A package arrived. I’ve been anticipating it’s arrive since about January. I knew it wouldn’t come for a long time but I was still anticipating. The box finally arrived.
I was head over heels and doing a lot of squealing and lots of happy dancing. Any guesses on what might be inside?
I opened the box very carefully…after all the front of the box said, “Fragile Glass”.
That’s your clue…any other guess before I show you what was inside??
Well now maybe you can guess…this is pretty big clue…
It took for forever to get the packaging off. It was packaged AMAZINGLY.
Here it is…
TA-DA!! This is Newcastle Bouquet by Teresa Kogut. I stitched this last year from the end of June through the very beginning of October. I figure it took me about 3 months. I am totally in love with it. My goal is to someday have a sampler wall. With this finish, I am one step closer.
Here are a couple of close ups. Oh my I love it.
I love the frame…I love it a lot!
All the work and frustration with the fabric was totally worth it…the cost of framing worth it too.
Oh, I’m thrilled.
This is the largest thing I have finished to date. I have another Teresa Kogut project I am currently working on and that one is bigger. My goal is to finish that one this year.
As excited as I was about my Newcastle Bouquet being finished, I was upset. I had sent two projects in to be framed. Where was the other project?? AH. I couldn’t be lost could it? I looked and looked in the box. I didn’t see it. Oh no!!
I called Total Framing who finished this project for me, and she started getting my information as I flipped through all the packing. I flipped over one of the pieces of cardboard and ah, there it was… I apologized to the lady and then I was off the phone and opening the package.
This was a smaller project. This is a Heartstring Samplery chart called Take Heart. It was a quick stitch. I stitched this one last year too.
I love the frame and I love the bible verse. I am so glad that I stitched this one.
Long term I really want to have a wall filled with samplers. Having this one that is a different size will make the wall more interesting.
Having these professionally framed was expensive. I could do it cheaper with a Hobby Lobby frame but…then I have to take two days, one day to drive there. It’s an hour away. Then another day to pick it up. Time and gas money add up too so, for now, I’m going to send my large sampler style cross stitch pieces out to be framed. I told the kids if they are getting me a present that a gift card to Total Framing would be great.
I am so happy with these…
I am so glad I got back into cross stitching. It’s so good for me…and I have some great pieces once I’m done.