Monday, September 10, 2012

Framed finishes and balloons....

Hello Stitching Friends!

It's been awhile since my last post, but things have been busy around here...  First off, I went to my LNS and picked up some framing I had done.  I'm pretty pleased with the results!
This one I did some time ago, it's Library by Little House Needleworks.  I am glad to finally get it framed.

Next up, is my BAP of this year, finished and believe it or not, framed in the same year! That is an accomplishment for me.  I am very happy with the way it turned out.  Holly helped me hang it when I brought it home on Saturday.  We took down some pieces I had hanging on this wall and made a new arrangement with these three.  Shores of Hawks Run Hollow, then Long May it Wave by Carriage House Designs as well.  And last Simple Joy Simple Life by Little House Needlework.

Then, these two small ones, I finally decided to frame. I had stitched them up years ago, and they were hanging out in my drawer of finished but unframed stitching when I decided it was time.  I hung them up in the kitchen under the upper cabinets.  They are by Bent Creek I believe. 

This is the piece I posted a progress picture of in my last post.  It's the Halloween Prairie Schooler pattern from this year's batch of new releases.  I am thinking I want to finish this as a flat fold.  I have some other Fall pieces I want to finish as flat folds as well.  Now, just to make the time to sit and do that....

I am currently working on Autumn by Little House Needleworks.  I should have it finished in a few days.  But, I already have the frame for that one...  So, that is a good thing.

Mike and I went to a hot air balloon festival this past Saturday.  It was a first for both of us.  It was a gorgeous day.  Finally, some beautiful Fall temperatures arrived.  So, I will share a couple of pictures.  The balloons were so pretty.  It was on the campus of Western Illinois University in Macomb.

It was a beautiful day and evening for this event.  At dusk, all the participating balloons were on the field in front of us, and the balloonists would light up their balloons with their burners.  Such a pretty sight.  There was also a live band playing, so it was a fun afternoon and evening. 

I better wrap this post up.  I am hosting Stitcher's Night at our house tonight.  I still have to put the kitchen back together, and do some finish work on our dessert for tonight.  We're eating healthy tonight, I'm serving angelfood cake with fresh strawberries.

Happy Stitching everyone!


  1. Really, really pretty framing Melody. I am partial to the 2 Bent Creek "long" pieces - they look great!

  2. Love your framed pieces! They're both wonderful! Love your PS WIP as well. So cool about the balloon festival. So colorful!

  3. The framing looks great! Nice pics of the balloons....they look like quilts.... Have fun at stitching nite!

  4. LOVE your framed stitching. That PS piece looks really great too. Hope you find the time to get it made into a flat-fold

    Nice pics of the Hot Air Balloons!

  5. Your finishes are just beautiful!! The framing looks wonderful. Thanks for the photos of the balloons. It brought back good memories. When we lived in Louisville, the balloon race was a big part of the Derby Festival.

  6. Beautiful finishes. You PS design looks fab too!

  7. Beautiful frames to show off your stitching!!
    Balloons are so pretty when all grouped together, and the evening is my favorite!

  8. WOW! WOW! WOW! I am so jealous! I can't believe how gorgeous your work is! The first one, The Library, is one of my faves and it looks Amazing framed! Your wall full of the framed samplers is breathtaking! And I just love the Halloween one!!! Congrats!!! ^_^

  9. I am in love with your newly framed pieces, Melody!! Especially The Library. I bought the chart when it first came out, but haven't stitched it yet.

    What a fun day seeing those balloons... I'm sure your Stitcher's Night was a big success :)

  10. Melody,
    Both framed pieces look awesome in those frames.

    You have beautiful stitching.

    I can't wait to see your flat Fold of All Hallow Eve!

    Those balloons are so pretty. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend.