was Hobby Lobby on the caller ID and *knew* what they were calling for....Lo's Frame was IN! Hootie Hoot! :o)

So although it was snowing something to beat the band..... and we already had 14 inches on the ground and were in the process of adding another 4 inches on top of the white stuff already out there...I was getting Lo's frame come "hell or high water".....as my Pap used to say....or maybe I should say "hell or high snow"? Because it's not going to be water anytime soon with 11 degree temperatures :o( Anyway, the frame made it the house with me ~ I'm sure you didn't have any doubt in me :o)

Last night I mounted the stitched piece...... and this morning after getting my kids to school and running to Michael's to get some hardware for framing I needed to get the job done, here is the final showing of Lo:




Lo How a Rose ~ Brightneedle
Taken from Better Homes and Gardens Cross Stitch Christmas ~ Celebrations in Stitches ~ copyright 2001 by Better Homes and Gardens
I used the DMC conversion and stitched on 28 ct. Silkweaver Solo Cashel Linen

I couldn't be more proud, honestly... this hangs in all it's glory with its rust colored rose swag in my Entry, so the first thing you see when I open the door (besides myself, of course - TeeHee!) is Lo. Above the door hangs our Crucifix, and what a fitting place to hang Lo ~ since He (of course) is the subject of the piece. Tippity Tap....I'm dancing in delight!

It may be a while before I'm back...... My rotation is in a shambles as I have some commitments I need to take care of before I dedicate myself to anything else, including my stitching rotation. But I'll be around before you know it! As always, thank you for your comments, your friendship and your visits!

Until next time...... love and best wishes as you count your stitches and your blessings, from my house to yours! X X X X

90 comments:

  1. It's gorgeous, Vonna! Truly a lovely grouping to compliment that piece. Love the frame! You did a great job!!!!

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  2. Beautiful. I love the rose swag.

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  3. What a nice frame!!

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  4. WOW - that is beautiful, Vonna! And I love the frame too! Wish I could get something as nice for my Mystery in a Corner.

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  5. Anonymous11:49 AM

    You took down the shelves? I like this better and Keith won't knocking the shelves down when he walk around the corner. Remember when that happened last year when I was there.

    Looks great! What a beautiful way to welcome your guests. Not only you and your beautiful face but your lovely work of art.

    Take care and stay warm!
    Love, Mom

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  6. Lo is stunning and your presentation is perfect. What a lovely sight upon entering your home (besides your shining mug). Love the frame choice, I would've braved the snow too!

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  7. wow...it's beautiful

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  8. Love the frame Vonna. Your placement and display of it is just perfect.

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  9. Oh, that is breathtaking and your rose swag compliments it so beautifully! Can you tell me, did you do the framing yourself? Everytime I take a piece to be framed it's gone a month or more and I see so many people getting things framed so quickly! Sounds like you ordered the frame? Congrats on your finish. Just beautiful!

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  10. You have every reason to be proud of yourself, it's simply stunning! I love your frame choice :) Huge congrats on the finish/framing.

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  11. Beautiful Vonna! I absolutely love how it turned out. The frame is gorgeous! You should be very proud.

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  12. Gorgeous girl! Beautifully framed and love how you accented it with the swag.

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  13. It turned out gorgeous. Especially with the rose swag above it. Love it.

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  14. Lo is truly fabulous and the frame is absolutely perfect. What a wonderful finish. Oh, and I love Easter Parade and how you finished it with the RicRac :)

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  15. Vonna,
    This is so beautiful... I love it! Very nice frame and framing job! Looks perfect where you have it. Is it possible to still get this pattern, do you know? WTG

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  16. Vonna! This is beautiful. Your choice of frame is perfect. I'll catch up sometime this month on Lo. I'm finishing up an exchange right now that needs to get in the mail, but I'm glad I have your piece as inspiration. I will be displaying mine year-round as well, and I so appreciate that you mentioned the true subject of this piece.

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  17. It looks beautiful Vonna...I love the frame.

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  18. Gorgeous frame, Vonna! I love it.

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  19. Gorgeous Vonna. The frame is just perfect for your stitching.

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  20. Woohoo! What a fabulous job you did, Vonna, both with the stitching and the framing!

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  21. That is gorgeous!! You did an excellent job framing it, and the frame you chose for it is perfect! I also love the swag above it. Beautiful!!

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  22. Vonna...I am in my car driving down to Bloomington now. Please leave the front door open so that I can come in and take this off the wall without too much trouble.

    Beautiful. Just beautiful!

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  23. That is stunning - the stitching and the frame. No wonder you are pleased.

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  24. That looks gorgeous, I'm not surprised you want it in pride of place for visitors to see!

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  25. WOW, the perfect frame for that piece, it looks just amazing!

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  26. Vonna, what a stunning finish I absolutly love the frame choice and the swag above really sets the whole piece off...

    Wonderful,wonderful job!!!
    Natasha

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  27. Looks beautiful

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  28. Beautiful! What a great place to hang Lo as well - perfect choice!

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  29. Perfect frame and I love how it looked on display. Great finish!

