When this cross stitch came in, we were delighted and a little nervous about finishing it. It is literally a once in a lifetime experience getting the opportunity to frame such a magnificent piece of stitching. To give you a better idea of the magnitude of this piece, the finished size is 43 3/8 inches by 29 inches. The problem with framing a piece like this lies in how to design a framing package that suits the design without detracting from it in any way. Well, in this case, I think Randy (yes, a gentleman stitched this) chose a color combination and frame that allowed the stitching to sing. The frame is highly ornamental, but by keeping the mats in close color harmony, you see the cross stitch first and then delight in the finish. Job well done, Randy and Amber.
Next on our list of amazing pieces is a lovely needlepoint stitched by our dear friend Nancy. (we will happily frame needlepoint, however we don't block them.) Amber and I absolutely relish the chance to just let our creative brains go wild. This piece allowed us that opportunity, as it lends itself to wild abandon.
And two more pieces that left me breathless when we were finally finished... Christie has done it again, and again. This chandelier is scrumptious.
I've framed the Grandmother Fairy several times, but I've never been happier with the finished piece.
If you haven't seen you piece here today, please don't feel slighted. The pieces I've posted are the ones that I remembered off the top of my head. I have many hundreds of really handsome finishes in my "hasn't been posted yet" file. Someday, when I'm not so occupied by cutting mats, chopping and building frames, cutting glass, answering phones, sending e-mails, and feeding hungry dogs, I'll post some more.