Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Two framed finishes and stitching pouches

 I did a little framing over the weekend.  I had these two Blackbird Designs pieces stitched and I needed to get them framed.  Of course I first tried to find some frames in my stash but no luck.  I had a coupon for 50% off plus another $25 off so it was a trip to JoAnn's.


 This piece is from BBD Loose Feathers Spring 2012 book Mary Ann Blackburn.  As I mentioned in a previous post I put my paternal grandmother's name and date of when she would have been 8 years old as that was the age of Mary Ann herself when she stitched this sampler.  I think this will be a very nice heirloom of my grandmother.  It makes the sampler just that much more special to personalize it with my grandmothers birth date.  I was happy to spend the money on this frame as I think the sampler deserves it:) besides I did use that coupon!!!


 
 This piece is from BBD A Schoolgirl's Work book.  It is Ann's Sewing Tray.  Again I could not find the right frame in my stash so I ordered this frame from JoAnn's.  I so love the saying on this piece. 


 
  And lastly I ordered this Blackbird Designs quilt fabric last winter and finally got around to making some pouches with it.  I really like having my projects in these stitching pouches.  And of course I really enjoyed sewing them with my new sewing machine!!!

I hope everyone is enjoying the weather and having a great week.

 
 

12 comments:

Julie M said...

Beautiful finishes! Love the pouches too!

Karen said...

Your framed pieces are so pretty... the frames are perfect for both.

Love the way you personalized your sampler...such a sweet way to remember your grandmother.

Deborah said...

Both framed pieces came out beautifully! The frames are perfect.

Lesleyanne said...

Your framed pieces look gorgeous. Lovely project pouches.

Chris said...

Joan! your framing looks great. I think you found wonderful frames for these.
Your project bags look awesome too.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Wonderful ices in perfect frames! They both look fantastic. Love your stitching pouches,too!

WendyJo said...

Gorgeous finishes Joan. I love the frames too!!

Those pouches....fabulous! I sure love mine :)

katica said...

Beautiful! Both pieces are wonderful, and those pouches... I love them!

Lois said...

Both pieces are lovely! The frames work perfectly with them. Love your pouches too!

Deb said...

I love both your finishes and the frames you picked out are perfect. I love those pouches too. Those are on my list to make, but just never seem to get around to making them. Love that fabric you used.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Your framed pieces are beautiful, and your pouches are great!

Patty C. said...

Lovely ;)