Sunday, August 7, 2011

Another bargain framed sampler for Sunday

I am on a bit of a roll with inexpensive framing. I framed this one myself with a 5 X 7 tabletop frame I picked up at Joanns for half price, so it was less than $4. This sampler is Gathering Basket by Blackbird Designs.

I stitched this on a piece of greeny blue linen I had in my stash. I have no idea what it is called, but it is pretty. I liked this framed for its bronzy shimmer that picks up the browns in the bird. This should have been a real quick stitch but I started it and then put it down and got distracted by other pieces and well you know the story - crafty ADHD. But now it is done. And I got another BBD piece done. This is My Quaker House.

It is from the booklet, With Needle and Thread, 2007. I think this is out of print since I couldn't find it online. Glad I have it in my library. I'm thinking a frame with some gold tones would be nice with this one.

And since I was so productive (LOL- yes I am delusional), I started another BBD sampler, Willow House. I have a beautiful piece of 28 ct. pumpkin colored linen and I'm making a couple of color changes. My house is going to be a lovely yellowy gold instead of gray. This one has been on my "want to stitch" list for quite a while and it's time has come.

I need to make a trip to Joanns this week for more framing but I doubt I can keep my streak of inexpensive framing going. I have a BIG sampler, my Beatrix Potter Quaker Sampler, that I envision with a wide molding which couldn't possibly be a cheap proposition. I had been waiting for a 65% off coupon to take this one in and there is one in the flyer today. I think I'll have fortify myself with chocolate for the total on this one.

Hope you have a productive week ahead. I have lots of things I want to do but we'll have to see where my attention wanders - this sampler, that quilt, or another knitting project (I bought more sock yarn yesterday). So many projects to chose from!

Happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. Here's to cheap framing! Hope they don't break your piggy bank even with the 65% coupon!

    Beautiful finishes!

  2. Great finishes! Good luck with the framing.

  3. I love BBD and your pieces are beautiful! Good luck with your coupon!! Sounds like you could get a good deal.

  4. That worked out perfectly, such a lovely piece. Quaker House is lovely too - will be beautiful in a nice frame.

  5. Great Frame and finishes. I have been framing over on my blog too. I found must of my frames on clearance at Hobby Lobby.

  6. Beautiful finishes and frame! Good luck on your cheap framing quest, too!

  7. Oooooooooh, Ahhhhhhhh, I love the Quaker Sampler. Will have to "borrow" that pattern!

  8. I love them both but especially the house abc's in the second photo. Great finishes!

  9. lol chocolate fortification! Can't wait to see what shapes up!


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