Monday, March 10, 2014

A Parrot has appeared -- and framing

A Parrot has appeared on my PLL.  He/she is a bit stripy on his/her body, but I still like him/her.


I finally remembered to put a quarter in for size reference.

Here's my fussy cut star for the week, using a fabric from the Vicksburg collection by Judie Rothermel.


This Saturday, I went to pick up my framing from my LNS.  I'm very pleased with the pieces.  I actually chose the frames for a change -- although I have to say it was just luck.  lol!

Here's the first piece.  The Mary Allen Sampler by Samplers Remembered.


I stitched this a few years ago -- finally getting around to the framing.

Frame detail.


And here's Dame's Boarding School by Examplars from the Heart.


It's hard to tell, but the frame has the perfect light blue to match that in the design.


Here's Mia enjoying my framing as soon as it touched down.


Silly girl.

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a great week!  Here's to NO MORE SNOW OR ICE!!!  Fingers crossed!  :D

46 comments:

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Wow! Beautiful frames and that fussy cut! Can't believe how small PLL is. Mia is to funny

Vickie said...

Lovely progress! ooOoo those frames! Great job Margaret. Let us hope no more snow!! It is warming up here.

Lisa said...

I love to see all of your stitching! PLL looks beautiful. I have never stitched on 50/62 ct. linen. In fact, I don't think I have ever seen that count! Are you stitching over 2?

Vera said...

Great frames Margaret! And, love, love, love your latest star - fabulous. PLL looks excellent...so tiny compared to mine - lol.

Miss Pants said...

I vote for no more snow or ice too! Even here in NC we got some bad ice and sleet last week.

Love the parrot. Putting the quarter in definitely shows off your impressive tiny stitching.

marly said...

You did a great job on frame choice! Wonderful pieces. I'm in awe of the PLL.

Cari said...

Amazing stitching, fussy cutting, framing and catting…. LOL !! Hugs !!

BrendaS said...

Margaret -- As always it is so wonderful to stop by your blog and see what you have been up to. LOVE your PLL sampler -- the colors are gorgeous and your framing is just WOW. You certainly picked the perfect frames. I have room at my house to hang them (LOL).

Have a great week!

Jackie said...

I can see the blue in the frame - it complements your stitching beautifully!

I hope your weather improves significantly. We're supposed to be over 80 for today and tomorrow but pretty cool on Thursday. We've had a fair amount of rain here - probably at similar times that you've gotten sleet and snow.

Mary Ann said...

I love the parrot and the fussy cut star! And, the framed pieces are gorgeous!!

Annie said...

Love the parrot. Not stripey to my eye at all. And each fussy cut star is prettier than the last. Quite a collection.

Beautiful framing on those samplers. Mia has very good taste!

I'm right with you for a warming trend. I so want to be able to say "Spring has sprung", but we aren't quite there yet.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Margaret, that quilt is going to be absolutely stunning! Every week the newest block is even more amazing that the last one. Wow! Love the framing and that parrot is too cool. Hope you have a good week, dear friend!

Sweet Sue said...

Hi there, am really enjoying the fussy cut stars, each one a treasure. Your finishes/framing are stunning, kudos! Have a great week:)

Ali said...

Your Mary Allen sampler is just gorgeous and the frame really compliments the sampler. All the frames are lovely and Mia looks very happy to check them out for you.

Melissa said...

*sigh* Beautiful, beautiful frames (and stitching of course!). Just gorgeous!

Lovely photo of Mia.

Linda said...

Those frames are perfect Margaret. Your stitching is amazing. Love the parrot.

Linda

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Beautiful stitching Margaret and the Samplers Remembered piece is so bonnie framed, it brings the sampler to life.
Cats just love when something new comes into the house, they can find it within seconds:-)

Evelyne said...

Great frames, Margaret!Good choice!
Love the fussy cut star and your
PLL sampler is gorgeous!

Mia is a funny cat!

Have a nice week, Evelyne

Krista said...

Love all the frames, they are perfect for each piece! Cats are so curious, need to know what is what! lol! My fingers are crossed here too, but we had a flurry this morning and I think more to come on Wednesday?? boo-hiss! lol! I am tired of it all now too!

Teresa S. said...

Love the frames on both samplers! Really lovely :)

samplerlover said...

