Friday, August 3, 2012

A Little Peek

Hello blogging friends !

Glad to be here again.  It's been a while and I have been doing quite a lot of stitching.  I'll show you below.  

I have had a great summer so far.  I celebrated my birthday in July with my wonderful stitching friends up in the Colorado mountains and we had a great time.  It is beautiful and peaceful up there... We locked ourselves in a mountain home and stitched and ate all weekend !!!  Does it get any better than that?

Today I am picking up my sister at the airport.  She is visiting from Spain for two weeks and I am so excited.  My nephew (her son) has been living with us in the States since December, so I know he is so happy his mom is coming over.  Tomorrow we are all driving to Jackson Hole, WY for a few days.  Looking forward to that !!

Those are the highlights of my summer :-)  I've also been working on some new wallets and there are some pictures at the end of this blog.  You can visit my Wallet Blog also if you want to see them all. 

Remember my Spanish Mystery Sampler???  Here it is, in all its glory.  I finally got it all framed and I am so happy with the frame I chose.





I also framed My Handworke by Plum Street Samplers.  This was my first try at cutting and assembling the frame and I think I did a decent work, but I need some improvement.  I bought an already made frame at Hobby Lobby for $14 (50% discount), then I cut it to the size of the stitched piece and assembled it.  My corners are not the best, but oh well, I think the frame is perfect for the piece and for $14 who can complain, right?   What do you think?




Another finish is Loureida Geiste 1830 from Notforgotten Farm.  I absolutely love this little piece and it has been so much fun to stitch.  I did age it to give it that primitive look so typical of the Notforgotten Farm designs.  I used the greatest aging method (tip from Paulette from Plum Street Samplers).  It is James Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen.  This is an acid free stamping pad used to create an aged look on papers, photos, cards, etc...  I LOVE it !!!


Love the big house.....


Love the flowers too !!!



I couldn't find a frame I liked for Loureida, so I bough an unfinished one and painted it pulling the green from the border.  Then I aged it a bit..  Now I need to cut it and put it together.  I think it will look good.  



Another finish is my Kingsford Sampler and below is the frame I want to use for it.  I already cut it, but it is too big !!!!  I will have to cut it again.  Yikes !!!




Look at that that corner...  Not the best, huh?  :-)  But I think the frame is perfect for Kingsford




And this is what I am working on right now.  I am loving it too.  It is Shephard and Shephardess by Examplars From The Heart.  What a cute design....


   

And here are some of my newest wallets.  Go to my Wallet Blog to see many more new ones, and let me know if you would like to have any of them :-).  Also, keep in mind that I'll be on vacation all of next week, so it may be a couple of weeks before I can ship the wallets to you.  





















Well, this is all for now.  Thanks to all of you for stopping by.  I love to hear from you all !!!!  Enjoy the rest of your summer and stitch a lot :-)

XXOO

26 comments:

pj said...

Natalia, you have been busy stitching and doing a great job with matching frames for them! I love them! Keep up the good work and enjoy your time with your sister....great memories!!! pam in iowa

maritza said...

Natalia, qué belleza los dos trabajos bordados y los marcos están estupendos, acertaste en la elección...
Los bolsitos se ven geniales y la gran variedad de telas me encantan.
Muchas felicidades por tu cumpleaños...un besote guapa

Littlebit said...

Oh my goodness at the eye candy!!! I absolutely love the frames you have chosen. Beautiful job!

Margaret said...

OH wow!! Your framing is wonderful, choice of frames, and your stitching! I'm drooling for sure. Just lovely! I've never seen that Not Forgotten Farm piece -- I really like it! Your wallets are pretty too!

Patty C. said...

I'm drooling over here - everything looks great - & your framing is wonderful - those corners look just fine !!!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your framing is beautiful... you've chosen the perfect mouldings. Love all your new wallets. Enjoy your sister's visit.

Edgar said...

What beautifully framed pieces!! Perfect frames fro your pieces!

Elizabeth said...

Wow - you have been so busy! I think the frames look great and go well with all your projects. The Spanish Mystery sampler turned out to be so beautiful!

Dona said...

Natalia, you have been busy! I love your framed pieces, especially the frame for your Spanish Mystery Sampler. It's gorgeous!

Enjoy your visit with your sister and your trip to Jackson Hole. I hear it's beautiful and it's on my bucket list!

You know I love your wallets!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your finishes, framed and almost framed! I really like your Spanish Mystery Sampler and the Kingsford one!

Your stitching wallets are so neat! Enjoy your visit with your sister!

Robin in Virginia

Ranae said...

Awesome frames for beautiful stitching
Fabulous post with many good things
Have a great time with your sis

Melissa said...

Gosh, everything looks beautiful! Where do I start. I love the frame in that first piece. It's perfect for your Spanish sampler. I don't know what else to say except you are doing a great job with the framing!

Now to wipe the drool off my keyboard! ;-)

Have a lovely vacation!

zoomcity said...

So many pretty finishes! I love the framing on your Spanish Mystery Sampler.

Katrina said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!!! I love all of them :-). Wallets are so fun too.

Carol said...

Truly lovely stitched and framed finishes, Natalia!! I just love them all--and your stitching wallets are beyond compare! Each and every one is perfect :)

Jannie said...

Natalia - Happy b'day. Glad you all got to celebrate in style. Love the stitching! Those pieces are just beautiful!

Jane in Wisconsin said...

Hi Natalia

I would like to order one of your wallets....#26....a Halloween wallet.

Love all your samplers and I think your framing is excellent!

Catherine said...

Your stitching and framing are bea-u-ti-ful!!! Your wallets are always so tempting!!!

valerie said...

Glad to hear you had a nice birthday and how wonderful that your sister is coming for a visit. I am sure you all will have great fun! It looks like you've been super busy. Love the finishes and framing! The new wallets look great! Have fun in Jackson Hole!

Debby said...

I LOVE your frame for the Spanish Sampler - where did you get it? And to cut down a frame to fit a piece - so simple and I never even thought of doing that. I think you've done a great job on those that you showed. Great idea.

I hope you and your sister had a wonderful visit and I'm sure your nephew had a great time with his mom.

Looking forward to seeing everyone again in September!

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

your finishes are wonderful!!! Wil look forward to seeing them-I didn't see a date on your blog post so not sure if you are on vacatin this week or coming to the meeting. Hope to see you soon-

Kathy Ellen said...

Your needlework is beautiful, and what unique frames you have chosen for each one. The frame for 'Spanish Mystery Sampler' is stunning. Where ever did you find it?

Love all of your sweet little wallets too!

Blessings!

Ellen said...

What wonderful samplers AND frames! Lots of eye-candy indeed!

Penelope's Beehive said...

Your work is stunning...Bravo!
Thank you for popping by my little corner of the world Natalia...I bid you kind welcome! Do stop in for another visit soon.
Most warmly,
Judy

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Beautiful finishes, Natalia. I've visiting from Katrina's site. I've looked around but can't find the title of the photos in your Title. I love the one on the left. Would you tell me who/what it is? Thanks.

Elizabeth Ann @ Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box said...

I love the verse you chose for Beth Moore's Scripture team! :-)