Saturday, July 30, 2011

Home from the framers...

Good day my dear friends!
Yesterday my phone rang and my framer alerted me that my framing order was complete. I'll let the pictures do the talking....


Soar Sampler w signature

"Soar Sampler"
Designed by With Thy Needle and Thread ~ Brenda Gervais
Copyright 2011
Stitched on 30 ct. Weeks Dye Works Onyx linen
Stitched with DMC as charted
*Soar was stitched for my Mom, she's thrilled with it!*

My Stitching Place w signature

"My Stitching Place"
Exclusive retreat design designed by: Tree of Life Samplings ~ Jan Alexander
Copyright 2011
Stitched on 32 ct Tree of Life Samplings Linen
Stitched with Gentle Arts Sampler Threads



Stitchers Prayer with signature

"A Stitcher's Prayer"
Designed by: Little House Needleworks ~ Diane Williams
Copyright 2003
Stitched on 28 ct. Lambswool
Stitched with DMC as charted

I am thrilled...
with how each one turned out. Each one took my breath away as my framer unfolded the brown paper from them to get my approval before I took them home. I am proud of the work that I accomplish with my hands and out of love for the hobby that brings me so much joy. I don't know why more people don't do this...the sense of accomplishment, satisfaction, tradition and knowledge that someday my children and theirs will have on their walls a little piece of me. May it be so...

Thank you all...
for your continued visits and comments on my stitching here, it brings me great happiness to know that people read my jumbled thoughts :)
And please know, I really try hard to visit all of you at your little piece of bloggie goodness too.

Until next time...
I'll be keeping my 'hands to work and heart to God', join in with me!

Hugs and love,
Signature

78 comments:

  1. One word - Beautiful!

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  2. Wow! I agree with Laura! Just gorgeous!

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  3. How exciting to get such beautifully stitched pieces back in such gorgeous frames!!!! I love every piece shown in this post! Happy Weekend!

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  4. They are simply gorgeous!

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  5. They are all gorgeous!!!! Isn't it funny how exciting it is take off the brown paper and see you piece all framed :-).

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  6. All 3 pieces are beautiful. Love the frames.

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  7. All of them are stunning Vonna!

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  8. They are just beautiful. Glad your mom is happy with hers. Love the stitching prayer.
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

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  9. ohhh they want me to get stitching them all ..lol .. beautiful finishes to beautiful stitching.. and I wish mine would take more interest in it ... love mouse xxxx

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  10. The frames are just perfect Vonna!! I have a pile of 4 going to the framers next week...I have to save up..$.. ya know??

    Hopefully our children will one day know that a piece of us was greated and left behind for them...Put smiles on their faces and remember our good times..

    Stay cool as you can, Faye

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  11. All three pieces are marvelous! My personal fave is the 3rd one. The frames fit each piece so well. Your work is just beautiful...

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  12. Vonna!! The finished framed treasures are gorgeous, each in their own way
    How fun for them to unwrap before your eyes and see these beauties
    Take care!

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  13. You chose perfect frames for all three, but Soar takes my breath away. Your mom is sure to be thrilled to see this piece hanging in her home every day.

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  14. Gorgeous! Wonderful work Vonna!

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  15. Vonna, these are fabulous. Your stitching is beautiful.

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  16. Wow they are all absolutely stunning. No wonder you are thrilled with them.

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  17. I couldn't agree with your words more Vonna.....stitching is so many things to so many of us! All of your framed pieces are beautiful but my personal favorite is the Stitcher's Prayer.

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  18. What can anyone say....just beautiful!

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  19. Vonna, these are gorgeous! I love the unveil of the brown paper packages too. I usually find they are more gorgeous than I had anticipated!

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  20. What great work. How fun to pick up three treasures.

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  21. Your 3 frames are perfect for the stitched pieces! I'm sure your house is just filled with wonderful finishes of all types!

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  22. Oh, so beautiful. I believe the thing that makes me return to see the lovlies you stitch is your sweet, humble spirit. Thanks for sharing that as well as your beautiful finishes!

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  23. All of your pieces turned out amazing. Love the frames you chose. Soar Sampler is my favorite, I think!!

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  24. Very beautiful I love the Soar Sampler it is positively georgous.
    Catherine
    diamondc

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  25. Simply beautiful. Makes me want to finish some projects.

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  26. So beautiful and I really love the frames. Have you run out of wall space or do you rotate your works. These are truly works of art.

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  27. They're beautiful! I especially love the two tone wood of the Soar Sampler. The inner lighter wood picks up the color you used for the fencing really nicely.

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  28. Anonymous12:28 PM

    I cannot express my happiness with the Soar Sample....it is absolutely beautiful, I hope to hang it in a very special place when I get my little retirement home built. I will think of you and all the fun we had this past spring watching and chatting about the eagles in Iowa. What a wonderful gift from a wonderful daughter.

    Love, Mom

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  29. Words cannot express how pretty those are!I thought I was in love with the first one...and then I saw the other two!

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  30. Gosh, Vonna, what eye candy! Love all the frames but especially Soar. Any one of them would be welcome on my walls!

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  31. There is no better feeling than seeing your pieces as artwork.

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  32. Anonymous1:24 PM

    Beautiful finishes and beautiful framing! Know you are pleased with your choices!

    Robin in Virginia

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  33. I love them all! You do beautiful work, Vonna!

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  34. They are wonderful, Vonna! Each and every one. You must be so thrilled to have them gracing your walls. :)

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  35. WOW they all look gorgeous !

