Dec 28, 2015

Happy Dances!!

First up is a piece called "So Happy" by Bent Creek.  Apparently, this is a hard-to-find chart pack.  I was lucky enough to know someone who had it.  Thank you, SM!


I picked up the frame at a thrift store and then mixed a paint color to coordinate with the stitching.  It turned out beautifully.


It took me about a week to stitch this up.  The photos really don't do it justice!  I stitched this on a beautiful 28ct Opalescent Cashel Linen in a color called Shimmering Romance.  This was a Silkweaver fabric.  I used GAST and DMC threads. Embellished with buttons that came with the chart.

My second finish... a big one... is "A Marriage Is".  This was stitched for my niece's one year anniversary (that was in September... okay... so I'm a little late!).





This was a Janlynn kit (023-0564) designed by Nancy Rossi at Kooler Design Studio. I swapped out the aida for 25ct Sal-Em cream linen stitched over-two with cotton threads from the kit. It took longer than I thought it would, but turned out beautifully.

I'm hoping to have another small finish by the end of the year. Wish me luck!
 

14 comments:

Justine said...

Two gorgeous finishes! I love how you painted the frame for the first one - it really makes the colours pop on your stitching. I'm sure your niece will love her sampler.

cucki said...

I love both of your finished my dear..specially so happy ..would you like to past on the so happy chart to me ..after a long illness I am happy and so much wanted to stitch it then I will give it back to you .thank you x

Katie said...

Oh I love both of them! Congrats on the perfect pieces.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

They both look great - love the So Happy pattern!!

Vickie said...

So Happy is precious. The sampler is gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

You've been a very busy lady - all your work is beautiful as usual!

Blessings,
Donna

desertskyquilts said...

I love what you did with the blue frame. That looks great with the XS. You have some good finishes there.

gominam said...

Your finishes look great, love how you custom painted the frame for So Happy. Love the Marriage design as well, your fabric choice made it more beautiful, great job:)

Thoeria said...

Beautiful finishes!

MaryT said...

Meari love your stitching as always really nice. You can keep the snow but then we have flash floods in Indiana.
Mary

Brigitte said...

These pieces are both very beautiful.

Marexstitch said...

Lovely finishes!

Akila said...

Beautiful finishes Meari. The frame compliments the picture so well

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

Beautiful stitching. Love the way you painted the frame. It really makes it sing.