Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Grand Unveiling

Hi Everyone!

I said that next time I visited blogland, I would do the unveiling of the contents of my Jill Rensel package. You may have seen one of them already since I've been busy and slow to blog and both Jill and Theresa managed to post before I did!

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Ta-Da! Jane Pattison by Shakespeare Peddler. I love how it turned out!




And I also had her frame Hallow Eden by Plum Street Samplers and convert my frame into a pop out. That way I can display Hallow Eden at Halloween and Christmas Tea at Christmastime.


I'm now just waiting to see when a friend can help me hang Jane up into her permanent spot in the living room. 

Not much else to chat about. I've been dealing with a minor health issue and the medication I am on has made me very cranky and emotional so I've been nesting. Cleaning up the closets little by little and sorting my DMC threads into a jammer box. I hate winding bobbins. It's such a slow process and I think I still have another 200 skeins to go. I find that if I break it into 10 skein increments, it feels like little accomplishments!

A Very Fine Sampler is coming along. Not enough progress to warrant a picture at the moment though. I'm working on a couple of butterflies and hope to move onto the ginormous flowers soon. 

I hope everyone has a great weekend! I'm going on a tour of a lace shop in the East Bay with my Guild and plan to see "Her", have a fun evening out and watch the Superbowl. Busy, busy!

Until next time...much love and hugs

40 comments:

Rowyn said...

Wow, they are both gorgeous framed pieces!

I hope you feel better soon.

Melissa said...

Congratulations on both pieces, Valerie! They are gorgeous but especially Jane!

I've never heard of a pop-out before but it makes a lot of sense. What does the back look like? Maybe on your next post if you don't mind showing it? Thanks!

Enjoy your weekend!

stitchersanon said...

Absolutely stunning. Both are just wonderful

Annette-California said...

Jane looks Fantastic wow!!! I love your Hallow Eden too. How smart to be able to change the samplers in the frame for the different seasons - Great idea. The painting that Jill did on the matting for Jane is just amazing. Hope you feel better soon.
I too have lots of DMC's to be wounded on those card bobbins.
love Annette

Marie said...

Jane P. is beautiful and the framing is gorgeous. Who painted the vine on the mat? I love that!

Your Hallow Eden is wonderful. I like your idea of being able to interchange the design in that frame...very clever of you.

I actually enjoy winding those bobbins...mindless work while watching tv. :-)

Cinzia said...

Great blog! I am going to follow, hope to see your works' progress soon.

Ciao
Cinzia

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I had already seen your sampler finish on both blogs and admired it greatly. It's a lovely sampler but your choice of framing brings it to life. Neat idea with the pop out, very clever. Enjoy both pieces and your weekend, sounds like fun.

Chris said...

Jane and Hallow Eden are so wonderful. Perfect framing, what a joy to have them up on your walls.
I think that you are attacking the floss winding the right way.
I hope that you are feeling well again soon!

gracie said...

Beautiful

krayolakris said...

Beautiful finishes! Congrats! Feel better.

Natasha said...

Love them both!

I have given up on winding floss, to tedious of a task for me. I did see a very handy floss storage item another stitcher posted, using those containers you find at the hardware store that hold nuts and bolts. Just lable the drawers and good to go.

I hope you are feeling better soon XX

Christina said...

OMG, they are just gorgeous. I'm a little envious too as I would LOVE something framed by Jill.
Hope you get your health issue sorted soon.

Margaret said...

Love your framing! Fantastic! Sorry you are having a health issue. Hope it gets better soon. Have fun with your guild. I want to see Her, but I have a feeling it will wait till it comes out on video. Oh well.

Laura said...

Your finishes are stupendous!!!!!! Drool, drool!!!! Hope you are feeling back to 100% very soon!!! Have a good weekend...sounds like you have great plans!!!

Edgar said...

What lovely framed pieces!!! Hope you fell better soon!!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Oh my goodness Valerie. I saw your Jane Pattison piece on FB and loved it so much that I went out and bought the pattern and fibers!!! Both you and Jill did a fantastic job. Feel better soon.

Katrina said...

Jane is absolutely gorgeous!!!! Love, love, love :-). And sweet Halloween A&E too.

Hope you are starting to feel better.

Erica said...

They are just lovely!
Beautiful framing too!

Cole said...

B-E-A-utiful!!! These pieces are gorgeous, and Jill does such an amazing job too!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Jane is AMAZING! And so is Hallow Eden! I hope you feel well soon...
:)

averyclaire.org said...

OMG Valerie...these are beautiful. I love both equally! And a pop out frame...how nice!
Your work is lovely. Congrats!

Jackie said...

Now I wish I'd done a pop out with my Hallow Eden! Love the framing - both are really different but so beautiful!

I hope the issue that has you feeling poorly and the medication that makes you cranky and emotional is resolved real soon.

Somewhere I saw a little hand crank thing that would wind up those little bobbin cards.....

Barb said...

Jane is absolutely beautiful!! I love the way it is framed. I have a pop out frame for my Word Plays. I love using it!

Andrea said...

Oh Valerie your Jane P is absolutely gorgeous. How clever to have the other as a pop out so you can change it around. 2 for the price of 1! Bring your thread and bobbins over here, I'll wind them, I love winding bobbins. :)

Jeanne said...

Just a few days ago I saved your framed Jane Pattison photo off of Jill Rensel's blog - didn't know it was yours! I LOVE it! Great framing on both pieces, I have a few pop-outs too for changing out seasonal items - saves on framing that's for sure. Hope you feel better soon Valerie!

Anne said...

Oh my gosh Valerie! Jane is stunning in her frame. Worth every penny!! I hope your friend comes soon to hang her up. Love the Hallowed Eve too. I like the idea that you can interchange the design according to the season. Sending you hugs!!

Jo said...

Stunning frames! I'm also behind with my blogging - but a quick look at your latest posts show some fabulous projects :)

Carol said...

Wow! Those are fabulous, Valerie--I think I need to save up my pennies and send a few to Jill to frame, too!

Hope your weekend was a fun one--the lace shop tour sounds wonderful and I hope you enjoyed "Her."

Take care now, Valerie!!

Giovanna said...

Beautiful pieces, congratulations!

Joysze said...

Wowzas!! Beautiful framing to compliment your gorgeous stitching, girlie!! :D

xox

Melanie said...

Sooooooooooooo pretty!!!!! Her work just blows me away. Getting a piece framed with her is definitely on my 'bucket list'. (Non stitchy people would find that odd, I'm sure, but we all get it. Each one is a treasure.)

CraftyPretender said...

Gorgeous!!! Jane Pattison is an absolute beauty!

Julie said...

They are both stunning pieces of work, superbly framed.

Suzanne said...

Both pieces are beautiful. What an amazing frame and mat on Jane. Hope that you feel better soon!

Meari said...

Both pieces look great, Valerie.

I wind my bobbins while watching TV. It doesn't seem to be as tedious that way.

Dee said...

OMGosh ....both of those are BEAUTIFUL. The mat on the first one is GORGEOUS!!!!

Pop out is such a good idea. I'll have to see if my framer can do that with my "eggs" pictures. There are four, one for each season.

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