Monday, November 3, 2014

Ouch! But there's framing!!

Um yeah.  The first word of the title of this post says it all.  I somehow injured my left shoulder so that I couldn't do anything at all, lots of pain.  Not fun.  So I didn't get a whole lot done this week.  I'm hoping that it's getting better finally, but the return to my stitching and sewing and knitting might take a while.

But here is my small progress on His Eye.



I'm working on page 4 now, page 3 is all done.

Here is my fussy cut star for the week, a Judy Rothermel fabric again.


My friend and I did go to the LNS over the weekend to pick up my framing.  Here is the Crown Sampler from Plum Street Antiques.  Love this frame.


Here's the frame detail.


Here is Catherine Maudsley from Drawn Thread.  I love this one for its border.


Here is the frame -- it's perfect for this piece.


I hung the two up on the wall of the sewing room, which is getting a lot more crowded than I'd thought.  (The colors are off in this picture.)


Mia does not like the cold weather one bit.  She has been on my lap much more than is usual during the warmer months, and the heating duct is her best friend now.   (Father type took this picture btw.)


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


40 comments:

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Hope your shoulder is improving and you are feeling better. Beautiful framing--the frames are perfect.

Miss Mia is wonderful--I'm sure she is always welcomed on a lap.

Cari said...

I'm so sorry about your shoulder. OUCH is right. Hope you get feeling better soon.

Love His Eye … what a lovely and exciting piece this is. Your frame choices for your two pieces are spot on. Both pieces are beautiful. I always love getting my pieces back from the framer. It's the frosting on the cake.

Hugs to you and sweet Mia Stay warm !

Vickie said...

I am sorry this shoulder pain is so long in going away Margaret. I am praying for you.♥
Oh those frames! Your second piece is so very excellent! Wow!
I notice maybe Mia isn't the only one not fond of the cold. I see you with your fleece on. ;)

Mugwump Woolies said...

Oh Margaret, I hope you don't have "frozen shoulder"!
It is a real big bummer...I've had mine since April. Your finishes and frames are gorgeous...you pick the most perfect frames. Love "his eye"...it's wonderful!
Feel better!
Robyn

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Hope your shoulder is feeling better today. Love the frames you picked out. You are so very close on that sampler now. Love the star! That might be my favorite so far but then I've loved them all. :-)

Mary Ann said...

Margaret, I hope your shoulder is much better very soon!

Love your progress on His Eye, and the frames you chose for those pieces are perfect!!

I have to agree with Mia--I don't like the cold, but I would love to come sit in your sewing room and enjoy viewing that lovely wall of stitching!! : )

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Oh Margaret, we're a sorry lot with our aches and pains - I hope your shoulder improves quickly. The colours in the sampler are stitching up beautifully. Your framed pieces are all perfection and I love your sewing room.

Annie said...

Oh no! What a way to ruin your rhythm. Hopefully you'll be better soon. The projects are lonely without you!

The framed pieces look marvelous. You can just snuggle up with Mia and stare at your beautiful finishes!

Melissa said...

Ouch is right. I've injured both my shoulders over the years and I know it's not fun. What did you do to yours?

Love how Sparrow is looking and the two framed pieces - wow! I especially love the PSS one. Oh my I have this sampler - I need to get it out. Did you use the recommended floss or did you use Katrina's I wonder?

Daisy is being more cozy these days too and wanting to sit with me more. It is lovely to have a cat on one's lap! Take care!

Vera said...

Hope your shoulder iproves quickly...that's got to be frustrating as well as painful. Love your choice of frames -- they are both perfect. Cute Mia. Tyg has been staying inside much more with the colder weather...and yesterday I think he was spooked by all the wind and leaves blowing around - lol.

Susan said...

Hope your shoulder is improving! Of course, if it hurts to stitch, that must mean it hurts when doing housework also 😊. The frames are perfect and I love the sampler wall in your sewing room.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

I'm so sorry you're hurting. I hope you feel better very, very soon.

You are making amazing progress on you HEIOTS sampler - a slow down for you may be normal stitching speed for the rest of us, mere mortals. ;-)

Great fram choices on both pieces. Funny how off colors can look some times however, your samplers all look fab!

Joanie said...

Hope you're feeling better! I love your framing and they are gorgeous works. I also am drooling over your sampler wall too!

JoAnn said...

I don't think I can add anything new to what the others have commented, but I did want to let you know how beautiful I think your frames are. They hug your samplers perfectly.

Hope your shoulder soon feels better.

Teresa S. said...

Hope you are feeling better soon, Margaret. Isn't aging a pain? :)

Love the frame on the PSS sampler-just gorgeous!

Linda said...

