Friday, June 15, 2012

More framed stitching!

Is everyone ready for the weekend?  I know I am!  My sweetie has been on a business trip all week and I'm so happy to have back home.  So, so happy!

I spent the last two days with my mom, working on closing my grandmother's estate.  It's sad work, and I am relieved to finally be done.  While I was at her house, I picked up a couple of framed pieces and pinned one more.  Along with the pieces I shared in my last post, I brought two more home.

This first one is La-D-Da's "Spot the Cat."  It was a quick stitch, and fits into a standard 5x7 frame.  Please ignore the reflections off the glass:
He doesn't really look like any of my cats, but I think he's quite cute.  This is the first stitched piece on which I have placed my new, married initials.  It gave me a little thrill to put that little "P" on there instead of the old "H".

This second piece is Carriage House Samplings "Shores of Hawk Run Hollow."   I chose to stitch this piece back in 2008 when Mom and I and two other friends took a road trip to Massachusetts to attend a needlework symposium at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.  I finished it in early 2009, and finally got it framed today!  Again, please ignore the slight reflections and glares off the glass.  My dad was so anxious to get it framed that he didn't give me time to take a photo before he put the glass in.  What a nice problem to have, huh?
I've been stitching away on Soleil this week.  I don't have a photo for this post, but I will soon.  Lots of progress has been made, although there is still so much to be done!  It's amazing how a piece can look so full of stitches and yet have so much yet to be put into it.

In non-stitchy news, I got a beautiful bouquet of flowers from the farmers' market this afternoon.  The cats thought they were pretty too, especially Spike:
And finally, finally I harvested our first zucchini from the garden.  We had this little guy for dinner tonight:

There may not be any more after this.  But our one zucchini sure was good!

That's all for this evening.  Til next time, I hope everyone has a wonderful, not-too-hot weekend!


Miss Pants said...

Oh your Shores of HRH turned out lovely!

Chris said...

Spot looks great! I am going to add those 2 colors of NPI to my next order so I can get him started.
Shores looks amazing. I love that frame. I was on the trip :) It was a good time.
Congrats on the zucchini!
I am looking forward to seeing your Mom this upcoming week :)

Margaret said...

I love your framed pieces! The frames are so pretty and perfect for each. What count linen did you use to get spot the cat into the 5x7 frame? Yay on the zucchini too. Hope you get more from your garden!

Shaunterria Owens said...

Your framed pieces look awesome! Really, they look like they came from a professional framer. Congratulations your zucchini - home-grown always tastes better than store-bought :)


Southpaw Stitcher said...

Your two framed pieces are gorgeous! Your zucchini looks very tasty--at least you got one from your crop! And Spike, of couse, is a very handsome guy!

Lois said...

Your framed pieces are lovely, esp your Shores of HRH. I've failed miserably at stitching AaHRH, it's been over a year since I put a stitch in and I started out with such good intentions.

Myra said...

Your framed pieces look great Robin. Don't despair over one zucchini, many others will have some to share soon I am sure. :o)