11.10.2014

Framed!

"Heap on the Wood" is now framed!

I chose a wider & deeper Larson Juhl frame for this piece.  The wood tone is a lovely greenish-brown tone...it nicely compliments the woodsy browns and green flosses used throughout the piece.
The edge of the frame looks like an antique mercury Christmas tree bulb.
I wanted a larger overall presentation with this piece....something that I could sit on my mantle, just simply leaning against the wall.  I will then add fresh pine, winter berries and mercury glass bulbs for a festive, yet simple vignette.  
I chose Beige 32 count linen by Week Dye Works, working over 2 threads.
Finished size of design - 16 1/4" x 11 7/8"
My framed piece measures - 21" X 16 3/4"


I added a simple silver spacer inside of the picture frame.  It coordinates so nice with the outer scallops of the frame and it serves a purpose for my choice of adding glass.


 Once a finished design is photographed, I will tuck a piece of museum quality glass between the frame and inner silver spacer.  This keeps the glass off of my needlework.  The subject of glass, or no glass, comes up quite often.   There is no right or wrong way, just a personal preference.   I happen to like the added dimension, to the needlework, that glass gives to the overall finish.

It's a busy week, pattern instructions are in the process of being proofed and printing will begin of 4 new holiday patterns.
These are the final designs for 2014.
Time to start thinking Spring!

Coming soon...
"Heap on the Wood" (cross stitch)
"Brr" (punch needle)
"Woodland Yuletide" (punch needle)
"One Starry Christmas Eve" (punch needle)

In a blink of an eye,
 our cold winter has quickly arrived. 
 Parts of Minnesota are bracing for 10 - 14 inches of snow ...
am hoping the four letter word doesn't make it this far south. 
 Snow or no snow,
 tis going to be a cold week
 and I'm not prepared for it...ish!

Stay warm & have a good week,
Brenda




12 comments:

gracie said...

Beautiful....

Cari said...

I can't wait…for your designs that is !! No snow here in Florida but with family in Chicago and Boston I worry. Have a great week !

Culinary Charlatan said...
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Culinary Charlatan said...

I want this right now and I can't wait to buy it immediately!!! It's snowing - here in Minnesota - and I'm ready to get my Christmas on. So thrilled. :)

Blyn said...

I can't wait for Heap on the wood! Will the frame info be available on the pattern ?

Barb said...

I am anxious to see this chart. I love the peek that you gave to us.

P.J. said...

Looking forward to the reveal!

LaNelle said...

Looks lovely..wish I could stitch as fast as you release all the patterns I want to stitch....this will be on my list too!

Deb F said...

Can't wait to see it all. I already have a pretty healthy collection of your designs - am stitching one. This one looks like it will be stunning.

Schoolgirl Samplers said...

I am way past anxious on this one. The frame looks wonderful. Can't wait:)

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

OH I'm excited to see this :)

Kate said...

Beautiful