Sunday, August 23, 2015

To and from the framers on Slow Stitching Sunday...

Hello everyone...boy last week sure was busy. I was out of the house 3 nights...such a social butterfly LOL! Glad to be at home and get a bit of stitching done. First, I was able to pick up my May Day Sampler and I'm so happy with how it looks.

Bev at JoAnn's picked this frame, I wanted gold but not real on the prim side.

And since I picked up one piece I dropped off another. This is my version of Blackbird Designs Le Poulet.

Now I made a few changes... the C & the N are a different color to denote my sons' initials. The F I did in 4 sided stitch for my last name. The second row of letters is off in several places. By the time I saw it I was in no mood to frog and restitch it, so I didn't.

As for the chicken, well she received quite a bit of plastic surgery. First I thought the chicken that was graphed was too scrawny so mine got buffed up and I changed the color of her feathers to Crescent Colors Old Marigold. Then she received some tail extensions and a beak reduction and some cute little comb additions. Oh very pretty if I say so myself...and I do!

I'm linking up with Kathy's Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday and tomorrow I'll linkup with Super Mom - No Cape Vintage Embroidery. Both are great linkups with lots of pretty things to see.

Hope you are having a lovely Sunday. I've got my son and his bride coming for dinner and afterwards I hope to spend some quality time with a needle and thread.

happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. I love this! All of your changes are perfect! Miss Buff Chick is awesome!

  2. Love your additions and subtractions. At least your surgery doesn't leave blood soaked pads:). The framed piece looks terrific.

  3. I giggled about all the plastic surgery the chicken received... and she is fabulous!
    Love the frame for your May Day!

  4. The frame is just right with the piece. I love the old gold look. My JoAnn's does not carry the pretty frames that you find. I asked about it and was told that each store orders what they think will sell in their area. That figures . Traditional things are very hard to come by out here. Have a super dinner with family!

  5. Gorgeous finish! Congratulations. Love how you are making the new piece your own.

  6. Beautiful stitching! Your chicken looks perfect :-)

  7. Love the framed...and soon to be framed... pieces!

  8. May Day looks wonderful framed. I like all the changes you made to your chicken,

  9. May Day looks wonderful framed. I like all the changes you made to your chicken,


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