Framed & all done!

The lovely frame for "The Bee Keeper's Sampler" arrived yesterday.   I snuck home, earlier then normal, to get the piece pinned, finished, framed and photographed while the natural lighting was good for picture taking.  Was feeling really good about meeting the March 15th date, that I anticipated the patterns would be ready.

After the pattern cover layout was completed, and I was about ready to start printing, I screamed "oh nuts!"...I actually might have said more then "oh nuts!", but where is the N?  No N?  We can't have a sampler with no N!!!  We can have J's missing, and the U or V (whichever it is...can't remember which it is), but not the N!  How would I explain this!  So, after a sleepless night, I awoke early and started frogging...the sampler now has a N and printing of the charts will begin today.   Everyone that has the pattern pre-ordered, it will ship Monday.  If you ordered just linen and the chart, they will both ship together on Monday, as well...we've had your linen set aside and saved for you.

The frame I chose, is a beautifully hand-grained frame from Valley House Primitives.    The specifics of the frame are as follows:
Front opening measures 8 3/8" x 10 1/4".
Profile: MCN
Color: Tavern Gold  
Design: hairpin/corner fans. 
Take note, this opening size accommodates 40 count linen, working over 2 threads.  If you are interested in finishing you frame with this look, contact Janet at Valley House Primitives to purchase your frame.  Her contact is valleyhouseprim@aol.com    Their frames are meticulously handcrafted, and Janet is wonderful to work with.

Short post today, have lots and lots to do....will be a working weekend for me.    The dear husband and I are sneaking off to the beaches of Florida for a few days for a little R&R.  My sketch pad and stitching will travel with me...I just can't seem to ever leave them behind...vacation or no vacation!  {sigh}

Enjoy your weekend,

The cute little wax bars are back in stock...we have a few matching needle keeps left too!  Check them out under the NEW ITEMS category.  New charts are arriving daily and the website continues to be updated with new goodies!


Kaisievic said...

Well, it looks stunning - job well done!

Cari said...

i noticed the 'n' was missing in your earlier post but thought maybe it was a new trend!! Loved the sampler either way. Enjoy your vacation... our weather is perfect!!

Danice said...

Beautiful stitchery and frame! I will go check out the place where you got the frame :)

gracie said...

Looks wonderful.... enjoy your R & R

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Beautiful project to look forward to. The shop says the wax cuties are out of stock. Did they really go that fast?

Pamela@ Our Pioneer Homestead said...

Oh I love this pattern!!!

Nicoletta said...
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Nicoletta said...

This pattern is beautiful!!!!
Nicoletta from Italy

TeresaM said...


Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

Just love it. Can't wait to stitch both.