Saturday, May 30, 2009

Another quick finish

After roaming through my stash recently, I decided that I have some of the coolest stuff...and it's just sitting there in my closet. Sure, it's fun to drool over but no one is truly enjoying my stash as it sits there, right? Sooooooo, as you can tell by some of my recent finishes, I decided to do something about it. Even if they're just small finishes, I'm thinning out my stash and getting things done so that they can be enjoyed. The next thing I picked was a little something for my wonderful husband.

That being said, here is a close-up of my third finish in four days:

That is "I Simply Love You" by Twisted Threads. It is stitched over two on 32 count Silkweavers linen called "Days Gone By". The lettering is done with two strands of Caron Waterlilies "Sable" and the heart is stitched with two strands of Six Strand Sweets "Mocha". I mounted the fabric and put it in a box that has a frame as a lid which you can see better here:


The colors are more true in the first photo. The frame opening measures 5" x 7" so it's not teeny but not big, either. The box now sits on one of our bedroom dressers. It's really lovely! Good thing I like that box/frame combo because after roaming all my framing/finishing stuff, I found out that I had three -- yes, THREE!!! -- of those boxes stashed away. And all the same color, too! Gah! In other words, look for two more of these in the future. Plus, I made a mental note to buy a black one. I'll try to make sure I don't end up with three of those.

Okay, now I'm off to go find another little something that I can hopefully finish today or tomorrow. This is fun! :-)

11 comments:

Gloria said...

LOVE your box! That design is perfect for it.

tkdquintmom said...

Ok missy, WHERE did you get that box??? I LOVE it! I can see why you bought three of them! lol Are you sleeping because your needle is smokin!

LoriRay said...

Thanks! I got the box from Hobby Lobby and it was even 50% off. The inside is even lined with black velvet. For $15, I am way more than happy!

BTW, Hobby Lobby currently has frames at 50% off. How convenient! And, to sweeten the deal, they have the boxes in the dark brown and black. If the nearest Hobby Lobby wasn't 55 miles away, I'd be ownin' me one of those black ones today! LOL

FYI, these boxes are usually found on a tall shelf with the other "regular" frames, not with the other boxes on the shorter, smaller display shelves. Hope that makes sense.

Happy shopping! LOL

WildcatGrrl said...

Gorgeous! I love that box, I've never seen those at HL before.

I've got a HL right next door to my Post Office (literally), which is only like 4 miles away, so if you ever need anything from them that would ship well and ship for a reasonable price, just give me a holler! :)

Mylene said...

WOW! You finish it off perfectly!! Great job!!

Daffycat said...

This is precious! Great finish!

Cindy F. said...

Oh girl! This is beautiful!
Love the pattern, stitching and the box finish!! Congrats!!

Hey...go to my blog...I have something for you;)

Linen Stitcher said...

This is a very elegant finish. The box you chose complements the design so well! You do have the coolest stash! Glad it's seeing the light of day now.

Amy said...

If you have two other boxes, you could paint them a different color. Just a thought. Beautiful work! I'm envious that you are finishing things. I'm trying to find the time. Still looking. :) Have a great day!

Rachel S said...

That is easily the most elegant design I have ever seen. Great finish!

kimstitch3 said...

Just stopping in to tell you"hello"