Monday, May 27, 2013

Lucky hexies, framing

My Hex on the Beach is progressing nicely.

Seventeen rows out of 40 completed, and many many paper pieces removed as well.  It was becoming unwieldy with all that paper.

My framing was finally done so I made a trip to my LNS to pick it up.  One piece is a surprise for a certain someone, so I won't show that.  But here are the other two.

My And They Sinned by Examplars from the Heart.  Sorry for the reflection.

And my Jane Philpott by Shakespeare's Peddler.

I love this frame.

I have been very lucky this week.  First, I won a prize of a chart and a yard of linen from Scarlet Letter from Nicola's Scarlet Letter Year Blog.   I used my winnings to help with the cost of the Polly Phillip kit.

I've wanted this one forever.  Thanks so much, Nicola, Marsha, and Joann!

Then I won a huge fabric giveaway from Kathy Barrick.  I couldn't believe what Kathy sent!!

Look at all that fabric!!!  Wow!  Some pieces are huge with lots of yardage!  I especially love this toile.

Thank you so much, Kathy!

Finally, the lovely Krista of Just Stitching Along blog was so generous and sent me this.

She has just finished the SM 1678 sampler from European Reproductions, and she knew I was in love with her beautiful piece.  So she passed the chart along, but also included all the floss needed!!!  So generous!  Thank you so much, Krista!  Here's a link to her beautiful finish.  It's gorgeous, take a look!

I was busy taking a pic of my quilt this morning for the blog.  I turned around and here is what I found.

Is Mia trying to prevent me from working on my quilt today?  lol!

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a great week!


Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

oh my!!!! you are one lucky girl!
that fabric is sew beautiful ~ isn't Kathy a generous soul?
loverly post today my friend ~

Deb said...

Wonderful post Margaret!! The framing is wonderful and each frame is perfect for each piece. I love both of them. Wish that I lived closer to your framer.

Hex on the Beach is looking really nice. Every time you show it I kick myself for not getting it.

And score with all the giveaways!! You've got a great chart and fabrics to keep you busy!!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Good for you with your prizes and gifts. I love your And They Sinned finish - it's an amazing piece. Seeing Mia from this angle made me realise how white she is down her back.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

oh oh oh whaouuuuuu beautiful stitching wonderful !!!!!!

bravo, bisous bisous

Nicole said...

I love the framing Margaret! They turned out so pretty!! Congrats on all the wins!! :)

Cathy B said...

Wonderful winnings; you have been very lucky! I mostly enjoyed seeing your framing...beautiful frames to enhance your lovely stitching!

Anne said...

The hexagon quilt is so cool! I love how the colours fade into another colour. REally amazing quilt and you've made loads of progress on it. Your framed pieces are stunning! Jane looks fantastic in her frame! So different than the one I chose but I like the differences!! She's a massive piece isn't she? I never realized that until she was framed. Congrats on your wins! Polly (I think that's the name) is a gorgeous sampler with all those blues. I had to take a closer look on the website and sigh, yet another sampler I want to stitch! Mia does seem determined to stop you from your work! Funny gal!!

Karoline said...

Your hexies are gorgeous and your framing is looking wonderful.
Lol at Mia, shes living up to the old adadage that what ever you need most is under the cat!

Penny said...

Oh my goodness - I love the colors in Hex on the Beach! Your framed pieces are fabulous! Congratulations on your winnings! Love Polly. Mia makes me laugh - they do find the most interesting places to perch. :)

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

You have been one busy girl! You are almost half way the hexie quilt ! Your framing is beautiful. Each piece has the perfect frame

Love your fabric win from carriage house.

Miss Mia, well they have their way of telling us things

Mugwump Woolies said...

Hi Margaret...your quilt is looking so good! Can't wait to see what color shows up next. So many wonderful fabrics...the birds are my favorite as well. Of course your beautiful samplers are just exquisite...And They Sinned is extraordinary!

Have a great week and yes, he was very dad...and the very best Daddy! Thanks for the kind words!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous frame, they are stunning. Great hexies and new charts. Looking forward to your updates

Debby said...

You have some very pretty pieces framed! And lovely new projects!

Greetings from Debby

Patty C. said...