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  36. WOW! They are ALL breathtaking! I especially LOVE Soar! That frame just does something to that piece!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  37. They are each so beautiful...it is such a joy to find pleasure in the simple things...
    Busy Hands...Happy Heart
    Patricia

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  38. How beautiful these are Vonna! Congratulations. I love them all . Hope the children and you and your husband are having a wonderful summer.

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  39. All 3 are absolutely beautiful. I think it's such a good feeling to see our stitching done in the frames. They are works of art and will be treasured. I loved the comment your mom made. Thanks for sharing !!

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  40. They are all beautiful, Vonna. Congratulations! Now we need to see a picture of them on your "sampler wall".

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  41. Beautiful finishes, Vonna. All three are just stunning.

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  42. Simply beautiful finishes and frames!! I really wish I had ordered the Soar pattern!

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  43. Vonna --
    Oh my goodness, each one is better than the rest and they are all just GORGEOUS! You must be so proud of all of them espcially SOAR for your Mom. What a wonderful gift.

    Have a good rest of your weekend:)

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  44. Amazing Vonna! You have every reason to be so proud of them all. They will all be treasured forever I'm sure!

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  45. Beautiful stitching! And the frames are perfect for each piece.
    Thank you for sharing with all of us.

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  46. Wow! They all look amazing! I especially love the beading in the first frame and how it makes the stitching POP!

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  47. First the stitching was gorgeous, and now the framed pieces really magnify their beauty! Congrats! I look forward to when Jan releases her retreat piece next year! Hugs!

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  48. Your frame choices are outstanding! Stitching ain't so bad either, LOL! Lovely as all your finished pieces are!

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  49. Beautiful, classy and classic frames to set off your lovely pieces. Love the Soar sampler!

    Bobbi

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  50. They are all gorgeous Vonna but Soar is simply stunning on that black linen.

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  51. Each one is beautiful! The frames are gorgeous! Really love that SOAR Sampler, that's my favorite!

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  52. I love the Stitching Place pattern I wonder if she'll ever release it to everyone? Beautiful work as always hun; I feel the same as you; I love stitching.

    Hugs, Shar

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  53. Vonna, those frames are beautiful. Grats on all of them. Love the verse on the third one.

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  54. WOW! WOW! WOW! All 3 finishes are gorgeous!!!

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  55. OMGosh!!! Those are GORGEOUTIFUL!!!LOL...Too beautiful to be JUST beautiful, and too gorgeous to JUST be gorgeous!! I have freakin' goosebumps!!! I hope that whoever gets your beautiful pieces of stitching when you leave this earth really understand the legacy and beauty you are leaving to them. That's the thing I always wonder "When I'm gone, what will people think about my stitching? will it end up in some pile to be sold at a garage sale or will it be loved by someone who has an appreciation for the craft?" I worry that people will just be like "Eh, what's this? Hmmm...throw it in the thrift store pile" When I've put so much time and LOVE into each piece I've stitched. Ok, signing off now! Those really are gorgeous!

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  56. Gorgeous framing! I really like the moulding you used for Soar and Stitching Place. I am sure your mom is over the moon with Soar. I love that Onyx linen.

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  57. SO beautiful. So very very beautiful.

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  58. They are all beautiful. Your framer does great work with your wonderfully stitched pieces.

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  59. Absolutely fabulous work, Vonna, you should be so proud of yourself.

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  60. Love your work,they look beautiful, what a gift to the future.

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  61. Vonna, Just beautiful. They would have taken my breath away also.

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  62. Your works are beautiful. Your tutorials are fabulous,and so helpful. I appreciate snippets from the Word. Thank you.

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  63. Vonna, they turned out absolutely beautiful. Soar does indeed take my breath away. Absolutely wonderful job done by the framer too. TFS the wonderful stitching you do. :) Cathryn

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  64. Your lovely pictures say a thousand words!!! Awesome stitching projects, Vonna & the framing is wonderful.
    Have a super week ahead!

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  65. Your framed pieces look beautiful Vonna! So glad you are thrilled with them.

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  66. I still have yet to frame any stitching (though I have framed other things), and I am really looking forward to it. I so enjoy viewing framed work on others' blogs--your work looks great! :)

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  67. Gorgeous framing for gorgeous stitching. Enjoy the fruits of your labor!

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  68. Wow. The frame and finish for the Soar sampler is absolutely gorgeous! You did a terrific job selecting frames for each of these pieces! Your framer did a great job bringing it all together.

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  69. Gorgeous stuff Vonna! I hope the same thing for my stitching too, that someone will want them and think of me...

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  70. Gorgeous, gorgeous finishes Vonna! I am drooling over your Soar Sampler!

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  71. Wow I don't have the words to tell you how impressive they all are beautiful just doesn't cut it. I love them all, but Soar brought tears to my eyes - fantastic!!

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  72. Very pretty, every last one of them! You do such beautiful work!

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  73. Great frames Vonna! They compliment your stitching so well.

    "Soar" has been in my stash and is loudly calling my name.

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  74. One more thing -- if Jan does a retreat next year - I will be there! Love the sampler that she did for you guys this year. Had a great time reading about your weekend on the various blogs!

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  75. Very pretty! I loved getting those calls from the framer!

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  76. Wendy Dicranian1:10 PM

    Your framed pieces are just beautiful. It is obvious you put your heart into your stiching.
    Wendy

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  77. They're gorgeous, great framing

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