    Tanya

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  30. Vonna – you have absolutely every reason to be proud of yourself! Your choice of frame is wonderful, and your framing job is terrific. I like how you have it displayed on your wall, too. It’s all perfect! I think I might have to stitch this one myself, after seeing your heirloom piece! Congratulations!

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  31. Looks gorgeous! You also answered a question I had...whether Hobby Lobby would make JUST a frame or only did the complete custom framing. I can't afford the whole deal and usually buy ready-made frame sections. It's nice to know I can get a custom size in a nicer grade wood made also.

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  32. That frame is spectacular!! It sets your beautiful stitching perfectly.

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  33. Just beautiful! The frame is perfect. Makes me want to actually finish something here.

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  34. Oh, congratulations Vonna! Lo looks fab! Lovely frame too.

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  35. Beautiful frame! Hmmm...Hobby Lobby did that! I'm impressed and will have to check them out!

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  36. Perfect frame!!! It's so beautiful~

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  37. Oh that's just beautiful and it looks perfect with the rose swag!

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  38. Vonna,

    What a beautiful job! The frame is gorgeous and is a perfect match to your fabulous stitching..

    Stay warm..

    Michelle

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  39. Beautiful job Vonna!!!

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  40. Absolutely gorgeous. You did good, girl.

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  41. What a lovely result and what a lovely frame! It looks great.

    Greetings, Carolien

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  42. Beautiful, Vonna! Congratulations!

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  43. Gorgeous! I don't blame you for braving the snow to go get it. I love the swag over it too.

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  44. In a word... GORGEOUS!

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  45. lo and behold another inspiring piece of work
    thanks for sharing
    smiles

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  46. Simply gorgeous! You driving in the snow and everything! You would laugh at what I am afraid to drive in!
    I'm sure when I was in the choir, we sang a similar hymn-it's religious correct?

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  47. Love the frame Vonna! Good luck getting "all caught up" :D

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  48. It looks wonderful Vonna, great frame.

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  49. It looks stunning, Vonna. The frame is perfect and your entry must be very welcoming!

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  50. Vonna, it is just gorgeous. You did a beautiful job stitching and framing too.

    Thank you for the kind words you left on my blog this week!

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  51. Vonna, it's BEAUTIFUL!!!!

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  52. Well Lo and Behold your beautiful stitching and beautiful frame choice...Outstanding!

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  53. That frame is gorgeous! I love how it all turned out!

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  54. The frame you chose complements this piece so well. Outstanding finish!

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  55. Beautiful! And lovely display!

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  56. This is just beautiful ~ What inspiration!

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  57. What a gorgeous frame you chose for your wonderful piece. Great job!

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  58. Not only the frame is beatiful, as all the display as well. You have really good taste Vonna.
    Best regards

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  59. You should be proud! This is wonderful - you clever lady!!
    Well done!
    Lynda.

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  60. The rose swag looks like being made for that stitched piece. Or the other way round. They just complement each other.

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  61. It looks stunning Vonna, congratulations

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  62. I keep coming back to look at this again and again, it's just lovely!

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  63. It's absolutely beautiful, Vonna! I'm so happy for you!

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  64. Oh this is so gorgeous! Everything about it is stunning. Congratulations Vonna.

    I am so jealous! PLEASE send me some snow!

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  65. It looks lovely and such a beautiful frame too.

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  66. It is just perfect!!! An so beautifully displayed.

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  67. Absolutely beautful, that is the perfect frame for that piece. Fanstastic job!!

    CJ

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  68. This is absolutly beautiful! I am now in love with this piece :D

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  69. Vonna, it looks absolutely beautiful and love how you have it displayed:)

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  70. Very, very pretty. Do you ever use glass in your framed work or do you like it without?

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  71. wow, Vonna... looks great!

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  72. Oh Vonna, how absolutely beautiful!! I'm so happy for you. It's really gorgeous!

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  73. Vonna, Lo looks fantastic!

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  74. Simply beautiful.....

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  75. It turned out wonderful. It's a beautiful frame and works perfectly with everything!

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  76. it is simply beautiful beyond words.

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  77. Perfect frame! I'm still plugging away at LHAR, learning to count as I go. I feel inspired!

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  78. LO is stunning: pretty stitching and framing! I love the way you display it too.

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  79. Wow, you make me want to go through by stash of books and look for that chart. The frame is gorgious. Hobby Lobby. Who would of thought. Great job. Happy Stitch'n Penny

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  80. no other words for it, other than it is absolutely beautiful and it looks fantastic where you hung it!

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  81. Wow, Lo turned out so gorgeous all framed up, the frame you chose is perfect for it.
    Sue

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  82. Wowww... love that sampler ... makes me wish to take up one of my cross stitch UFO's and finally finish it :-)
    Patti xx

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  83. Oh, Vonna it's simply stunning!!! I Love this design and your stitching and finishing is so beautiful!!! The frame is gorgeous and that lovely Rose swag compliments the piece perfectly! What a warm and lovely Welcome for your guests! Congratulations, Hun!!! :-)

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  84. Not quite sure how I missed this post, but this looks magnificent. The rose swag looks just perfect above the frame.

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  85. That is just beautiful! You picked a perfect frame to go along with the fabric. It is just stunning!

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  86. Its beautiful..I love the frame.

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