Beautiful framed work & lovely new stash - congrats! Love the hexi's!!

Ellen said...

My goodness, it certainly was your lucky week! Perhaps you should have also bought a lottery ticket!

Your "new" framed samplers look wonderful! Any idea where you'll be hanging them?

Lene said...

What strokes of luck you have had! The hex is gorgeous. i miss working on mine, I think I need to start another one. So fun to see your pieces framed, too. It makes them look so different. Mia is fun, as always:)

Vickie said...

Wow! Hexagon quilts seem so intimidating to me Margaret. Yours is just fabulous. Love it. Love Mia too.
The framed pieces turned out awesome.
Good for you getting such lovely, large prizes. =)

Vera said...

Hi Margaret! Love our quilt...not that I do that sort of thing - LOL and your framed pieces are just gorgeous -- congratulations. What great winnings and, of course, the lovely pretty. We just adopted a cat (finally!!) on Friday...we pick him up Wed (after his "surgery").

Linda said...

Oh wow Margaret. Your samplers are even more stunning when framed. Congrats on all the wins. Hugs to Mia.


Catherine said...

Wow! So much to look at in this post!! Your hexes look great ~ love the colors. And your framed finishes ~ simply stunning!!! Fab goodies you have received ~ a great week indeed! Silly Mia!

woolwoman said...

your hexie quilt is coming along beautifully - the framing - swoon - OMGosh - LOVE the frame on Jane and ATS - what can anyone say - ATS is just a stunning statement on all accounts. Lucky you - I saw you won the SL blog giveaway and started to email you but I guess I forgot - that Polly Phillip looks like a "margaret" project. Hope you are enjoying your Memorial Day - Mel

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your hexie quilt top is gorgeous! Love, love, love the frames you chose for ATS and Jane... beautfil!
Oh wow, Kathy was so generous with her fabric giveaway... lovely fabrics and that toile fabric is beautiful.
I think Mia is letting you know she'd like a little bit of attention please.
Lucky you with your giveaway and gifts!

Sherry :o) said...

Wow what LUCK...all your winnings an gifts are awesome. Heroes looking good. And they sinned is so fabulous. I agree, the other frame is beautiful and really compliments your stitching

cucki said...

Wow you lucky girl...
Such a sweet sampler...congrats on your win x

Loraine said...

Mia is too funny! I love that photo.

Oh Margaret, where do I begin! Your framing is spectacular. ATS, is wonderful, and so is your A&E. Wow, Wow, Wow! I love your Hexie quilt too. It is looking great.
Luck is certainly with you lately, and you are so deserving. I bet you will find some fabulous ways to use the fabric, and I will enjoy watching you with those samplers.
Have a great week, and we will talk to you soon.

Teresa S. said...

And They Sinned framed makes me a little jealous-it is so fabulous!

2014 has to be the year for me to stitch either And They Sinned or Dutch Beauty--but which one??!!

And you are really on a roll with giveaway wins-congrats on some good ones!

The hexie quilt is coming along nicely. Love to see your progress.
Very nice post.

Annie said...

The framed pieces look marvelous. Really shows them off well.

You are really moving along with that quilt!

And your mailbox must have been bursting with all of those goodies. Have fun playing with your new stuff.

Krista said...

Hi Margaret, You are so very welcome again! :) Lots of beautiful goodies this week. Love all those fabrics and the Polly Phillip sampler looks so pretty!

Love the frames you picked for your samplers. ATS is quite amazing and I LOVE the weathered look on the A&E sampler, beautiful! Is your framer local? We are not so far away from each other, it would be good to know of a good framer in the area. I am so nervous to bring my pieces to a framer here and not know what kind of a job they will do.

I love your quilting project too. Is it a kit? Are you quilting in hand or by machine? I am so curious about quilting and wish I knew more.

Wanda said...

Wow!Everything is gorgeous! And They Sinned and Jane Philpott are stunning!! Your hexies are really taking shape and boy, were you lucky - congrats on some great prizes. I'm glad your little helper is never far away. :)

samplerlover said...

Margaret, your Hex on the Beach is looking really lovely. I like this one.

Your frames look really wonderful and they so suit the samplers that are in them.

Another wonderful collection of charts, threads and fabric. Love your SM one. Hey it has my initials :) - Sandra.

