Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Superstition framed


On Saturday I got my Superstition back from the framer but it was just too dark inside to take a photoas it has been raining a lot lately.
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The frame above has been taken under normal lights and the same frame under lots of light where it is going to live from now on. I chose this place as when the lights are on, Superstition sparkles so much that you can't not look at it even if you wanted to as it draws you to it. I had the framer put a piece of silver lame, which I provided her with and you can see all the sparkle come through each little holes as there are quite a bit of pulled thread in this piece.


"Superstition" as I have mentioned before in my numerous posts is a Loretta Spears' design, her mystery #13 and the material needed to stitch this lovely piece is a piece of congress cloth, white, 8" x 8" with the following threads: Waterlilies by Caron in Flamingo (pink/peach color), Crystal Bay (kind of white blueish color), Opal (white shade) and Opalescent #300 (transparent white silvery color) which is a thread not produced anymore and could probably be replaced by Accentuate. I had purchased this design with its own kit so did not have to bother with tracking down the threads. Oh, I have almost forgotten about the beads, Mill Hill Petite Beads #40161.
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I am still working on Terry Dresden's Flower Diamonds, the pilot class project and I am slowly making progress though not as much as I would like as I have had plenty of distractions lately and gardening is one of them. We are changing things in our backyard garden and though my husband does most of the heavy lifting, there are still plenty of other things to do like going to garden centers buying stuff, giving orders (oups, I meant suggestions) as to where plant this and that (big grin). I have been doing a bit of trimming too. There is just so much to do.
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I will be doing a bit of stitching and gardening again today. It is a nice day so we will take full advantage of it.
See you all soon!
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Pierrette =^..^=

11 comments:

Terry said...

This is really lovely and your framer seems to have managed to get the perfect match in colour for the frame, I am delighted that you have found just the perfect place to display it.

NCPat said...

Excellent choice! The silver lame works wonders, doesn't it? I have both and silver and gold and use them frequently!

Anne Stradal said...

A lovely finish!

Beth in IL said...

It looks wonderful! I can see why everyone was raving about it. The frame really accents the piece too.

stitchlady said...

What a lovely finished project. The framing is wonderful.

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Hi Terry,

Yes both my husband and framer did a wonderful job in picking up just the right frame and mat. I am so happy with it.

Pierrette =^..^=

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Pat,

I agree with you, both the silver and gold lame makes quite a bit of difference when placed under the stitched project, mostly when there are holes in the project.

Pierrette =^..^=

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Thank you, Anne :-)

Pierrette =^..^=

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Beth,

If you could see that project up close, it looks even more beautiful than the photos can show you.

Pierrette =^..^=

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Stitchlady, thank you :-)

Pierrette =^..^=

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