Sunday, February 10, 2008

Finish-it February part 1

I had a little spending spree a while ago, buying some frames. It costs so much to have embroidery framed I thought I'd do it myself. I had a wonderful framer in NZ, but I'm very wary of trying anyone local in the UK after a nasty experience with a local framer many years ago. He used spray mount to stick my embroidery to the board! And yes, I had checked that he did lacing and had specifically asked for it to be laced.

I'm in a finishing mood this weekend so here's the first two done:


Their Song by Blackbird Designs
Stitched on 30ct Apple Brown Bindy with recommended threads
(See the snowdrops in one of my pots!)



Coffee Menu by Little House Needleworks
Stitched on 32ct Countrystitch Oyster with recommended threads

19 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Nicki!!

    I can't find anyone here who laces. :(

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  2. Very nice job! I frame some stuff myself, and I know how hard it can be.

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  3. Wow Nicki, those are beautiful! You did a great job :)

    I'm going to the framer this week - he doesn't lace, unfortunately but he did assure me that all the materials he uses are acid-free (and he definitely doesn't use spray mount!). I'm happy with the job he does, but then I wouldn't want to do my own, I don't think.

    We have snowdrops too - so pretty!

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  4. They are really beautiful, you did a great job framing both pieces.

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  5. Fabulous job Nicki, they look wonderful!!!

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  6. They both look fantastic!! Congratulations!

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  7. They look fabulous! Great job doing your own framing.

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  8. Wonderful framing job on both!

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  9. You did a great job on both of those!!!

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  10. I'd say that you've done a fine job with your framing! They both look beautiful :)

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  11. Lovely framing job!

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  12. Wow, you did an awesome job of framing yourself - they both look stunning! :D I adore your blog header too! :)

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  13. I'm very impressed with your framing. They both look wonderful.

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  14. Wow great framing!

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  15. They both look lovely Nicki, congratulations

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  16. Great job with the framing! Like you, I'm particular about having needlework laced as well.

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  17. I missed several entries here because of a busy life but your finishes are both gorgeous!

    (((hugs)))

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  18. Absolutely GORGEOUS Nicki! Bravo!!!

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  19. Beautiful framing! I am always leery of taking mine to someone, so I try to do it myself. Yours came out great!

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