Your frames are really lovely Margaret. Your framer has done a wonderful job again :). Love your PLL. Your parrot reminds me of the parrots in my garden at the moment.

Katrina said...

Love your parrot and fussy cut and the frames are so pretty!!!!

averyclaire.org said...

Each one is prettier than the next...I cannot choose a favorite. I love the new pieced star! Beautiful. Your samplers are ALWAYS the best...and you chose lovely frames! Nice work.

Brenda said...

Beautiful framing!!! And the fussy cut design is sooo lovely. What do you do with them all once they are sewn???

Mia is soooo cute too!!! Love your parrot stitching as well!!!

Wanda said...

Margaret, your framed pictures are simply gorgeous! The Mary Allen sampler is one of my very favourite samplers (in my long list of favourite samplers :) ). I am enjoying seeing your stars. They are each so beautiful. Love your parrot! Mia definitely needs to check out all new things in the house! Really hoping you get your wish for no more snow - way past enough already. Have a great week, Wanda

Mugwump Woolies said...

Cannot believe the tiny stitches in that beautiful parrot! What an amazing sampler this is going to be. You did a wonderful job picking your frames and I have to say I love the "boarding school" sampler, having gone to boarding school myself. The colors in that one are so pretty and the frame is perfect. Our weather has been glorious and our trees are that wonderful green.
Have a great week,
Robyn

Carolyn Boutilier said...

Hi Margaret, i love following your blog. Your stitching is beautiful and that fussy cut star is wonderful. Love Mia. we have curious cat also.
Carolyn B

Busy Lizzie said...

Love love your stitching ♥ The framing looks amazing too

Annette-California said...

Lovely progress on PLL, again I didn't realize how tiny it is.
Super beautiful frames for your samplers. I could see the pretty blue in the frame that compliments perfectly. You did a fantastic job Margaret! and that sweet Mia!!!
love Annette

Brigitte said...

Pll gathers more and ore beauty, with each element you add. It's incredible how small it is. These must be really tiny stitches.
Great, your framed pieces. Will you show a picture when you hang them on your sampler wall?

Erica said...

What beautiful stitching and framing!'For some reason, I find the framing aspect so tough to do. I absolutely have to have the perfect frame, so I wind up with a box of unframed projects! (Sigh) One of my New Year;s resolutions this year is to get some of them framed.

SewAmy said...

The parrot is beautiful. I love his colors. Your stitching is always so gorgeous. The frames for them are perfect too. I can see the blue in the frame.

krayolakris said...

Soooo like a cat is Mia! Sitting on the beautiful framing!

Marsha said...

Gorgeous.

Carol said...

I swear, Margaret, each of your stars is prettier than the previous one--that is going to be one amazing quilt at the end of the year :)

Lovely progress on your parrot and the frames you and your framer chose are perfect, as always :) You are going to have to build on an addition just to house all of those gorgeous framed samplers!!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

I think I love each better than the last of your stars - and the colors are delish! Don't think I remember seeing Mary Allen, but she's beautiful, and both are framed perfectly!

Melanie said...

I think they are both great frames!!! You did a very nice job. Do you still have room the walls for big framed stuff? I'm running out of room, sadly, and still have SO MUCH left to frame. :(

Susan said...

Love the parrot! I have Mary Allen in my stash and seeing yours makes me want to stitch it right now. The frame is terrific.

Ranae said...

I love the color of the parrot
I always enjoy your eye candy
You are truly an inspiration

Chris said...

Wow! Thanks for putting the quarter in...such beautiful tiny stitching. Gorgeous frame choices for those samplers.
That start is really pretty.
I hope that winter is over!!!
Hugs to you and Mia!

Beth said...

Such interesting frames Margaret. They really add to the finishes. Your parrot has lots of personality...as does Dear Mia!

Karoline said...

Great progress on PLL, it's looking gorgeous

Your framing is lovely. Silly Mia!

Anna van Schurman said...

Love your frames. You did a good job choosing.

Anne said...

Eek! I missed this post! Forgive me!! The Parrot has feathers! YAY!! Your framer is amazing...those frames are so unique and perfect for both pieces!! That reminds me I need to frame Hannah! Ooh, give a pat to Mia for me :D Hugs

Babs said...

Lovely samplers, I like them a lot

Solstitches said...

That fussy cut star is absolute perfection. I love it!
Beautiful stitching - love the frames you chose.
Margaret