Very Custom Picture Framers

Friday, February 27, 2015

Framing posters instead of cross stitch

Last week we finished up some of my favorite pieces.  Most of them are posters of delightful illustrations by artists Eric Carle and Mary Engelbright.  The last was a magical book of postage stamps depicting Harry Potter and friends.  We had so much fun finishing these pieces we're feeling a little guilty!

I hope you enjoy these as much as we did!

Friday, January 30, 2015

I heart you

20 years ago, when I made the decision to become a framer, I had no idea what beautiful, kind, and just downright amazing people I would meet.  I cant' decide if it's cause or effect...Does needlework create such loving people or do beautiful people just have a natural affinity for needlework?  

This week, we've been enjoying the most beautiful "Thank you" bouquet I've ever laid my eyes on.  I know for certain, though, that the family who sent them far surpass the beauty of any bouquet on earth.  (I won't mention names because I happen to know that they are very private people and I would cause them distress by mentioning names.  You know who you are.  Know that you are loved and appreciated every minute of every day.

When I started this blog, I had intended to make it a scrapbook of the framing we finished every week.  My intentions got derailed somehow and here I am with an enormous file of pieces that I should have posted but somehow I got caught up in the "doing" but not the "showing".  So, here now are a couple of pieces we finished last week and a whole bunch that I've pulled from the "hasn't been posted yet" file - to celebrate the season.

I heart you.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Love letter to my parents

I often look at my life and wonder what I did to deserve the amazing parents I have.  Today I'm thinking of the mantras they taught me.  On a difficult day I will catch myself repeating one of them over and over and they soothe me just as they did years ago when I was being cradled in their arms after a skinned knee or other childhood trauma.

My Mother always had a way of lifting me up on a bad day with:
  • "Tomorrow is another day." 
  •  "In a hundred years it won't matter:"  
  • "Don't cast your pearls before swine."
  • "Do something even if it's wrong."
  • "If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again."
  • "Make a beginning and never give up."
  • "The impossible only takes a little longer."
  • "Don't sweat the small stuff - it's all small stuff."
My Father showed me where he finds his inner peace with:
  • "Every day's a good day"
  • "Don't put your energy into the difficult people, put it into the good ones."
  • "I never met a stranger."
  • "People are fascinating if you just get to know them."
  • "Ignore it.  It'll go away."
  • "Go hug your dog."
Thank you, Mom and Dad for being there for me no matter where I am.  Know that your soothing words are always the background noise in my head.

Now, let me show the rest of you what beauties we've had the sheer joy of framing lately...