March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day

May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks,
May your heart be as light as a song,
May each day bring you bright, happy hours,
That stay with you all the year long.

(the stitching was completed back in 2000, it's an old Twisted Threads kit. Stitched over one with Anchor threads, if I recall correctly).

March 06, 2008

curly q ewe, framed

Picked this one up last week too. It had been a shop model for a couple of months.

Such a fun stitch. And I really loved the frame, which is from the Crescent Colors company.

Brr! It's cold here today, snowing even! Pretty rare in North Texas. Gives me a chance to fire up the oven and make some banana bread and then some pizza for dinner, yippee!!

Thanks for your opinions on the June Morning framing. I do think I'll take it back in next time I'm going. This will be the second thing I've had to have her remount...but my framing options are pretty limited around here as far as I know.
Anyway, thanks again for the feedback!

Have a great weekend!

March 04, 2008

on the brighter side

Last week actually got worse, if you can believe it! But I just refuse to write about it here because despite what happened, we're just counting our blessings and taking it all in stride. My headache and dizziness turned out to be an inner ear infection and after a few days on some medication, I'm much better now. We made it through the funeral alright, a lot of driving but it was a nice day, weather wise, so it was alright. My DH saw a lot of family members he hadn't seen in over 20 years, so that was a good thing for him.

And last week I picked up my June Morning from the framer. I love the frame but am kinda put off by how much "whiteness" you can see under the black linen.

So I'm considering taking it back in to be remounted and asking that some dark fabric be placed under it before it's pinned onto the board.

What do you think?