Wednesday, 11 May 2011

A few finishes!

Haha! Did you think I had more blocks to show? Not this time; I was in my UFO 'pile' last week and had a few projects so near finished, that I spent an hour doing just that!

I know it isn't very primish to frame them with glass, but believe me, the thought of trying to remove dust from wool applique, for the next lot of years, didn't appeal, so after realising a few weeks ago about a neighbour who has a framing place, I took the plunge and got them framed properly.

What is it with cameras? Why can they not capture what I am seeing with my eye? Or maybe it's a case of 'a bad workman blames his tools'.......anyway, these frames are just beautiful, but I can't show how beautiful on these pics:(

This first one is an adaptation of 'Threads that bind'. I changed out the verse and did the 'Welcome' in wool.I thought the verse from Romans 10v13 suited this piece perfectly; 'Be given to hospitality' and my kids are hoping it will remind me to do a bit of entertaining, but just for the record visitors until you get those bedrooms sorted AND your laundry put away!
The frame is a grained/distressed cream colour, but that is difficult to see.

This is a Buttermilk Basin pattern and the frame is a distressed antique black.
Oh and the slanted roof in the first house is part of the pattern! NOT! In my defence, I think I am correct in saying, this was the first piece of wool applique I ever did, so when I look at it, the roof will remind me of that! Ha!

And finally, a Primitive Gathering pattern. There are two pics here, but I'm still not getting good pics, but you are going to have to trust me, they are much nicer in real life.

Thanks again for stopping by, I was so excited when I picked these up that I had to jump on here to share them with like-minded people. It's not everyone around here, that appreciates my hobby..... I really can't understand that, can you? Anyway, I'm so glad that some people do and I really appreciate the friend I have made through blogland.

Until next time, have a great week,


Shazy x


  1. I love them all, especially the last one!! We are the only ones that see our mistakes, I looked and I don't see any problems with any of the roof tops! Great work!!

  2. They are so pretty!! I love all the different houses in each one! I tell the girls the same thing! LOL! Pick up your rooms and bathroom first!!

  3. They are so lovely - how could anyone not appreciate their beauty - we live amongst Philistines!!!lol!
    Thanks for sharing and hope you get plenty more stitchin' done!
    Best wishes

  4. The wool pieces look very good framed. I have thought about prim style and using glass in framing. I have not framed any wool pieces but would like to. I framed a prim stitchery project and it has glass. Hard to know what to do but keeping things clean does lend itself to wanting to frame under glass.

  5. I love all of them! I think applique is such fun. I like the does keep it in better condition. I know that mine would have lots of dust! LOL

  6. Hi Shazy,
    Our house gets lots of dust, so I'm glad to see others use glass on their stitched pieces, which, btw, look absolutely wonderful! LOVE them all!
    Can't believe you, Wendy and I posted on the same day ~just now noticed that! LOL

    Hope to chat soon!

  7. Hi there :)
    Ooooooo Love your framed woolly pictures!
    I have to say I much prefer polishing glass than trying to remove dust from the wool ...
    I tried using the vaccumn once (I know, I don't know why either, seemed like a good idea at the!) but I decided it wasn't one of my brighter ideas after I nearly sucked it up the hose, hehehehee
    Hugs Wendy x