Today's offering is a little sampler that I just got back from the framers this week. This is "Wash Day" by Carriage House Samplings.
Next to houses, birds are my favorite motif on samplers and this one has a a whole flock of them! I stitched this using GA Sampler Threads with floss from my stash.
I'm really happy with this frame in more ways than one. First I like how the black coordinates with the birds. Second I like the red highlights in the frame pick up the rosy tones. And third I LOVE the price I paid for this framing --only $7.14! Yep, you read that correctly seven dollars and fourteen cents. I had this framed at Joann's and I used the 50% off plus $20 coupon - this is the best coupon for a small piece. Now I really lucked out because this was a very inexpensive frame so the total before discounts was only $54 - less 50% off (minus $27) minus another $20. The clerk who wrote up my order couldn't get over what a deal I was getting. Of course it helps that I don't get any matting or glass. I originally went down this road because I like to be able to see the texture of the stitching (so no glass) and I didn't want a bunch of different colored mats. Sticking with wood frames allows me to mix and match and regroup my samplers and they all play well together.
Hope you have a great week with lots of stitching time!