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Prim and folkart needlework designs of drab reds, browns, golds and greens are what I fancy.

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Monday, June 21, 2010


Hi there Dear Friends!

Thanks for your kinship and following along here:)  I've loved following each and every blog in my reader, all of them!  I wonder how many of you are like me and have done away with flipping magazine pages to spend more time following stitchy blogs...

So, none of the custom mouldings I toiled over seemed to give this design the period look I was striving for.  My heart sank as I sadly resigned myself to the fact that this piece would remain (heavy sigh)... unframed.  As a last ditch effort I started pawing through the frames at Michaels, my heart stopped as I noticed this 8x10  ready made beauty perched on the highest shelf at Michaels.  I think I actually gasped quite loud, right there in the store - lol.

Pics are clickable.
 Frame stands upright, plain rails and upper shelf moulding...
Sweet little period feet ~ lovely design element don't you think...
La D Da ~ Quaker Alphabet 2007
WDW 35 ct linen ~ Straw
Floss ~ WDW Palomino, 2 over 2, approx 6 skeins
Stitch Count 110 x 138 
Initials and year inserted lower right corner of design
After all my obsessing about linen and floss and framing, she became exactly as I envisioned, the perfect combination of design, fiber and finish, couldn't have asked for more.  She'll rest on our harvest table, where one can gaze at her and gather inspiration for another project to capture ones' heart...
Ok, I'd better skedaddle before I start weeping ~ and no one laugh at me please, cause I know you've all been there before ~ lol:)
Thanks for popping in today!
Tootles, Sue


  1. I seriously can NOT believe that you found such a perfect frame at Michaels. This was just meant to be. The perfect project and the perfect frame. Well done, Sue!

  2. GORGEOUS! I absolutely LOVE that frame!!! It suited your Quaker quite nicely. Beautiful work, my friend.


  3. Oh my goodness! I love the molding you selected for this piece! What a find!

    Robin in Virginia

  4. Stunning! Isn't it perfect when things are, well, perfect?

    Magazine? What's that?

  5. THUD !!!
    How I wish I could find frames like that. It must have been fate that brought you and the frame together - how perfect! Of course the stitching is wonderful too. Congratulations and Happy Dancing with you!

  6. Is a beautiful proyect, Is amazing your finish, congratulations!

  7. What a perfectly beautiful piece!!!! Congrats!

  8. It fits perfectly! Great choice Sue.

  9. Wow, what a great frame!!! I just love how it looks with your La D Da piece! Congrats on finding it!

  10. OMG OMG OMG!!! I LOVE IT! Did they have one of those frames in black? I'm running to Michaels tomorrow ~ LOL! Need to get mine framed and I think yours is gorgeous!!

  11. You did find the perfect frame! That is beautiful and your patience was well worth it!

  12. Sue, I love the monochromatic version of this chart!! And the frame could have not been more perfect!!! Wonderful job!! Faye

  13. What a fabulous frame for a fabulous piece! Don't you love it when it all comes together like that?

  14. Wow! I'm coming up to your Michael's, Sue! I've never seen a frame as pretty as that at mine!! I just love it--great job on everything :)

  15. Such a beautiful frame work :) Looks great!

  16. OMG!!! You really got lucky! It looks like it the frame is special made for your adorable piece of art! I am very happy for you!
    Congratulations Sue!!!
    Hugs, Margit

  17. Wonderful work
    Framed Beautiful :)

  18. That is one cool frame! I feel like running up to Michael's to see if they have one on hand!

  19. Oh my gosh!! How perfect is that frame?!? I can see why you're so psyched about it! Good for you! :)

  20. Gorgeous frame!! Beautiful finish - nice job.


  21. That is absolutely gorgeous and what a blessing to find that frame!


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