Hope your shoulder is getting better Margaret. Nice progress on His Eye. Those framed pieces are beautiful. That wall of finishes is absolutely stunning.

Linda

Ranae said...

Everything is beautiful.
I do hope your shoulder mends fast

cucki said...

I Hope your shoulder is improving and you are feeling better. Beautiful framing and the frames are perfect. I love your sampler so much ..
Miss Mia is a happy friend just like friend Maloo :)
Hugs xx

RuthB said...

Ow! Feel better soon.... just looking at the beautiful framing would make *me* feel better--- I'd move the couch to face the wall of stunning finishes ;-)

Carolyn Boutilier said...

Hope you feel better soon. Love the Eye of the Sparrow. Your choice of frames are wonderful addition to your beautiful stitching. I love the clam shell quilt in the picture.Hugs to Mia. Carolyn B

Krista said...

Hope you are better soon!! Love your framing choices, your samplers are gorgeous!! Love that Drawn Thread one, I had not seen that one before. Hope you and Mia stay snuggly warm!

Jackie said...

I hope your shoulder heals quickly. Did the doctor say how long you might be out of commission? You must be going craaaazy!

Lovely framing. Great great choices too!

Wanda said...

Margaret, your sewing room is amazing! Your two framed pieces are stunning!!
I hope your shoulder feels better soon.

marly said...

I hope your shoulder heals quickly. What a striking display of your stitching.

Beth said...

I hope your shoulder feels better soon. Drooling over your sewing room with all the lovely framed stitched pieces and the lovely quilts. How you must enjoy spending time there. Your two newest frames are perfect and you are right, the border on Catherine is extraordinary lovely. Hi to Mia - my crew does not enjoy the colder weather either.

Lois said...

Ouch on your shoulder and do take care with it. They're tricky to heal especially when interests include stitching!!! Love your framed pieces and your sampler wall has me drooling. I loved seeing all your pics on IG - really makes me wish my stitching mojo would make its way home!!!!!

Mary said...

Fabulous choices on your framing Margaret! You've made me remember that Catherine Maudesly is also on my bucket list.

Hope the shoulder is feeling better soon!

Melody said...

Margaret, your frames are beautiful on those samplers. Great choices. Your current project is looking good. I hope your shoulder injury heals quickly. Take care!

woolwoman said...

sorry to hear you hurt your shoulder - aaacckk - no knitting - that is horrible - I had a bout with my right thumb and it was extremely painful to do anything but I kept putting ice packs on it and the inflammation subsided so I'm back. your framing is gorgeous ! that moulding on the Crown is exquisite and so perfect. Catherine is a beautiful lady too. just the best choice of frames for her as well. Hope you get better soon or you'll never get Mia to move out for the knitting. Take care Mel

Annette-California said...

Hope your shoulder heals quickly Margaret! Thank goodness your noticing an improvement. My word - your frames look gorgeous. Your sampler is so spectacular. It won't be long till your done (after your shoulder is healed). love Annette

Sally said...

Hope your shoulder is healing well.

Beautiful progress and beautiful framing.

Evelyne said...

Hope you're feeling better soon!
I love the framing!

Have a nice week.
Evelyne

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Sorry about your shoulder. All the stitching is so pretty. Sylvia has been cuddling more with me like Mia is with you.

valerie said...

Ooooo love the new framing! Your crown Sampler is stunning and that border on the DT one is gorgeous. I've never seen it before. Sorry to hear about your shoulder. I hope it is starting to feel better and that you're all keeping warm. I had to turn the heater on for the first time this weekend.

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

His eye is fantastic. What a beautiful piece. Your Crown frame is lovely. I struggled with the coulour of mine but settled.I also admire you adding the original names and dates. Im selfish I always add mine. Thx again for sharing!

Linda said...

Hope your shoulder feels better soon!!

My goofy cat has to have the window open each day for a bit - no matter how cold it is. He takes after his Mommy!

Linda in VA

Melanie said...

Sorry for the owies. :(

This piece is so BIG. I'm always amazed at the size of the pieces you do. One of these would take me 5 years to finish. lol

The new framed pieces look great. What are you going to do when you run out of room??? You'll have to move. ;)

Cactusneedle said...

You made me go buy "His Eye"! It's just too awesome to pass on, even though I have enough samplers to last me at least 10 years waiting to be done! lol

Kaisievic said...

Oh, sorry to hear that your shoulder is s sore! That is no good at all. Love both if your finishes. I admire your perseverance and dedication to finishing such beautiful pieces.

Anne said...

Swoon! I just loooove your sewing room wall and can only dream of having one myself one day! The frames are perfect for both pieces! I really love the first one...very ornate. Sweet little Mia all curled up!