Sunday, April 15, 2012

Richmond Sampler framed!

Hello, dear followers!

It is a beautiful Sunday morning here in the Shenandoah.  I do hope those who live in the mid-section of the country are faring well.  What horrible storms! 

I have been Missing In Action.  I am not going to offer excuses - there are many!  Instead I would like to say thank you to all of you who sent emails checking up on me!  They meant so much! 

I have been stitching, believe it or not!  The project I've been working on is The Sparrow.  I will post progress of that in another post.  The Sparrow and I are NOT getting along right now and we are taking a short break from one another.  We will make up later today but for now it is best that we not be in the same room.

However, I would like to share Richmond Sampler - framed!  Terri from Cross Stitch Station in Waynesboro, Virginia framed the sampler and words cannot express how thrilled I am with how it turned out!  It is stunning!  Terri did a superb job even when the sampler did not want to cooperate.  As many of you know, this sampler was a long time project and it traveled with me to many places.  So, the linen was, ummm.......shall we say.......well used and not easy to work with when it came to lacing and keeping things even and lined up.  Terri laced it and re-laced it and finally the sampler was, as Goldilocks said, "JUST RIGHT!"  So without further ado, here she is...Richmond Sampler - Anne Maria Clarke framed and on my living room wall.




I struggled to get good pictures.  I apologize for the glare but hopefully you can get an idea her beauty!  The frame is from Shenandoah Framing (fitting, don't you think?)  Shenandoah Framing is about four miles from my house but I wanted Terri at Cross Stitch Station to do all of the actual framing.  She ordered the frame but took care of lacing, spacers, glass, etc.  I.  LOVE.  IT!

Thank you all for stopping by!  I hope everyone has a fabulous week!

Happy Stitching!
Valerie