Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Blowing my own trumpet, patting my own back

and other acts of egoism.

I had quite a few people ask me why Christmas Angel was going into storage (because I lack the funds to get her framed right now), and I decided to take the opportunity to show off some of my stuff.

Warning: Lots of bragging and photos to follow!

First the explanation: I love stitching large pieces, which means that I have to get them framed, because honestly, how else can you do justice to some of them?

As of right now these are in my "To Frame" pile. I frame stuff about twice a year, usually when my framer has a special going on. The way I work it out is that I have two massive expenses but I only have to feel horrified by the expense twice a year. (It works and I'm not messing with it.)

Christmas Angel


When Witches Go Riding

Trick or Treat


Winter Queen

Hmmm. I didn't realize that I had so many finished Nora Corbetts/Mirabilias.

Not pictured are pieces destined for non-framing, like Think on These Things (bellpull), Out for Coffee (cushion), Scheherazade (table topper) and assorted undecideds.

Now for the ones around the house:

Mermaids of the Deep Blue

In Harmony

Part of Fantasy Sampler

Buddah and Bonsai

Four Animals Silhouette

Dragon Ride

Butterflies Among Bamboo


Stretch, Coffee Chocolate & Men, Coffin Buzz, Book of Ink Circles, Garden Friend aren't shown, because I haven't gotten around to taking semi-decent pictures of them framed.

And no pictures of my smalls/other finishes. Well, no pictures on this post. Everything has pictures in various photogenic degrees in my sidebar.


stitcheranon said...

Wow, that is a lot of framing! They are all so beautiful. Why shouldn't you be proud of them! I would be!
Great work!

ohiofarmgirl said...

They are really beautiful. Ya know, maybe you should take some framing classes. That way it would cut down on the expense and you could fame them as you go??? Just a thought! Dianntha

Annie said...

Frame them all and your walls will be filled soon! That is a beautiful array of finishes. I stitch a lot, but not enough to create that many beauties!

Jill said...

Your angels are gorgeous! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving the great comment!
Happy Stitching!

Ranae said...

Show them off! Girl!
You surely have quite a beautiful collection.

Terri said...

Blu your stitching is absolutely beautiful

Lonneke said...

Wow, that's an impressive list! And I agree with you, these large beauties deserve to be framed.
Great stitching!

Pumpkin said...

Beautiful pieces Blu! Don't worry, you're not the only one with a pile of finished projects. Framing is expensive unless you can do all or part of it yourself. I've learned to stretch my pieces so that cuts down on the cost a bit. It just takes time :o)

Tammy said...

Don't worry I have a lot in storage too because I can't afford to frame them all. I think at one point I was stitching too fast since then I have slowed down a bit. All of your pieces are beautiful though!!

Natasha said...

Okay WOW, is all I can say I absolutly LOVE your Nora corbetts/Mirabilia pieces. Stunning work. I have never gotten anything professionly framed ..I framed one piece bymyself and the rest are usually smalls so easy finishing But I have a baby sampler that I am going to have framed it is a special gift for a family member..

Thanks for bragging :) I enjoyed it

Myra said...

Such beautiful pieces! I have started framing mine myself as I can't afford the cost of having a professional do it. I have been pleased with the ones I have done so far. You should give it a try.

BeckySC said...

Beautiful pieces!! WOW!!

Michelle said...

Wow they are all STUNNING! You have a great selection of pieces and a lot of framing to be done! I also have a lot of stitched pieces waiting to be framed - I keep on saying I'll have the finances one day.

Well done on so many big finishes!

Tracy J said...

What beautiful artistry!