Cari said...

Love your framed pieces. They are stunning. And the Hexies are coming right along. I really need to get mine out and get to work. Love, love, love your new Scarlett Letter piece...the colors are just over the top beautiful (you enabler you)!! And Mia saying....if I fits, I sits!

Hugs dear friend....

marly said...

I can't imagine working on the hex piece. Mind boggling! Those frames are so fabulous. F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S. Not to mention the stitchery they're showcasing.

Evelyne said...

Beautiful stitching and wonderful framing!Perfect!

You are very lucky with this beautiful give-away's!

Mia is such a little helper!!

Hugs, Evelyne

Chris said...

Great progress on your quilt.
Your framing looks amazing? How wonderful to have these pieces back home.
Lovely new upcoming projects too.
Have a great week! Hugs to you and Mia!

P.J. said...

First and foremost, amazing finish on And They Sinned!! I love that piece but don't have the courage to even think about doing something of that size and magnitude. Beautiful work on your quilt; yummy colors! Congrats on your cache of stash! Give Mia a squeeze for me. love that kitty.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Congrats on all your winnings! Looks like luck was shining on you for sure. The hexies are coming along nicely. Love your frame choices too. Have a good week!

Miss Pants said...

Both of the framed pieces look great! And They Sinned is sooo big, I had have trouble finding wall space.

Your quilt is going to be so pretty. I really wish I could do that.

Mary Ann said...

Your quilt is looking wonderful, and the framed pieces are gorgeous!! Congrats on your lucky winning streak--you have won some amazing stash prizes!

BrendaS said...

Beautiful framing Margaret! Love the choices on your molding.

Lucky you -- LOTS of fabulous wins:))

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Both of the frames you chose for your beautiful samplers are perfect, Margaret! You have been a very lucky girl; YEAH for you!!!

I absolutely adore your hexi quilt. The colors are beyond amazing.

Ellen said...

Both samplers are beautifully framed! Your hexi quilt looks great, love all those colors!

Congrats on your wonderful wins!


Melody said...

What a lucky girl you have been of late! Congrats on all of it. The fabric from Kathy Barrick is so pretty.
I love your framed pieces you picked up. They turned out great. And They Sinned is amazing. But I love them both.
Your quilt is coming along great too.

Brigitte said...

Wow, these pieces look gorgeous in their frames.
And a second wow for winning all these great goodies. There's no doubt that you will use them perfectly. Enjoy!

Carol said...

Oh, what amazing framed pieces, Margaret--I'll bet you're just thrilled to have them hanging in your home. Are you running out of wall space yet?

Hope your lucky streak continues--what great prizes. Enjoy!

merumo said...

Beautiful progress on your hexie quilt!! Love the colors and everything. Your gorgeous framed works are just stunning!! And of course enjoy Mia's appearnce as always ;)

Melanie said...

Holy cow, what a whole lot of pretty stuffed into one post!!! You really hit the lottery with the giveaways. What a great bunch of goodies!!

Dona said...

Beautiful things in your post, Margaret! Your framing is perfect. I love both of them.

Congratulations on your gift and giveaways.

Mia wants mom time!

Sherry said...

Sorry it took me awhile to post. Look at all that wonderful fabric! Too beautiful! Hex on the Beach is really coming along. I just love your framed pieces!

Stitch Wizard said...

I just love seeing your posts Margaret! I have always wanted to learn to quilt and your hex quilt is so pretty already! I love the colors. I love Jane Philpott too and the colors are out of this world. Little Mia must love your work too since she is keeping a close eye on it and she mostly loves you too!! You are such a lucky lady with all of these beautiful gifts!!

Dawn said...

Mia has ideas of her own ;-)
She is so sweet.
LOVE the frames they compliment your beautiful stitching. Great choices.
Congratulations on your wonderful wins - they found a great home.

Giovanna said...

The framed pieces are just gorgeous - congrats. Also on the prizes. And the quilt is looking lovely.

Solstitches said...

Well they say things come in threes and you received three gorgeous lots of goodies in the mail.
Your framed ATS looks amazing. I've always loved that design and would love to stitch it but I know I'd never finish it. It's probably best to admire from afar :)